If left alone, how much damage can moles cause?
Moles can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your landscaping resulting in hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damage. Based upon your area, property value can decrease as much as 10% due to mole problems.
- Customers have woken up in the morning and found a front yard full of dirt mounds and uprooted grass. Some of the mounds more than 18 inches high and 24 inch in diameter. Moles must eat more than 60% of their body weight per day. That means they are in a continual feeding frenzy, digging and tunneling everywhere to find food.
- The root systems of new and young plants are of particular risk to exposure and damage due to this digging action of moles. Moles can dig more than 15 feet/hour.
- Mole activity can result in uprooting of sprinkler heads and warping of underground water lines. For some reason, moles prefer to dig along these underground water lines.
- Moles can also undermine and damage walkways, pavers, stone or brick walls, driveways and other man-made barriers. This damage may go un-detected initially until rain and weather changes result in uneven settling.