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Nashville Mole Pest Control
We trap moles, control moles and remove moles damaging yards, grass, lawn and turf. In every sense of the word we know how to trap moles and give you a mole free lawn environment. We do not use poisons and pesticides and do it the natural and most proven method by using some of the finest mole traps in the professional mole trapping & mole control industry.
Moles can be found living in lawn, turf, golf courses and landscapes throughout the TN Nashville area. TN Nashvillemole trapping and mole removal should be begin as soon as the mole has been discovered living in your lawn and turf areas. Moles tunnel through lawns and damage bulb and root systems and make it very unstable to walk on the lawn. High priced landscaping can quickly by this very small animal the mole. Nashville Tn is home to many moles including the Eastern Mole, Star Nosed Mole and Hairy Tailed Nose. Moles have also been known to take up residence under porches and patios .Moles create tunnels underground and “push up” the dirt that is excavated and deposit it on the surface of your lawn or landscape. Moles are insectivores and commonly eat earthworms and grubs.
There are many gimmicks out there to remove moles but most anyone who with experience in dealing with lawn mole infestations is that trapping always ends up being the most reliable method to remove moles and that is the service we focus on -mole trapping.
Not All Mole Trapping Companies In Greater Nashville Are Alike
I worked for four companies before I started my own. During that time I witnessed some of the most obscured and senseless methods used to remove moles from a lawn. This page is dedicated to my clients and future clients a like having mole removal issues. There are a lot of good honest companies out there that do mole removal correctly and there are those companies that are dishonest and will lie and swindle you to just make a buck. I hope this information will help you weave out the good companies from the bad ones.
Typical Mole Damage
Poisons That Kill Moles ??
Companies will often use poisons to treat a lawn in order to attempt to remove moles from a lawn or will use a combination of poisons and traps to eradicate moles from a property. If poisons were truly effective, then why would you want to use traps in conjunction with poisons? The reason that companies practice this method is for the sole purpose of profit. The owner of the company will simply drive down to the local hardware store and buy the same poisons you probably yourself have used in vain and place a 75% to 100% mark up on the product and make profit.
Most people have the misconception that if something is poisonous it will be effective. Before I started my own business I worked for several other companies in the middle Tennessee area that used poisons and traps in combination. I would set up a trap and place a poisonous gel worm about two to four feet in the same mole tunnel system where the trap was located and it would never fail that time and time again the mole would bypass the poisonous treat and would get captured in the trap.
If the trap had not been in position the mole would have caused even more damage to the property leaving a wake of mole tunnels and mole mounds pushed up around the property. Another thing that companies will fail to mention is the fact that every time it rains, poisons what ever that may be will lose its potency through time which in turn makes it ineffective. Poisons kill indiscriminately and are also a danger to pets and small children. They are many cases to which pets and children have become ill or have even died do to eating freshly laid poisons.
Many pest control companies of course will down play the risk of such events ever possibly happening but if you will do a little research you will find otherwise. Does it make since to put your children and pets at risk? Does it make any since to use traps and poison in the same combination if the trap is able to prove better results than the poisons?
Moth Balls & Moles ??
Moth balls will not remove moles or have any effect at keeping moles away from a lawn under any circumstances. This is a myth! There are companies on you-tube claiming that this method works, which in fact it does not. There is absolutely no scientific proof this method works. If this method worked do you think that we would be in the mole removal business? Believe it or not, I know of a company in Nashville Tennessee that uses this method.
Mole Gassing & Water Pressure Tactics
The process of gassing tunnels is basically gas cartridges and lawn mower engine exhaust attachments. Companies will pump this gas into your lawn in the attempt of eradicating moles that are causing the damage. There are several problems with this method besides the obvious dangers of exploding gas fumes. The first problem is the fact that the soil actually absorbs the gases to quickly not to mention the enormous amounts of gasses that simply escape from the tunnels themselves which in turn means more cost to you.
Mole tunnel systems and mole mounds are so complex that a majority of the moles always find escape routes to avoid the dangerous gasses which in turn, making this method absolutely useless. Using water pressure tactics also are completely useless due to the fact that the water will travel down to the deepest sections of the mole chambers and settle while giving the mole the chance to escape to different portions of the tunnels. After all if this method worked you would be mole free every time it rained.
Moles & Grub Control Treatments
Companies that sell grub control treatments will often mislead you into believing that grub control treatments are a very effective method for mole removal. Grub control works for grub control and not for mole control. The problem with trying to use grub control treatments to remove moles is the fact that moles don’t just eat grubs. Moles eat a wide variety of different things. They eat different types of insects, worms and have even been known to eat small mice.
With all the different types of food sources that a mole can choose from, it is near impossible to get ride of them from just treating your lawn with a grub control treatment unless your lawn is insect free, worm free and rodent free. Isn’t it funny that the companies who are selling these treatments for mole control never seem to mention this fact.
Mole Control & Electronic or Vibrating Devices
There are hundreds of electronically and vibrating devices out on the market designed to keep moles from entering your lawn. A few of these are devices are ultra-sonic devices, pin-wheels and devices that emit a strange smell or odor. These devices will in fact scare or irritate the mole for about a day but the mole will quickly adapt and get use to feeling the vibration or smell and continue on doing what is was doing in the first place, damaging your lawn and feeding.
Mole Trapping is the only method that is guaranteed to work.
Other Gimmicks of Mole Removal Include:
Poisons: Peanuts and grains can be used but the problem with these is that moles feed on insects and worms and are not readily interested in eating these poisoned baits as long as a food source exists.
Flooding: Many of you have tried taking a garden hose jamming it into a tunnel and never will work unless the entire tunnel system can be quickly and completely flooded. Moles dig at a rate of 15 feet per second and it would take a lot of water pressure to keep a mole submerged long enough to kill it.
Shooting: Many farmers take a shot gun , look for movement in the ground and fire it into the movement. This has some success either by the blunt force of the shot gun shell or its concussion but this method is dangerous, and probably illegal. Don;t even think of firing a firearm until checking all local laws and chances are if you are in a city limits don’t even try it.
Mole Removal Methods That Work:
Trapping: Trapping is the surest and most practical method of getting rid of moles. Our success in mole trapping is enhanced by our thorough understanding of mole habits, behavior and experience . We can quickly resolve your mole infestation destroying your lawn and put you on our regular mole lawn maintenance program.
Exclusion: One solution is to have the area underneath excluded off with hardware cloth 1/2 ‘ or smaller 24-36 inches under the ground.
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Moles: Biology and Behavior
Moles are very small mammals that live most of their entire lives underground. Moles are rarely ever seen other then the damage they eave in lawns. Moles and their damage are easily confused with other small mammals like voles, pocket gophers, mice, shrews, and ground squirrels.
The most conspicuous features of the mole are its greatly enlarged, paddlelike forefeet and prominent toenails, which enable it to “swim” through the soil. Moles have strong legs, short necks and elongated heads. They lack external ears, and their eyes are so small that at first glance they appear to be missing.
A mole’s fur is soft and brownish to grayish with silver highlights. When brushed, the fur offers no resistance in either direction, enabling the mole to travel either backward or forward within burrows.
Moles prefer moist, sandy loam soils in lawns, gardens, pastures and woodlands. They generally avoid heavy, dry clay soils. They construct extensive underground passageways — shallow surface tunnels for spring, summer and fall; deep, permanent tunnels for winter use. Nest cavities are located underground, connecting with the deep tunnels.
Because moles have high energy requirements, they have large appetites. They can eat 70 to 80 percent of their weight daily. They actively feed day and night at all times of the year. Moles feed on mature insects, snail larvae, spiders, small vertebrates, earthworms, and occasionally small amounts of vegetation. Earthworms and white grubs are preferred foods.
Mole activity in lawns or fields usually shows up as ridges of upheaved soil. The ridges are created where the runways are constructed as the animals move about foraging for food. Burrowing activity occurs year-round, but peaks during warm, wet months. Some of these tunnels are used as travel lanes and may be abandoned immediately after being dug. Mounds of soil called molehills may be brought to the surface of the ground as moles dig deep, permanent tunnels and nest cavities.
Moles breed in late winter or spring and have a gestation period of about four to six weeks. Single annual litters of two to five young are born in March, April or May. Young moles are born hairless and helpless, but growth and development occur rapidly. About four weeks after birth, the moles leave the nest and fend for themselves.
Moles in the natural environment cause little damage. They are seldom noticed until their tunneling activity becomes apparent in lawns, gardens, golf courses, pastures, or other grass and turf areas.
The mole activity people usually see is of two kinds — raised ridges or surface tunnels and mounds. These raised ridges or surface tunnels are unique to moles. No other animal leaves this evidence of its presence. However, mole activity often is confused with that of the pocket gopher, which also is found in Missouri.
Moles leave cone-shaped mounds on the surface of the ground. These usually are not numerous. Most often these mounds contain coarse soil and earth clods.
The mole pushes this soil to the surface, especially when digging deep runs. These deep runs lead to a nest or provide tunnels for use in the winter or during the hot times of the summer. In building these mounds, the mole pushes the soil up through the center, much as a volcano is formed.
Moles push dirt through vertical tunnels onto the surface. Mounds are good places to use fumigants, since they are believed to mark deep runs or nest areas.
People often confuse pocket gopher mounds with mole mounds. Pocket gophers are rodents and have different feeding habits than moles. Traps designed to catch moles usually will not catch pocket gophers, or vice versa. Therefore, it is important to correctly identify which animal you have in the damage situation. In some areas, both animals exist in the same place.
The pocket gopher does not construct raised ridges or surface tunnels. Pocket gophers dig two kinds of tunnels — one about 5 to 8 inches under the surface and other deeper tunnels that may go down several feet below the surface.
Unlike the mole, the pocket gopher constructs many mounds. These mounds are of finely sifted soil. Sometimes they can be rather large, but most often they contain about one-half gallon of soil. The pocket gopher digs a main tunnel, then a lateral side tunnel to create the mound, thus getting rid of soil accumulated in digging the underground tunnels.
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