Are you dealing with moles outside of your home or commercial property? These tunneling mammals can cause massive damage to your outdoor grounds if left uncontrolled. And without proper prevention, they can come back in full force even after treatment has been implemented.
Below, learn more about moles from our pest control experts here at EcoClear Products. On this page, we provide general information about moles, as well as prevention tips and treatment recommendations. We also provide resources on MoleX™: our very own eco-friendly and highly-effective mole deterrent — perfect for residential and commercial properties alike. Read on to learn more about mole control and prevention, and shop MoleX™ to put an end to your mole problems today!
What Are Moles, and What Threats Do They Pose to Properties?
Moles are small mammals that live primarily underground. Small and cylindrical-shaped with short, soft fur moles use their powerful forelimbs and large paws to dig tunnels through which they travel and spend the bulk of their time. Moles feed eat underground bugs such as grubs, earthworms, and a number of other insects. If you have a mole problem on your property, chances are you won’t actually see moles themselves. Instead, you’ll likely see dirt mounds, tunnel sinkings, and lawn degradation. These are all signs that a mole (or several) has made its home in your yard.
While by no means the worst lawn pests in existence, moles can still cause major problems for your grounds. On agricultural properties, moles can disrupt crop growth and kill existing plant life. Their excessive digging and tunneling can kill turf and ruin the aesthetic appearance of your lawn as a whole. After all, who wants dirt mounds and dead spots on their grass?
Identifying Moles in Your Yard
Moles are one of the most common mammalian pests in the world. These tiny tunneling creatures are found in every continent except Antarctica and cause problems for homes and businesses alike. As primarily subterranean animals, moles can be difficult to spot. However, there are several signs you can look for to determine whether you have a mole problem on your property. These include:
Between the “true moles” of the Talpidae family and other moles in different families and orders, there are hundreds of distinct mole species in existence. Though each and every one of these mole species has its own distinct appearance, there are several unifying physical characteristics between all moles. These characteristics include:
- Cylindrical bodies and velvety fur
- Very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes
- Reduced hind limbs and short, powerful forelimbs with polydactyl paws adapted for digging
- Higher carbon dioxide tolerance suited for underground breathing
- Adult body lengths of 4 to 7 inches
Infestation Signs:Moles may not always show themselves, but in most cases their tunneling will tip you off to their presence on your property. Mole tunnels typically go several feet underground; however, their entrances are quite visible and look like small volcanoes protruding from the soil.
Mole Infestation Prevention
Mole prevention involves using substances to deter moles from digging their tunnels in a given area. To this end, certain substances work better than others. When it comes to dealing with moles in your yard, there are a number of things you want to consider before investing in a control/prevention solution. Firstly, you want to be sure that the product you choose actually works as advertised. Many store-bought products and DIY remedies that purport to ward off moles do little in the areas of control or prevention. Others still can be environmentally damaging or lethal if ingested by pets of wildlife. This leads us to our second consideration: eco-friendliness.
How to Use MoleX™
When choosing a mole control solution for your yard, you want to be sure that the product you choose is safe for people, pets, and the environment; MoleX™ is the clear solution.
Formulated with naturally-derived ingredients such as garlic, white pepper, and citric acid, MoleX™ causes acute environmental stress for moles, prompting them to seek new habitat. MoleX™’s all-natural formulation means that’s 100% safe to use in any outdoor environment. With no mixing or spraying required, and no offensive odors, MoleX™ is the perfect solution to use in residential yards and commercial outdoor grounds.
To use MoleX™, first use a device such as a shovel or broom handle to create small hole in any subsurface mole tunnel found in your yard. Taking care to not crush the identified tunnels, place one (1) ounce of MoleX™ pellets fully into the tunnel and cover the hole using a rock or small piece of turf. Be sure that the tunnel is sufficiently blocked. This will help ensure that the odor of MoleX™ will reach moles underground. Repeat application every 6 to 8 feet of each active tunnel. Repeat after 14 days if mole activity is still present.