Is your yard shredded by some sort of pernicious pest you just cannot identify? Why would you need to know the intruder’s identity?
At TermiGuard Services, our MoleGuard technicians specialize in identifying the vermin responsible for your damages. Knowing which critter is causing the damage is essential because each animal has a specific set of behaviors and different survival skills.
There are many different pests out there capable of a variety of destructive behaviors. To know whether you need mole control, the first step is understanding what mole damage is.
What Damage Do Moles Do?
Mole damage differs from other burrowing yard animals, such as voles, gophers, or rodents. Moles are one of the more active and messy pests.
When these moles reside in your yard, they wreak havoc on your landscaping and gardening projects. They are known for piling up a substantial amount of turf, disturbing the cohesion of your lawn, and creating a messy patchwork of tunnels.
You may be surprised to learn that they are adept at hiding, having learned from past trappers.
How Do Moles Do Damage?
Moles tend to leave two types of tunnels- on top of the grass and underneath the grass.
Moles eat the blades of grass aboveground.
The other method of travel is underground in tunnels. The moles create a system of tunnels that connect underneath the lawn. The tunnels run together close to the surface of the ground. They are close to the surface of the ground to ensure the moles can catch their prey. Earthworms live at the top of the soil, making them an easy grab for a quick mole. They store the morsels of food they have collected in their tunnels.
Voles, however, are primarily vegetarian consuming grassroots and blades, seeds and leaves. They will sometimes eat insects, typically storing them underground.
Voles are not as commonly known as their counterparts but can be even more destructive. Voles do damage by gnawing on the roots and trunks of trees and shrubs, quickly causing bushes and plants to lean to one side or die. Voles enjoy flower bulbs and certain garden foods such as potatoes. They can also leave visible runways on your lawn.
How Do We Protect Against Mole Damage?
Moles rarely come up to the surface of your yard, making it impossible to trap or catch them yourself. The biggest danger of having moles and voles in the yard is the holes they create. These holes can be significant in size but not easily visible. They can cause people to trip and fall and injure themselves.
Desperate homeowners have tried many homemade solutions to try to get rid of these pests. These include everything from smoke bombs to mole baits to Juicy Fruit gum! These solutions are ineffective and a waste of time.
These pests might seem small in quantity but are often part of a large family. Voles have litters of three to six babies, with three to twelve litters a year. Voles can start breeding as early as three weeks of age and can multiply year-round. While there may be evidence of a few creatures, families of 500 voles are common.
MoleGuard is available for all South Jersey residents who are suffering from unsightly surface tunneling.
MoleGuard specialization includes:
- Identification of Moles vs. Other Pests
- Comprehensive Mole Control
- Superior Service and Expertise
Your labors should not be destroyed by an uncontrolled critter. Contact us any time by telephone or on our website for a free estimate. We guarantee your satisfaction with our 100% money-back guarantee.