The signs of a mole infestation include heaps of soil dotted around your garden and in flowerbeds and raised areas of the ground where the animal has been tunnelling.
Heaps of Soil
Moles are mammals that mostly live underground in systems of tunnels they have created. They are commonly active during the late winter and early spring months, so this is when you might start noticing molehills around your garden.
These heaps of soil vary in size and are an early indicator of moles on your property. The pests will throw up a few at first, but as they continue to create a system of tunnels, more will pop up all over the lawn and in flowerbeds.
Due to their tunnelling, moles disturb the soil around roots and bulbs, which causes plants to dry out and die. Areas of the ground will be raised slightly, showing where the pests have been digging.
There are two types of tunnels to be aware of, including travel and feeder ones. Feeder tunnels are used for a short time until the supply of insects and worms has reduced. Travel tunnels are deeper in the ground and follow a straight line, often along the edge of a building.
There are a few preventative methods you can use to reduce the chances of a mole making your garden their home. These methods include placing noisemakers that release a buzzing sound around your garden to scare the animal off.
Additionally, if you have a dog or a cat, moles are less likely to stay around. For example, they will be scared off by the dog barking.
If you are having issues with moles, consult professionals for expert advice. There are several control and removal methods that they have the skills and knowledge to undertake quickly and effectively.
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Contact our team at Pestguard PC for more information about the signs of a mole infestation on your property. Call us in Staffordshire on 01782 624 461 to consult a specialist. Alternatively, you can send us a message via the contact form for a prompt response.
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