Moles can be a real problem for homeowners. Moles are on the smaller size and have brownish colored fur. Moles spend a majority of the time in burrows underground. They tend to prefer soil that is moist or sandy, which allows them to travel and burrow more easily. Moles will typically avoid hard soil types such as clay.
Moles can be found under lawns, landscaping beds, gardens, woods, farms, golf courses and pastures. They will create a structure of various types of burrows/pathways. Both the climate and ground moisture will impact the extent of the tunneling.
If a Mole problem is left untreated, it can quickly spread throughout residential areas. They will establish a network of tunnels and pathways to survive. Mole evidence is easily identified when you see raised mounds of soil or raised tunnels throughout the yard. Burrowing will happen throughout the year but will be at its highest during warmer months when the soil is wet.
Moles generally feed on pests that are found in the soil such as white grubs, ants, earth worms or millipedes. Moles will change food sources as insect supply changes. Moles will generally not eat flowers, ornamental plantings or vegetation while tunneling. However, plantings and other vegetation may become damage due to the underground tunneling.
Homeowners may notice that grass or turf areas may become brown or dead. This damaged may result since the roots of the grass may be impacted due to the tunneling. In the later parts of July and beginning of August, homeowners and lawn care services should monitor the year for white grub activity as this is a good food source for Moles.
For all of you Mole and landscaping pest problems, call Alliance Pest Services today for more information on how to protect your home, lawn and landscaping against pests.