Moles are mammals known for digging tunnel systems in the soil beneath our yards and gardens. Because they reside underground, many people have never seen a mole with their own eyes. These unsightly animals are 5 to 8 inches long (around the size of a potato!) and have large front feet with claws that make digging an easy task for them. They have pointed muzzles with eyes so tiny it looks like they don’t even have any!
They prefer loose, moist soil when digging, but unfortunately for homeowners, they can be found pretty much anywhere - from grasslands to urban areas. The tunnels they dig disturb plant roots and the entrances to them cause large dirt mounds which make mowing difficult. Moles can be a huge threat to homes in North Carolina, and the worst part is most homeowners don’t even know they have an infestation!
Signs of a Mole Problem in Your Yard
Because moles live 8 to 10 inches beneath the soil and dig at approximately 18 feet per hour, many homeowners don’t realize they have a mole problem until these pests have already burrowed deep inside. The key to avoiding extensive mole damage is being able to identify the top signs of a mole infestation and act quickly. These include:
- Mounds of dirt that look like mini volcanoes
- Surface tunnels which are raised ridges on your lawn
- Soil that feels loose or squishy
- Grubs and/or earthworm infestations
Think you might have a mole infestation but aren’t quite sure? Contact us today to schedule a lawn analysis!
What Are Moles Attracted to?
Moles are more likely to be found where food is easily accessible and digging is easy for them -- which includes golf courses, cemeteries, parks, pastures, and the most unfortunate of all: residential lawns! They are drawn to shady areas with moist and cool soil. Moles also feed on insects, so if your lawn has a grub or worm problem, there's a chance they will attract moles.
We Offer Several Mole Control Options
To best serve your needs, we offer three distinct packages to control the moles in your yard. Whether you simply want to get rid of the immediate problem at hand - or be mole-free all year round - we have a package that is right for you. Our mole control services always begin with an inspection of your lawn, where we’ll make recommendations and discuss how to best manage and eliminate moles from your property. From there, we’ll use the finest commercial mole repellents on the market, so you can rest assured that your mole problem is being attacked from every angle.
1st Package: Single Season Mole Control
All of our mole control services start with the Single Season Cycle, which consists of three applications of Mole Scram Professional. Mole Scram works by coating worms and grubs – the mole’s food – with a bad taste. It will also cause the mole tunnels to smell, which will encourage them to leave wherever it’s been applied. Here's how it works:
- The initial application will funnel moles out of the lawn toward the perimeter of your property.
- The second application is applied about a week after the first, treats the remainder of your lawn, and gets the moles to leave your yard entirely.
- The third application includes a follow-up inspection of the lawn and an additional treatment around the perimeter to keep moles out for an additional 30 days.
2nd Package: Dual Season Mole Control
This package includes treatments during both peak seasons for moles, which are late fall and early spring. We will apply the same method used for Single Season Mole Control during both of these seasons, to be sure we get the moles out of your yard and keep them out. This package also includes free services calls if there are still moles active – or if they return – within the 30 day window at the end of each cycle of applications.
3rd Package: All Season Mole Control
Once our professional teams have driven the moles from your property with our Single Season Cycle, we will continue to treat your lawn every 30-45 days if you choose this all-encompassing package. This package allows you the peace of mind of mole prevention all year round, and includes free service calls for any mole-related issue. If you see a tunnel, we’ll take care of it!
Here at Tailor Made Lawns, we guarantee that our mole control services will evict moles from your yard. If you have a problem with voles, we can discuss options for them as well! We understand how important it is for our customers to have a healthy lawn, and we’ll always work hard to make sure your lawn is pristine and thriving.