Lawn Moles

By ferti-lome ® Posted: 7/21/2011 Comments (0)

If your lawn is filled with little raised areas and tiny "volcanoes" of soil, the problem may be moles. Moles are tiny creatures, typically 6 to 8 inches in size, that burrow through the yard.

Moles live almost entirely underground and spend much of their time searching for food. Consequently, moles dig a network of tunnels in your yard, resulting in a mound of overturned dirt and several raised ridges. Moreover, moles make tree roots accessible to animals, damage the root systems of plants and crops and divert water through their tunnels.

Moles hide deep in the ground during winter and midsummer. They are more often seen in the spring, fall and on cloudy days. After rains, they create tunnels to seek food.

Moles are insectivores, which means, they eat insects. If you have moles in your yard, it may be an indication that you have an insect problem. A mole's favorite insect is the grub. Killing grubs will not eliminate moles, but since grubs also damage turf grass, killing the grubs will help to rehabilitate your lawn. To rid your property of the insect these burrowing animals love to eat, treat the area with an insecticide such as Hi-Yield Kill-A-Grub.

If moles continue to tunnel after eliminating the food source, broadcast a repellent such as Ferti-lome MoleGo Granules on areas where the moles are active.

Once moles have been eliminated from your yard, it is safe to collapse the tunnels with a shovel and smooth out the lawn. Collapsing mole holes before moles are eliminated is useless since moles quickly dig the tunnels back. Remove all turf in areas where it has died and rake up the soil. Plant seed and keep the seed well watered until grass sprouts back in these areas.

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