08/26/16

How To Get Rid Of Moles In Topeka

How To Get Rid Of Moles In Topeka

8/26/2016

If you’ve lived in the Topeka area for any length of time, it is likely you are familiar with the problems moles can cause. These are frustrating critters to get rid of because you very rarely actually ever see them, seeing only the destruction they leave behind as they dig for snails, grubs, worms, and other food sources.

Signs of mole activity:

  • Golf ball sized holes in your lawn. These holes are left behind by mole digging.

  • Volcano-like mounds of dirt. These little hills are a few inches high and a few inches wide and look like they were made by something pushing up from underneath.

  • Raised areas of dead grass. These unsightly streaks can be in a lightning pattern and can completely ruin the beauty of your lawn.

  • Damaged or dead plants. Moles will scrape the roots of plants as they search for grubs and worms, causing plants to be adversely affected. They also dig up plant bulbs.

There is one very good way to get rid of moles from your Topeka property, but before we talk about that, let’s take a quick look at some of the not-so-good ways to get rid of moles.

  • Mothballs: Though it is true that moles hate mothballs, putting mothballs down a mole tunnel will only cause the mole to leave that area and dig more tunnels, which will cause more damage to your lawn.

  • Flooding with a garden hose: Though it is true that many moles will die when there is flooding, trying to flood a mole tunnel using a garden hose is useless. It might send a mole running; but, most likely, he will escape and simply start digging new tunnels.

  • Poison: Bait companies may tell you that bait pellets look like grubs to moles, but they tend to go uneaten by these creatures, especially if they are not properly planted.

  • Shooting: This is never a good idea. Even if discharging a firearm is legal in your area, it is unlikely that you could wait long enough for the elusive critter(s) to show themselves.

These strategies of mole removal are simply not effective. So, what does work to get rid of moles in Topeka? Check out Schendel’s mole control. Not only does this title rhyme, it works! With our Mole/Gopher/Vole Program, we provide homeowners with relief from existing infestations and prevent future problems. In fact, we guarantee that your property will be free of moles, gophers, and voles for 365 days from the date of the first service!
 
Don’t let moles ruin your Topeka lawn, and don’t take chances with dangerous do-it-yourself mole control. Call Schendel Pest Services for your free quote today.