Moles And Lawn Destruction

6/30/2016


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This is such a great time of year. Flowers are in bloom, the kids are out of school, vacation plans are in place, and your lawn is gleaming; but even in this perfect season there is one chore that never ends – caring for your lawn! So much maintenance goes into keeping a lawn fresh, green, and the perfect length. You may even put a lot of time, money, and effort into keeping your lawn in tip top shape. With a lot of effort you can say that you are a proud owner of a freshly cut lawn that has reached its prime. However, even after all that work, things can still go wrong. You wake up one morning, and on your way to work you walk onto your front porch, down the steps, and take a second look at your lawn. To your surprise, your lawn is no longer in tip top shape.

As you examine your once lush and brilliant green lawn, you now see dead spots and even mounds of dirt. There can be so much frustration that takes place when your lawn is damaged, especially after so much care and maintenance. There can be different reasons why your lawn can become damaged at any time, but if you run into a situation like this, moles could be your culprit.

Your beautiful lawn is the perfect invitation for insects and grubs to live and work and play and raise a family in. Unfortunately, this means that a well kept, healthy lawn is a delicious buffet to a mole. You see, moles eat insects and grubs. Moles also live underground. They are designed to live in these conditions. The reason why they terrorize your lawn so much is because they are searching for those grubs and insects that are underground. They leave mounds of dirt and roots in their path because they don’t care for them and have no use for them at all. They are simply tunneling underground in search of food. Your grass and its roots just get in their way.

Identifying a mole can be difficult because they are not often seen, since they live underground. They are known for their large paddle like forefeet that are used for digging tunnels. The hair on a mole’s body is very short, velvety, and soft to the touch. The sleekness of a mole allows them to travel easily underground to forge for food. Since moles create tunnels and leave everything except the grubs behind, you can identify a mole infestation by the dirt mounds they leave behind. Tunnels that have been dug out by a mole become an even larger problem when other pests and rodents are able to enter your yard and garden areas with ease. Moles are mostly active in the early morning or evening, and they also come out after a warm rain has just passed.

If moles have made a home in your lawn or garden, Schendel Pest Services is ready for your call. Do-it-yourself mole removal techniques have a slim-to-none chance in taking care of your mole infestation. To make sure your lawn is continually healthy, lush, green and gleaming, professional services are the key factor in mole elimination. Schendel has a mole program that is designed to eliminate pests in a designated area for up to one year. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and place your lawn and garden in the hands of over 60 years of pest control expertise.




 

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