Everyone wants their grass to be as green and healthy as possible, but moles can make unsightly tunnels and mounds that ruin a lawn. Continue reading for tips on how to get rid of moles in your landscape, and be sure to call Scientific Plant Service today for our mole control services.
No Grubs Or Lawn Insects
The best way to get rid of moles is to make your lawn undesirable by removing their food sources. Even after treatment, moles can re-infest your landscape if conditions are favorable. To ensure they don’t come back, it’s crucial to keep earthworms, grubs, and lawn insects out of your grass and garden beds. To limit the moles’ food supply, look for products labeled to control grubs, mole crickets, and other lawn insects.
Moles and earthworms also like soil that is soft and damp, so to make your lawn undesirable and to limit activity, try to keep it on the dryer side. Overwatering is just as bad for your lawn as underwatering, so remember that most lawns only need about one inch of water per week from an irrigation system or rainwater.
Trapping and Baiting
If making your lawn unwelcoming isn’t enough to get rid of moles, there are two effective ways to kill them if necessary- trapping and baiting. Products for trapping and baiting should be placed in an active runway, or the straight tunnel in your lawn or along the perimeters of your property. You can find a main runway by carefully poking holes using your finger or a small probe. Wait a day or two then come back to the hole- if the damage has been repaired quickly, it is a sign that the mole is using it as a prime runway.
Scientific Plant Service’s Mole Control
If you have a mole problem in your lawn, call Scientific Plant Service today! We use a product that is presented on bait and mimics the look, feel, and shape of an earthworm- a mole’s favorite food. With accurate placement in their tunnel network and followup treatments, our services help with the elimination of active moles.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately-owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborist specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a lawn and total landscape care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia, including Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, and Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!