Most homeowners would like to save money on grounds maintenance in any way they can, but when it comes mole services for mole extermination, the old saying that “you get what you pay for” definitely applies. As spring heads into summer, many homeowners will try to save money by using amateur mole control methods that are not scientifically-based, and simply don’t work.
If you are thinking about using any of the mole extermination methods below, don’t waste your time and money on amateur solutions whose effectiveness is purely anecdotal. Instead, contact Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions. We deploy mole control solutions that, unlike the options below, kill moles quickly, and put an end to those ugly tunnels that snake through your lawn.
Poison Mole Bait
What could be ineffective about poison bait that’s designed to kill moles? A lot, as it turns out. While poison mole bait will indeed kill moles if they consume it, the hard part is getting them to eat the product. Most mole bait is grain-based, and grain isn’t a natural part of a mole’s diet. In fact, moles lack the teeth needed to effectively gnaw through the bait and access the poison.
Chewing gum has long been touted as a mole killer. The idea is that moles will eat the gum, be unable to digest it, and thus die. While this strategy sounds plausible from a gastronomic perspective, the chance that moles will actually eat the gum is unlikely. Their highly sensitive noses guide them to their natural food sources, and chewing gum is not on the menu.
Grub Worm Elimination
They may not eat chewing gum, but moles will definitely accept a meal of grub worms. Consequently, grub worm pesticide is often promoted as a way to get rid of moles. Ridding your yard of grub worms may make it harder for moles to find food, but it would not make them go hungry. Moles primarily feed on earthworms, so using this strategy is ultimately ineffective.
Of all the ineffective mole extermination strategies, this one is probably the wackiest. The reasoning goes that, if you pipe toxic exhaust fumes into a mole tunnel, it will eventually fill the entire tunnel network, and kill moles by depriving them of oxygen. However, in order for the strategy to work well, the tunnel system would need to be sealed almost airtight, which it isn’t.
Furthermore, because the tiny particles in vehicle exhaust tend to make it sink instead of rise, moles dwelling near the surface would be able to make a relatively quick getaway. Despite being sluggish creatures on land, moles can move quite quickly underground, even as they form new tunnels. Vehicle exhaust that slowly wafts through mole tunnels won’t eliminate a mole problem.
Collapsing Visible Mole Tunnels
If you collapse the mole tunnels in your lawn, moles will eventually have nowhere to go, right? Wrong. To the casual observer, it may seem as if moles live just under the lawn surface. In reality, their tunnels run much deeper than this. If you collapse visible mole tunnels, moles will just retreat deeper underground, and soon resume making the tunnels that you just collapsed.
Firearms and Explosives
If the other strategies in this list don’t work, why not play hardball and combat moles with bullets and bombs? As you might suspect, this tactic is more psychologically satisfying than it is physically efficacious. Considering that you would need to use legal explosives, you won’t get much bang for your buck if you try to bomb moles, and shooting at them isn’t much better.
Killing even a single mole can make a homeowner feel victorious, hence the satisfaction of gunning down a mole that moves just beneath the lawn. The problem, of course, is that moles you would shoot would need to be close to the surface. You can’t aim at something you can’t see, including moles in deep tunnels. So, save your ammo a call a mole services exterminator.
Need Mole Services to Kill Moles?
If so, don’t waste your precious time and hard earned money on mole elimination strategies that simply don’t work. Instead, solve your mole problem quickly by putting your money behind a solution that actually works: mole services from Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions.
Our mole services specialists understand precisely how moles operate in their natural environment. This allows us to deploy our proprietary mole traps in an arrangement that eliminates moles quickly and, unlike many of the strategies above, involves no guesswork.
To schedule a free lawn inspection by one of our mole service specialists, call us today at (314) 732-1413, or refer to the contact page on our website. We look forward to helping you beautify your lawn by getting rid of those unsightly mole tunnels and the critters that create them!