Act Quickly to Get Rid of Moles in Your New Caney Yard
You may have had the displeasure at some point of noticing raised ridges in your yard that you put so much time and love into caring for. You might have a mole problem! Moles are small mammals that feed on grubs, earthworms, insects and other little creatures, and tunnel underneath your New Caney lawn to inflict serious and expensive damage to your landscaping. They can also undermine all your hard work on your yard.
There are many species of moles in the United States, but only one found in Texas: the Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus). Moles are NOT rodents, contrary to popular belief. They are more closely related to shrews.
Here are some things you can do to help recognize their damage and act quickly to get rid of moles in your yard.
What Do Moles in Texas Look Like?
Moles are unique-looking creatures. Most moles are grey to silverish-grey in color, with pointed snouts and large, round feet with huge claws. They range from about five to eight inches in length and have short tails. They have no external ears, and feature small, hard-to-spot eyes that are concealed in their fur. From a bit of a distance, they look like they might even be blind.
What Do Mole Mounds Look Like?
How do you know whether or not you’re dealing with moles? One telltale signal will be loose soil mounds. They are volcano-shaped, as opposed to gopher mounds, which tend to be kidney-shaped.
One adult mole can create as many as 12-15 mounds in your yard over the course of a week. They not only make your lawn look terrible, they also invite other burrowing creatures onto your property.
How Do You Get Rid of Moles?
You can try traps or baits, but once you have a mole in your yard burrowing around, the more quickly you get rid of the mole, the better. Your best bet will likely be to call your county’s animal control (they may not be able to respond quickly), or to call a professional pest control company.
You’re proud of your yard and lawn, but if you’re spending too much time managing insect problems and other pests (like moles, badgers, squirrels, etc.), you’re probably not getting enough time to enjoy your yard with friends and family. If you are seeing mole activity, or having problems with any other pests, call our New Caney, TX pest and garden control experts today at 832-898-0190 or email us at [email protected] for a consultation.
We can help you manage your yard, pest, and bug problems and show you how to keep your yard healthy. Save yourself all sorts of money, stress, and time. Enjoy your yard and your time with family and friends this season!