14th Jan 2015
Moles are not commonly found in lawns. However, in the rare occasion that they do appear, the damage is extremely noticeable. Moles don’t damage plants or grass, but the molehills that they cause can be very unsightly and particularly annoying when cutting your lawn.
Moles can be treated in a number of ways.
Lawn Master can use approved licensed poison control methods, or can advise on the use of traps.
We can also remove the mole’s food supply. This encourages them to move to more productive food areas. Please ask your local representative about any of these methods.
Moles prefer loose and moist soil, and are more commonly found in fields and woods that are shaded by vegetation. They are not able to maintain existence in hard, compact soil.
If you try to trap them as a control, method, you need to take precautions against contamination of the equipment with natural human scent.
- Moles do not hibernate and are mostly active through all seasons of the year.
- The gestation period of moles is approximately 42 days. Their young are born mainly between March and early April.
- Moles have only a few natural enemies because of their secluded life underground.
- Moles have low oxygen requirements.
- Most moles are territorial, therefore there may be as few as one mole in your yard.