Happy Star Wars Day, fellow fans! Today, as we celebrate the galaxy far, far away, let’s not forget about the pesky intruders that can wreak havoc on our lawns: moles. In this blog, we’ll explore several ways to prevent moles from taking over our yards with the help of All In One Pest & Termite.
Understand the Enemy
Before we dive into prevention methods, let’s take a moment to understand the enemy. Moles are small, furry mammals that tunnel beneath the ground in search of food, including earthworms and grubs. They are not rodents, but rather belong to the family Talpidae. Moles can quickly create unsightly tunnels and mounds on our lawns, leaving us with a major headache.
Disrupt the Food Source
One effective way to prevent moles from invading our lawns is to disrupt their food source. Moles primarily feed on earthworms and grubs, so reducing their population can discourage moles from hanging around. Using insecticides can help control the population of these pests, but it’s important to use them safely and in moderation.
Build a Barrier
Another way to prevent moles from tunneling into our lawns is to build a physical barrier. Heavy-duty hardware cloth, a mesh-like material that is more durable than standard wire mesh, can be used to line the bottom of raised garden beds or create a barrier around the perimeter of a lawn.
Trapping is an effective method for controlling mole populations. There are a variety of mole traps available, including harpoon, scissor-jaw, and choker loop traps. All In One Pest & Termite can help determine which type of trap is best suited for your situation and set them up for you.
Several natural deterrents can also help keep moles at bay. Castor oil, for example, is a common ingredient in mole repellents and can be sprayed onto lawns. Certain plants, such as daffodils and alliums, are also known to repel moles due to their strong odor.
Ultrasonic Mole Deterrents
Ultrasonic mole deterrents emit high-frequency sounds that are meant to repel moles. These devices can be placed in the ground or mounted on stakes and can cover large areas.
Call the Professionals
Finally, when all else fails, it’s time to call in the professionals. All In One Pest & Termite can assess your lawn and recommend a customized solution for your mole problem. With years of experience and expertise, their team can ensure that your lawn is protected against these pesky intruders.