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Why Do I Have Moles?

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You have a beautiful lawn and you spend your free time maintaining and caring for it. It is lush and beautiful and the envy of your neighbors. Suddenly, you notice holes and tunnels tracking through your yard. What could be ruining your lawn and why would they pick your home? Sound familiar? Unfortunately, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you could have a mole problem. Moles are one of the most common underground pests and they’re attracted to well maintained and watered lawns - like yours.

If you have a mole problem in your yard, that can be a sign of trouble - especially if you are a gardener. Moles are ground-dwelling omnivores that love to eat insects and worms. They are usually found in soil that is rich in organic matter, including earthworms and pests. The richer your soil, the more likely you are to experience a mole infestation. Moles and their extensive tunneling system can wreak havoc on your lawn. Their tunnels often stretch far and wide, leaving plant roots vulnerable to further damage and destroying the beauty of your landscape. They can turn grass brown, ruin your favorite plants and trees and create a labyrinth of tunnels under your yard that will quickly attract other burrowing creatures. So how can you stop them?

Diagnosing Your Mole Problem

Before you can get rid of moles, you need to diagnose the problem. Since moles spend 98% of their lives underground, there is little chance that you will see a  mole. Instead, you will likely notice mounds of dirt or veining in your yard. However, many animals dig tunnels and burrow underground, so how can you be sure you have a mole problem? Moles have conical mounds and their tunnel systems are comprised of both feeding tunnels and deeper traveling tunnels, making it difficult to trap them. An experienced pest removal team can help diagnose your problem and find the solution.

Think You have a Mole Problem? We Can Help!

Moles are difficult to control in the Pacific Northwest and home remedies won’t do the trick. If you are dealing with a mole infestation, call the Mole Patrol. We are a team of removal experts with considerable experience removing moles from a variety of environments. Contact Mole Patrol for the best team in mole extermination in Bellevue, Woodinville, Sammamish, Kirkland and Redmond to help you identify the problem in your yard - and solve it. Call us at 425.744.0371 or fill out our Request for Service form to get started with one of our Seattle area mole exterminators.

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