Mole Control

“You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.” It’s a common phrase indicating someone blowing things out of proportion to the problem at hand, but when those “little” molehills are popping up all over your lawn, it is a big problem. Moles are burrowing rodents that do their damage between six and 12 inches under the surface. Like tiny prisoners digging tunnels out of prison, they have to find a way to dispose of the dirt they displace. They don’t have a prison yard to shake the dirt out of their pockets, so they dump it onto your grass.


The small mounds of dirt aren’t a problem initially, but soon they are everywhere, and your plants begin to wither and die as moles displace the dirt around the roots. Gardening catalogs offer mole bait, poison, and even spring-loaded traps, but those are ineffective, dangerous and don’t solve the problem. When it comes to a mole infestation, give the team at Go-Pher The Kill a call and solve your problem permanently. 
 
Moles move underground via tunnels. Sometimes they’re invisible if they’re deep enough, but most of the time, they’re easy to spot as a raised line in your lawn with interesting lines joining, crisscrossing, and making less than desirable patterns on your property. The grass above these tunnels withers away as moles chase insects and worms for food. They displace the grassroots, and the upper portion of the plant turns brown.
 
Moles rarely come in contact with people, but when they are cornered, they can bite and have very sharp teeth. Moles have been found to transmit rabies, but it is not the mole itself that usually poses a health threat but the fleas and ticks that they carry. Moles have been found to host parasites that spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, and even Tularemia, a disease usually only associated with rabbits. Humans can also contract tapeworms from contact with moles.
 
Don’t risk your health, the health of your family and pets, or the health of your lawn using your methods of mole control, instead give us a call, and we will take care of the problem start to finish. We take a broad-based approach to the problem, isolating the moles already on your property and mitigating the problem. We locate the invasion vectors and come up with a solution to prevent future mole infestations.