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Increased Mole Activity
Spring is great for many things: sunshine, warmer weather, plants blooming, and color all around. However, there is another side to spring that many find a little less enticing, like rain, seasonal allergies, having to start mowing the lawn again,and
moles. Yes, moles. These creatures become more active after the spring time showers when the ground is more moist. While moles do no hibernate during the winter months, they are less active due to a harder ground. When spring rolls around, moles begin to reek havoc on your lawn. Here are some tips on how to spot moles and what you should do about it when you do.
Mole Tunneling 
Moles will create underground tunnels in order to look for food (moles eat grubs and earthworms). These tunnels will consist of main runs, which are used again and again by the moles in order to travel back and forth, and feeding runs, which are primarily only used a few times, sometimes even just once, in order to try to find grubs. When they tunnels are dug underground, they create mounds on the surface creating mounds of dirt that may resemble veins in your lawn. These mounds not only make your yard less appealing, but they cause the ground to become less sturdy and could result in injury if stepped on and offer no support. However, you may not always be able to see signs on the underground tunnels dug by these lawn pests since moles can dig deeper underground leaving no trace on the surface. Also look for signs of mounds of dirt that resemble cone-shaped mounds of dirt. These mounds can be and indication of mole activity in your yard.
About Mole Removal
Mole removal can be tricky. Determining which tunnels are used as main tunnels and feeding tunnels is simply trial and error
if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. The Molenator, has over 25 years of experience removing moles from yard and gardens, so you can trust us to get the job done right.
If you notice any signs of moles in your yard, give us a call at 615-568-3000.

 

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