A mole’s diet is restricted to ground invertebrates such as grubs, millipedes, ants and the like. However, a mole’s primary food source is the earthworm. Our mole control program consists of baiting active runways with bait that provides a lethal dose of Bromethalin. This bait so closely mimics the earthworm that moles respond to it naturally. Within 24 hours of consumption a mole will expire, thus stopping its destructive damage to your lawn.
Mole Control – Typical Service Dates:
Moles are active year-round and can vary in depth which they dig their tunnels, the best time to bait moles is when they are active in breaking the surface of the ground.
Mole Control – FAQ’s
- 1. How effective are you at eliminating moles?
The product we use is the only mole bait registered with the EPA and has been proven effective in laboratory results on captured moles. In addition to the products used, the procedures in which we bait have been very effective in eliminating moles.
- 2. Are there any concerns with pets while trying to exterminate a mole?
Yes, the bait that we use contains a lethal dose of Bromethalin which can be poisonous to any pet that would dig up the bait and eat it. If you have any animals that like to dig, we do not recommend using our mole control program.
- 3. Why am I getting moles when I get a grub control treatment every year?
Moles have two primary food sources both white grubs and earthworms. If your lawn is plentiful with earthworms you still may get moles. However, many customers have had great success in not getting moles by reducing their food source in half with a grub control treatment.
- 4. I had a mole running through my landscaping and now my plants are dying, I thought moles are carnivorous?
Moles can indirectly kill plants by scraping away the dirt from a plants root system in search for grubs and earthworms. In addition, voles often travel through mole tunnels and will eat at a plants root system and bulbs.
- 5. When during the day are moles most active?
Research has shown that moles spend their time in four hour shifts of searching for food and then sleeping. They are also more active during quiet times of the day such as early morning or late evening. Moles will also stop digging when they feel vibrations in the ground and older moles are keen enough to pick up on the vibrations from a pet walking through a lawn.
- 6. Do moles live with other moles?
Moles are very territorial and do not allow another mole to infringe upon their territory. The only exception for this is during the mating season which is between February and April. In addition, scientist have proved that on occasion some tunnel runs are communal runs where several moles may use a particular tunnel and then branch off to their territorial runs.
- 7. How often do moles breed and how large are their litters?
Female moles will give birth once per year and have a litter of 2 to 6 baby pups.