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What is a mole?

A mole is a species of insectivore that lives its entire life underneath the ground.  They are a garden pest that can cause significant damages to commercial and residential lawns and landscaping.  Eastern moles have short stocky bodies that grow to be about 6-7 inches in length including their short bare tail.  They have front feet that are large and rounded with large claws, they use their claws for digging through the soil to create tunnels and nesting areas.  Their velvety fur is brownish black in color.  Eastern moles have a round head and a pointed snout, very small eyes with no external openings and no external ears.

Why do I have them?

Unfortunately, having a healthy well-cared-for lawn often attracts moles to your property.  Soil that is moist, easy to dig through, and full of their favorite food, earthworms, is every moles dream.  Homes and properties that are located next to areas like parks, fields, and golf courses also tend to have issues with moles.

Are they dangerous?

Moles live under the ground and rarely come into direct contact with people and are not known to spread any diseases.  They do, however, cause significant and costly damages to lawns, fields, flower beds, gardens, golf courses, and parks.  Moles are creatures that work year round, day and night which only increases the amount of damage that they can cause to a property.

Can I do it myself?

Do-it-yourself mole control is not recommended.  Moles breed, live, and feed under the ground which makes them a difficult species to get rid of and to control.  The best way to handle a problem with moles on your property is with the help of a mole control expert.  Here at Schendel Pest Services, our mole control program includes a thorough inspection and a customized plan to humanely control moles living on your property.  Contact us to see how we can help to eliminate nuisance and damaging moles from your yard.

How soon can you get here?

We are dedicated to making sure that we get help to you as quickly as possible because we understand how stressful pest problems can be for you and your family.  In most instances, we will respond the same day or very next day.

Is the treatment safe?

Yes, our treatment methods are safe for use around people, pets, and plants.  We use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, mechanical means, or conventional procedures.
We follow very strict guidelines, and all of our conventional products are EPA registered. Our trained and experienced service technicians will also inform you of any specific safety measures that may need to be taken before treatment begins.

How much does it cost?

We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel Pest Services.

How can I prevent this in the future?

There is no way to prevent moles from choosing your property to invade because of their ground-dwelling lifestyle.  The best way to deal with mole infestation is to get help from a professional as quickly as possible.  If you notice golf ball size holes in your lawn, tunnels running across your lawn, find horseshoe shape mounds, or notice plants, trees, and bulbs that are damaged; contact the mole control experts here at Schendel Pest Services ASAP!

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