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Attic Insulation in St. Louis

attic-insulation-installationAttic insulation is one of the best home improvement investments if you are looking for an upgrade that pays for itself in the shortest period of time. Spring is the perfect time to address attic insulation issues in St. Louis. The team at Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions adds an extra value to their attic insulation installation by making sure your attic is free of rodents and other pests that could compromise the efficiency of your investment.

What to expect from your FREE inspection to determine an estimate

It’s all about the R-value, which most people know indicates how quickly materials such as insulation, walls, and floors will lose heat. The higher the R-value is, the better the retention of heat. Higher R-values also lose heat at a slower rate. For this reason many people only think about their insulation in the fall and winter. However, you should be proactive regarding insulation in the spring because the proper R-value of insulation also helps keep your energy usage and costs lower in warmer weather by helping to hold in the cooling that your air conditioning provides. Why wait until winter to start saving money?

When a Holper’s technician enters your attic for the inspection, he or she will be looking for what existing insulation is present to determine how much needs to be added to bring the volume up to three different measures of R-value. This is provided the existing insulation is still viable. This is where the knowledge of a Holper’s technician is key–a trained pest control expert knows what signs to look for concerning contamination by the urine or droppings of rodents and other wildlife. If the existing insulation is found to be compromised it needs to be removed before new insulation can be blown in.

How is the estimate determined?

Holper’s will base the estimate on:

  • Existing attic insulation that is viable and uncontaminated
  • Cost of the removal of any contaminated insulation
  • Cost of insulation needed to bring total to the R-value of your choice
  • Cost of any repairs needed prior to proceeding with installation

What is pest control insulation?

Holper’s offers two options of cellulose attic insulation for blown-in installation. The first is standard, run-of-the-mill cellulose insulation. While it is definitely a step up from dusty fiberglass batt insulation or blown-in loose fiber insulation, there is a much better option on the market.

Holper’s proudly installs T●A●P insulation, which stands for thermal, acoustical, and pest control insulation. This blown-in cellulose insulation not only seals far more efficiently than fiberglass batt insulation, it also provides two additional benefits. T●A●P provides an acoustical barrier that acts to seal out noise. But its greatest added benefit may well be that by being treated with a higher percentage of borate, this insulation also kills silverfish, spiders, and other occasional invading insects. The video below shows a worker removing old insulation.

When is the right time for attic insulation in St. Louis?

Right now! Why wait to start your energy savings? For attic insulation needs in St. Louis, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is ready to help solve your problems, in addition to solving any pest or wildlife infestations you may be experiencing. Call 314-732-1413 today and see why generations of St. Louis area families trust Holper’s to take care of their homes, from top to bottom!

 

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Gopher or Mole? Who is Digging in My Yard?

Our lawns can become great sources of pride, as we often pour countless dollars and/or hours into their creation and maintenance. When our pride and joy shows signs of infestation by an unwanted critter, we want to declare war ASAP. The first step is determining who the culprit is. Often we get calls from homeowners thinking they have a gopher problem, when more likely than not their actual invader is a mole. How can you know what is causing the damage, and more importantly, how can Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions help you get rid of the nuisance? When you are looking for a St. Louis mole trapper, we are your experts for mole extermination!

What is damaging my yard?

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In Missouri, gophers are very, very rare. If you did have one, the signs you would see are mounds of dirt with no raised tunnel visible in your lawn and plants disappearing from the root. By sight, a gopher is about six to eight inches in body length, with a one to two inch tail. Their fur color is a brown that closely matches the color of the soil they live in. They are most easily identified by their large cheek pouches.

Very plentiful in Missouri is the eastern mole. Look for a raised-surface tunnel system crossing your lawn. When digging these tunnels, moles can damage the roots of your grass, causing brown areas in your yard. The greatest obvious damage is the unsightly appearance these tunnels give your lawn, which for many homeowners is a significant investment as part of their landscaping. By sight, adult moles range from five to eight inches in length and have fur that is brown or dark gray. Their noses and tails are pink.  While possessing no functioning eyes, moles are still sensitive to light. Moles have an acute sense of touch thanks to sensory bumps on their snouts, sensory whiskers on their faces, and sensory hairs on both their feet and their tails. They are built to be digging machines: Their broad, shovel-shaped feet have five toes and sharp, thick claws, which make moles very efficient burrowers.

How to Defeat the Enemy of Your Lawn: Moles

According to Consumer Reports, trapping is the most successful method to rid your yard of moles. A trap gives you the peace of mind to confirm that each mole is gone. While different variations of traps do exist, the form that consistently yields the highest results is a spear trap. Spear traps are set on the freshest tunnels to increase the likelihood of a quick catch.

(Some homeowners mistakenly believe that treating their grounds for grubs will drive away moles. Because grubs only make up a very tiny percentage of a mole’s diet, treating for grubs will actually have no impact on the moles in your yard. They will still have plenty to eat.)

Let the Best Serve You

Not every pest company gets to boast that they have “The Mole Hunter” as their president, but we do! Because of the mole extermination expertise imparted to every technician by Jeff Holper, aka “The Mole Hunter,” your lawn will benefit as your moles are added to the more than 50,000 moles already caught by  Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions. Call 314-732-1413 to see for yourself what a difference it makes to hire the mole extermination experts at Holper’s.

 

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Pet-Friendly Pest Control: Pet-Safe Rat & Mice Removal Services

Some animals we love having in our homes–our beloved pets. These furry companions truly are members of our families and they hold special places in our hearts. But some animals, like mice and other rodents, are not so welcome when we find evidence that they have taken up residence in our abodes. Because our pets are part of the family, it is only natural that an immediate concern is how to get rid of the unwanted pests in a way that is pet-friendly and pet-safe. At Holper’s Pest & Animal Control, your pet’s safety is very important to us–almost all of us are pet owners, too!  Our guidelines for mice and rodent control include safeguards to make sure you and your whole family, pets included, stay safe and sound.

Pet-Friendly Safeguards: The Three Step Holper Way

Our owner and founder, Jeff Holper, is a long-time dog owner. When choosing the rodenticide that our company would use, pet safety was a big part of his decision. For that reason, Mr. Holper trained all his technicians to use the safest rodenticide on the market in the most secure way.

When you call Holper’s for mice and rodent control, your technician will:

  • Do a thorough inspection to find where the mice/rodents are entering the home
  • Place tamper-resistant (for pets and children!) rodent baiting stations accordingly around the external perimeter of the home to draw the rodents out to eat the rodenticide bait–this way they die outside of your home and not inside!
  • Place rodenticide in the tamper-resistant stations–this rodenticide contains a blood thinner in doses so miniscule that it can only affect mice and rodents. The doses are too small to affect larger animals, such as pets. If accidentally ingested by a pet, it harmlessly passes through the system in 48 hours, with the only telltale sign being yellow stools.

We would never use anything in and around your home that we wouldn’t use on our own homes. In the 30-plus years that Holper’s has serviced the greater St. Louis area, we have never experienced a pet or a child getting into a rodent station.

Let Holper’s Provide Pet-Friendly Mice & Rat Control For Your Family

For over three decades, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions has provided superior service to our customers, many of whom we have cared for since we opened back in 1985. Our Quality Pro® Certified technicians, who receive ongoing training, are always up to date on the latest developments in materials, equipment, and techniques for exterminators, as being low-impact to the environment is always our goal. We know you have options in exterminators, and we at Holper’s are confident that choosing us as your pet-friendly exterminators will be a choice you are glad you made. Call today at 314-732-1413 to take the first step in allowing Holper’s to give you back your home. The peace of mind you will receive is priceless.

 

 

 

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How to Tell What Kind of Critter Is In Your Attic

The Midwest is home to many species of nuisance critters. These animals vary in size, habitat, and types of damage done to homes. The one thing they have in common is that their presence needs to be addressed at the first sight of one to avoid serious destruction to your home. You’re probably asking yourself what kind of critter you have in your attic. Regardless of the type of critter you have, we at Holper’s have the solution well in hand.

Critter Damage and the Culprits Behind It

There are different signs of animal presence and damage evidence to look for to determine what type of critter has taken up residence in your attic.

  • Mice–Look for droppings (often in or near corners) and chew marks around baseboards. Their damage is twofold: their droppings create a biohazard in your home, and their chewing damages wood, wiring, and belongings. You may also hear scratching in the attic or walls, primarily at night.
  • Bats–Although bats will sometimes make their presence known by scratching in the walls and emitting a high-pitched sound, most often the first sign of a bat infestation is the frightening experience of seeing one in your home. Once they gain access to your home through a damaged board or louver vent, the risk to you becomes the biohazard of their droppings (guano) and the danger of a potentially rabid bite.
  • Squirrels–If you hear scampering in your attic, or morning or evening scratching in the ceiling or walls between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. or between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., you likely have squirrels in your home. Squirrels create damage to your home when they chew their way in at the gutterline or through a louvered vent. Once inside they can potentially chew wiring and compress your insulation.
  • Raccoons–Raccoons often enter homes by ripping apart a louver vent and sliding into your attic. They may also chew their way in at the gutterline or chew their way in where the dormer meets the house. Raccoons will sometimes use your chimney as a way to get inside. Lastly, raccoons can take down a piece of the aluminum soffit and create an entry point. Besides the damage created to access your home, damage will be done to your attic when a bathroom area is established for the raccoon(s).

The Critter Experts

The one thing all wildlife control has in common is that it needs to be handled by experts, with professional training, materials, and equipment. In St. Louis, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions can handle every type of critter removal, control, and damage. When needed, Holper’s can also serve as nuisance wildlife exterminators. As every wildlife control situation is unique, your Holper’s technician will employ a combination of know-how and trapping skills to give you back your home as quickly as possible. Holper’s will also be able to provide repair and exclusion services for the damage created by the nuisance wildlife. Call Holper’s today at 314-732-1413. Let our decades of experience take care of your critter damage control right away. Your home deserves Holper’s!

 

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Skunk Removal Made Easy

While many species of wildlife pests spend winter in total hibernation, unfortunately for us one of the species that doesn’t is the skunk. If you have discovered a skunk residing under your home or near your home, skunk removal is going to be at the top of your to-do list. Read ahead to learn why time is of the essence in getting rid of skunks and why Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is your answer for a skunk removal problem.

What’s So Bad About a Skunk?

The first thing that usually comes to mind when people think of skunks is the offensive odor of their spray. Skunks will usually only attack when defending their young or when cornered, and spraying is not the first defense method they will try. A skunk might first attempt spitting, growling, fluffing its fur, shaking its tail, and/or stamping the ground. If a skunk still feels threatened, then the tail is lifted to spray several shots of that famous skunk odor. Skunks can release multiple shots and can spray 10-15 feet with great accuracy.

While nobody wants to get sprayed by a skunk, there are other ways to be victimized by one. Skunks are excellent diggers, due to long nails on their powerful forefeet. In search of grubs and other food, skunks will dig holes in lawns and gardens. If they can find no other form of shelter available, they will burrow underneath buildings and cement slabs, such as a porch, patio, or walkway.

Why Now is the Time to Worry

Although skunks lead a low-key life during cold weather, they start the mating process in late winter instead of waiting for spring. This means that, when spring and summer are finally here, the number of skunks you will be dealing with will increase due to the birth of a litter.

This is why it’s important to have a skunk control service eliminate skunks in and around your residence as soon as you notice them, usually in January and February. At Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions, we always recommend taking the proactive approach to pest control. When it comes to skunk infestations, treating the problem in winter is one of the best approaches you can take.

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Skunk Removal and Control With Holper’s

The most effective technique to control skunks is to professionally and humanely live-trap them. Luckily for you, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions technicians are experts at how to catch a skunk. While skunks are generally mild tempered, loud noises or quick and aggressive actions should be avoided. Keep pets and children from exciting or tormenting the caged animal. Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions recommends installing buried wire and sealing all entry holes (such as porches, sheds, and crawl spaces) once all skunks have been trapped and removed. Electric fencing may be used for site-specific exclusion around decks, porches, or gardens.

SKUNK PREVENTION TIP: Cleaning up all wood piles, brush and food sources will limit the habitat available to skunks and will reduce their attraction to your property. It is always best to implement skunk prevention instead of dealing with a skunk infestation.

To successfully manage a skunk infestation you must have an integrated pest management plan. Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions uses more than one approach to eradicate and exclude these nuisance animals from your home and surrounding areas. Call 314-732-1413 to set a plan in motion—let the trained professionals of Holper’s help you implement skunk prevention and perform your skunk trapping, skunk removal, and skunk odor removal for you.

 

Is It Mating Season For Squirrels?

We’re getting a lot of inquiries right now about squirrel invaders, with many people wondering if the increase is tied to mating season. If you are one of the unlucky homeowner’s whose house has been adopted by a squirrel, we can answer all your questions about squirrel problems and squirrel removal.

Is It Squirrel Mating Season?

Yes it is! Most adult females first breed in December or January. Each litter consists of 3-5 young, who spend the first three months in the nest before heading out to discover the world. If you hear scampering in your attic, knocking noises above your head, or scratching in the ceiling and walls between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., or between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., you likely have squirrels in your home. If it is a pregnant squirrel that has chosen your home to birth her young, she will then look at it as her home. It won’t be long until you have a family of squirrels enjoying the benefits and bounty of your warm home as protection from the elements. The longer they remain, the more potential danger to your biggest investment–your home.

What’s So Bad About a Squirrel Problem?

In a word: damage. While many wildlife visitors to your property are merely a nuisance, a squirrel can pose a significant threat to property, health, and welfare. During the fall and winter, squirrels will often enter homes and businesses for shelter. Squirrels first create damage to your home when they chew their way inside at the gutter line or through a louvered vent. Once inside, the damage multiplies. Their activity in your attic, along with their urine, can leave your insulation compressed and compromised.

Many structure fires of unknown origin are believed to be caused by squirrels gnawing into electrical wires. These zealous chewers have also been known to destroy wiring in cars!

Disease is also a concern where squirrels are concerned. They are known carriers of, and capable of transmitting, the following diseases: leptospirosis, salmonellosis, tularemia, encephalitis, typhus, and in very rare cases, rabies.  Lyme disease is also spread by the ticks that squirrels carry.

Who Handles Squirrel Problems?

For over 30 years, Holper’s has been solving St. Louis squirrel infestations by trapping, the only successful method to deal with this problem. The trained professionals of Holper’s will inspect your home to determine entry points and then begin to formulate a customized treatment plan addressing not only the infestation, but also the damage. While the trapping phase is progressing, Holper’s will monitor activity at the entry points to ensure that no animals remain in the structure.

Holper’s Gives You Your Home Back With Guaranteed Repairs

Once it has been confirmed that no activity has occurred at the monitoring site(s) for at least seven days, Holper’s starts the final step: repairing the damage done by the squirrels. The goal of a Holper’s repair is to blend so seamlessly with the surrounding area that it cannot be detected. Holper’s takes great pride in the quality of the repairs done for their clients–so much so that we guarantee no animal will get through our repair! Pride of workmanship is a hallmark of the Holper’s difference.

If squirrel mating season has led to a squirrel removal problem, call 314-732-1413 and let Holper’s do what we do best. We will solve your squirrel problems to give you back your home.

 

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Squirrels In The Attic: Problems and Solutions

Are you hearing scratching in your walls and attic, and is it driving you nuts? This time of year it is not uncommon to find that squirrels have taken up residence in your home. Naturally you have questions. What are signs of squirrels in my attic? What damage can be caused by squirrels in my attic? And very likely you are wondering how to kill squirrels in your attic. Read ahead for our advice based on over 30 years of professional experience with squirrels in the attic.

What Are The Signs Of Squirrels In My Attic?

 Squirrel coming out of roof ventIf you hear scampering in your attic, knocking noises above your head, or scratching in the ceiling and walls between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., or between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., you quite likely have squirrels in your home. If it is a pregnant squirrel that has chosen your home to birth her young, she will then look at it as her home. It won’t be long until you have a family of squirrels enjoying the benefits and bounty of your warm home as protection from the elements. The longer they remain, the more potential danger to your biggest investment–your home.

What Damage Can Be Caused By Squirrels In My Attic?

Squirrels first create damage to your home when they chew their way inside at the gutter line or through a louvered vent. Once inside, the damage multiplies. They will leave multiple areas stained with urine and covered with feces. Their activity in your attic, along with their urine, can leave your insulation compressed and compromised. Their presence can become costly quickly, and even deadly, since they can potentially chew wiring and put your home at risk for fire. If left untreated, a squirrel in your home has the potential for disaster.

How To Kill Squirrels In My Attic?

Often times DIY’s think that squirrel poisons or rodenticides are the solution. This should NEVER be done. In addition to being against the law, toxicants are not used in squirrel control as the animals may die in wall voids and cause horrific odor problems.

For over 30 years, Holper’s has been solving St. Louis squirrel infestations by trapping, the only successful method to deal with this problem. The trained professionals of Holper’s will inspect your home to determine entry points and then begin to formulate a customized treatment plan addressing not only the infestation, but also the damage. Variables that will be evaluated are the construction of your home, the location/height of the entry points, and the types of entry points (e.g. gable vents, mushroom vents, gutter line, dormers, etc.).  Consideration of these will determine the type of trap(s) used.  While the trapping phase is progressing, Holper’s will monitor activity at the entry points to ensure that no animals remain in the structure.

Holper’s Gives You Your Home Back With Guaranteed Repairs

Once it has been confirmed that no activity has occurred at the monitoring site(s) for at least seven days, Holper’s starts the final step: repairing the damage done by the squirrels. The goal of a Holper’s repair is to blend so seamlessly with the surrounding area that it cannot be detected. Holper’s takes great pride in the quality of the repairs done for their clients–so much so that we guarantee no animal will get through our repair! Pride of workmanship is a hallmark of the Holper’s difference.

If you have signs of squirrels in your attic, damage from squirrels in your attic, or need to remove/kill squirrels in your attic, call 314-732-1413 and let Holper’s do what we do best. We will solve your squirrel problems to give you back your home.

 

 

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Cost Effective Bed Bug Treatment: The Best Cure For Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs on the ceiling

Discovering your home is infested with bed bugs is never good news. Adding insult to injury is the fact that treatment can be costly to completely solve your problem. While professional extermination is the best route to take, there can be vast differences in cost. Understanding your treatment options will allow you to make the most cost effective choices to kill bed bugs.

Why Not DIY?

Trying to do it yourself usually just adds to the cost, as products available to the public are just not the same strong grade as what professionals use. You’ll find that after all the hassle and cost of trying to kill bed bugs yourself, you’ll wind up calling a professional because bed bugs are one of the toughest pests to eradicate.

Why Not Heat?

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Bed bugs on a box spring

Many pest control companies promote heat application as the be all and end all of bed bug treatments. While heat can be successful with multiple treatments, there is a very real risk to your belongings when the heat is applied. Heat treatments are very costly money-wise, and they are also costly time-wise, as they require extensive preparations from the homeowner to protect the household furnishings from permanent damage each time there is a treatment. Removing and returning your furnishings increases the likelihood that the bed bugs will spread to other areas of the house as you move your things, and also increases the likelihood that you’ll move the bed bugs right back into the house after the heat treatment. In short, heat treatments will not only sweat extra cash from your wallet, but will drain you of time as you remove your decor from your home.

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What Is The Most Cost Effective Treatment for Bed Bugs?

The most cost effective way to eradicate your bed bug infestation requires a targeted treatment approach with the proper placement of materials, and addressing all life stages of the bed bug. The first step must be a thorough inspection by a trained technician to assess the areas and saturation of the infestation, as the bed bugs are usually not confined to one room. (They love to hitchhike and let you take them from room to room before they disembark.) After the inspection, treatment can begin. The first step is vacuuming up any visible bed bugs from beds, couches, pictures, floorboards, etc. Once this is completed, professional grade materials are applied. The perimeter of each affected room is treated, along with every crack and crevice in the furniture. Tiny wall ports are installed to allow treatment in wall voids where many of the bed bugs hide. Finally, specially treated mattress covers are applied to manage whatever stages of bed bugs might remain inside. With the technology available today, there is no need to throw away your mattress after a bed bug infestation.

Why Holper’s For Bed Bug Treatment?

The trained professionals of Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions are your most cost effective treatment option to kill bed bugs! From the first visit for a thorough inspection, to the complete eradication of your bed bug infestation, Holper’s treats your home with TLC to give you back your peace of mind. Don’t throw away money and time on expensive heat treatments. Call 314-732-1413 to let Holper’s give you cost effective bed bug treatment that works!

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Professional Christmas Light Installers: Holper’s Holiday Lights Removes These Four Risks!

Christmas lights are one of the great joys of the holiday season. Many homeowners love having beautiful lighting displays on their homes each year. But getting from the vision in your head to actually having every light in place can be fraught with pitfalls. You know about the great job Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions does in the areas of pest control and wildlife management, but did you know that we are are also Christmas light installers? Holper’s Holiday Lights — a division of Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions — will hang Christmas lights on your home or building and save you from some major risks.

Risk #1: Lack of Experience

If you don’t have experience with holiday lighting installation, things could go wrong if you try to do the job on your own. Without proper knowledge, exceeding the load rating of outlets that conduct electricity is a real possibility. Lack of experience can also lead to installing strings of lights that contain fire hazards that you don’t notice. When you use our holiday lighting installation services, you needn’t worry about these predicaments. We handle the entire installation.

Risk #2:  Ladder Woes

If you own a large home that you would like to accentuate with beautiful Christmas lights, but you don’t have much experience using a ladder to access the high, difficult-to-reach places on the exterior of your house, don’t take the risk of ruining your holidays by falling from a ladder! You’ll spend your holidays in traction, instead of near the hearth among family and friends. Let our experienced holiday light installers handle the job instead.

Risk #3: We’re Not All As Surefooted As We Once Were

The holidays are an exciting time of year for many seniors. They get to see multiple generations of their family and experience the warmth and closeness that comes with gathering together to celebrate. Many seniors have given up on Christmas lights because decorating requires the use of ladders and/or working around icy walkways. But many wind up injured each year trying to hang the lights on their own. Professionally installed lighting displays remove this risk for seniors, or anyone who wants to avoid risk of injury.

Risk #4: Running Out of Time

As the holiday season approaches, many have good intentions of getting their Christmas lights up in a timely manner. But as lives get busier and busier, the fantasy of having plenty of time can turn into disappointment when there is simply too much to do in the short holiday season. If you would like to adorn your property with Christmas lights that express your passion for the season, but you simply don’t have time, call someone who does: Holper’s Holiday Lights.

The Benefits of Holper’s Holiday Lights

Holper’s has you covered every step of the way in the holiday lighting process. We do it all–design, installation, maintenance, takedown, and storage. This ensures your lighting investment is ready to be re-installed the following season.

For years, Holper’s Holiday Lights has helped property owners in the St. Louis area create and hang beautiful, professionally-installed Christmas lighting arrangements that capture the spirit of the season. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate for our holiday lighting services, call us today at 314-732-1413. With Holper’s as your trusted Christmas lighting installer, you can spend more time enjoying the holidays!

 

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Fall Mole Treatment: The Best Spring Mole Prevention

Those Maddening Moles

mole-damageMolehills and shallow tunnels are the ruinous results of moles taking up residence in your yard. Molehills are circular mounds of dirt which surround vertical shafts. Molehills usually have round ripple marks made by each new load of soil as it is pushed to the surface. Shallow tunnels create a convex surface that makes lawn mowing difficult. A single mole can dig up to 100 feet of tunnels a day. These raised-surface tunnels can cause brown lines in a lawn when grass roots are damaged by burrowing activity or by exposure to air. mole-yard-damageSeeing the large expanse of damage, it is logical to assume there is an army of moles destroying your yard. In actuality, three to five moles per acre is considered a high population for most areas. But even so small a number can be elusive deep beneath the surface of your lawn.

If you are seeing evidence of even a single mole at this time of year, address the issue immediately to head off a much bigger problem in the spring.

Fall Mole Treatment

During autumn, moles that were born in August have matured to the point that they move away from the mother and establish their own territories. To prevent bigger mole problems in the spring, it is important to catch these lawn dwellers at this stage of life, before they get the opportunity to breed in the spring. This is the time to trap your new yard invader.

According to Consumer Reports, trapping is the most successful method to rid your yard of moles. A trap gives you the peace of mind to confirm that each mole is gone. While different variations of traps do exist, the form that consistently yields the highest results is a spear trap. Spear traps are set on the freshest tunnels to increase the likelihood of a quick catch.

Some homeowners mistakenly believe that treating their grounds for grubs will drive away moles. Because grubs make up a very tiny percentage of a mole’s diet, treating for grubs will actually have no impact on the moles in your yard. They will still have plenty to eat.

Why Call Holper’s For Your Fall Mole Treatment?

Not every pest company gets to boast that they have “The Mole Hunter” as their president, but we do! Because of the expertise imparted to every technician by Jeff Holper, aka “The Mole Hunter,” your lawn will benefit as your moles are added to the more than 50,000 moles already caught by Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions.

Call us today at 314-732-1413 and we will be happy to set up trapping service for your lawn as soon as possible. We can help with spring mole prevention!