When you first moved into your home, you may remember the front and back yard looking exceptionally pristine. Fast forward to today, and those areas may be filled with mole tunnels that create ugly upwellings of mud, as the critters travel just beneath the lawn surface. What happened between then and now? Depending on how eager the sellers were to liquidate the home, they may have invested in professional mole services to make the lawn look nice.
When to Call an Exterminator
Because most homeowners take pride in owning residences they worked hard to buy, they are often interested in putting “sweat equity” into their homes in order to improve them. For some projects, such as drywall installation and replacing light fixtures, doing the job on your own helps save money, without taking you too far outside of your abilities as a residential handyman.
However, trying to handle a mole infestation is much different than performing standard handyman projects. Consequently, it’s good to know when do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions are not working and the assistance of a provider of mole services is needed. Before are five common examples of DIY mole removal solutions that typically don’t work very well for large infestations.
- Poison pellets – Moles tend to dislike them because the pellets are grain-based.
- Toxic fumes – Tunnel systems are too broad, deep, and open-ended for this strategy.
- Grub removal – Moles feed primarily on earthworms and not on grub worms.
- Blocking tunnels – Moles will simply make new tunnels that avoid the obstacle.
- Firing bullets – Most moles can’t be seen, which makes this strategy ineffective.
If you’ve tried any of these DIY methods or other DIY solutions to kill moles in your lawn, and you haven’t noticed a major change in the quality of the yard surface, it’s time to schedule a free inspection with an exterminator that specializes in providing mole services, such as Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions. We have years of experience in helping homeowners get rid of obnoxious yard moles, and we’ll help you remove unsightly mole tunnels from your yard, too.
Schedule an Inspection Today
If the yard that surrounds your home looks as if it’s been overtaken by a mole colony, you don’t have to deal with the unsightliness of the muddy upwellings that moles create as they travel through the tunnel system near the yard surface. Instead, you can call Holper’s Pest & Animal Control Solutions at (314) 732-1413, or email us at email@example.com, to schedule a free, thorough inspection of your lawn and learn which mole services would serve you best.
At Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions, we use specially designed kill traps to kill moles and remove them from your yard for good. Unlike using poison pellets, toxic fumes, grub removal, or tunnel blockages, getting rid of moles with kill traps is the only way to make sure they are truly gone. After inspecting your lawn, we will deploy kill traps in locations that get best results.
To learn more about our professional mole services, contact us today. The appointment is free!