Moles. They are every gardener’s greatest enemy! In fact, for TruGreen complaints about moles are some of the most common areas of their work. Again and again, a customer will contact them to comment on the fact that their beautiful lawn, which they have worked so hard on, is suddenly showing little mounds. Moles are absolute pests that can destroy lawns, and any good lawn service company like True Green can give help to deal with them.
Choosing a Lawn Care Company
The first thing you have to do is choose a service to work with. One way to find the best one is to read their reviews. Take a look at this review from True Green, for instance, to see the help people have got with their mole problem. And if you found this review helpful, do comment on it so other people can benefit from it as well.
But back to the problem at hand, how do you get rid of moles?
Grubs and earthworms are the favorite foods of all moles. Bait exists that looks just like these foods, but contains bromethalin, which smells delicious to a mole but is actually highly toxic. Moles eat first and think later, so this is very effective. All you need to do is find one of your mole’s runway systems (dig up under one of the mounds), and drop it in there. Start with a small amount of bait to make sure the mole is still there. If it is gone 24 hours later, you can do the full treatment. In about 24 hours, the problem should be solved. However, a lot of people don’t like this, because poison is not very humane.
If you have an issue with poison, or worry about a potential environmental impact, then traps can also work. However, you need to use those in spring or fall, when the moles have dug their deepest tunnels. Moles tend to breed between February and June, so if you set a trap between April and May, you could even catch a pregnant female and instantly stop the next generation. Lots of traps exist and each have different instructions, so do make sure you look into those. The downside of this method is that you are left with live moles to dispose of.
Your final option is to use a liquid repellent. This is particularly suitable if you believe multiple moles are in your garden. By using a repellent, you essentially encourage the entire mole population to simply go elsewhere. The greatest benefit of this is that it is humane and does not damage the environment or the eco-system. The downside is that you are simply moving the problem, rather than solving it.
When you call in a company like True Green for your mole problem, they will discuss the different options with you and help you come to a decision that works both for your lawns, and your personal preferences.