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Why They Really Dig Your Lawn. Moles are burrowing creatures whose bodies are built primarily to dig. Their large muscular shoulders and forelimbs are disproportionate to their scrawny lower halves. Broad, shovel-shaped claws are made to push aside dirt, while heavy shoulders heave soil upwards.
Moles’ eyes are useless underground, but their noses are highly developed to point the way for digging and locating food. Their short and practically hairless tails act as directional guides when the moles are backing up.
Although moles are not actually considered rodents, they pave the way for their furry neighbors. Moles, in their search for earthworms, grubs, beetles, and insect larvae, burrow under and lift the soil, exposing roots for other critters to take advantage of. Mice and other rodents effortlessly feed on roots, bulbs and tuber while moles, feeding mainly on insects, get the blame.
A Mound is a Terrible Thing to Waste. Moles create two kinds of tunnels — some for feeding and others for travel, nesting and territory expansion. It is estimated that moles spend at least half their lives searching for food. At that rate, your lawn can be hollowed out in record time.
Mole tunnels meander through a lawn and are usually about six inches underground, although their depth can range between two and twenty inches. Once moles tunnel into your lawn, their passages will attract more moles. It’s far easier for moles to start their homes when the main runways are already dug.
The creation of mole tunnels yields a tremendous amount of surplus dirt, forming telltale mole hills — the only external evidence that these bothersome creatures exist. Since these mounds are only a small part of the vast network of inter-connected runways beneath the surface, eliminating moles without professional help is virtually impossible.
Moles Just Won’t Go Away. Moles don’t hibernate, so they’re active year-round. You may notice a change in external evidence during extremely wet or dry periods due to different feeding habits, but this doesn’t mean they’re hibernating or that they’ve gone away. Moles won’t go away by themselves. They will just continue to expand their territories until they’re forced to leave. And since moles usually stay underground, eliminating them is a hit-or-miss project.
The Redi Solution
Moles are among the most difficult pests to eliminate. Everything from car exhaust, gas, poison, human hair, water and gum has been tried to drive these creatures away — without any luck. That’s why Redi National has developed a highly successful maintenance program based on experimentation and research, not home remedies. We’ll keep coming back until you’re frustration and mole free.
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