As a property owner, you know the pride that comes after working hard on landscaping. The last thing you want is for unwanted burrowers to make a mess out of your effort. Moles and shrews alike utilize tunnels to survive. These tunnels can cause damage to your property’s underground root system and ruin the look above. If you’ve noticed raised ridges from tunnels, it’s more than likely you have a mole or shrew problem underfoot!
In a Hole with Moles?
Moles are a subterranean rodent that can cause damage to lawns and flower beds. They spend almost their entire lives underground in tunnels, only emerging to find a mate around the early spring. Many think that due to the tunneling, moles eat plants, roots, and grass. But actually, they eat a ton of insects like grubs, earthworms, and ants. And we mean a ton! Moles eat about 80-100% of their body weight in insects each day. An adult mole is 8-10 inches in length and is shaped like a potato. They have webbed front feet that help them move the dirt and make tunnels (and the noticeable mounds of dirt in your lawn!).
What to Do About a Shrew?
Shrews more often than not will share tunnels with moles – which means double the trouble. Shrews are smaller in nature, more like mice. Their diets consist of plants, roots, and vegetation. But don’t disregard their size, shrews will cause even more damage to plants and lawns than the moles. During the winter shrews head underground for warmth. They dig into trunks and roots. Their tunneling kills or damages trees, shrubs, underground piping, and lines.
Shrew and Mole Control
There are several choices when it comes to getting rid of moles. Off the bat, you can try to repel them. Or you can try to poison them. But the best way to get a mole or shrew situation under control is to trap them. If trapping is done by a professional licensed company like Boo’s, you will be notified of exactly how many are caught and removed each week. Once they’ve all been trapped and no new mounds, tunnels or trapped moles, you can rest knowing that your problem has been solved.
Rodent Control with Boo’s Bug Stoppers
Tired of wasting money on bait for moles and grub treatments, only to have moles come back time and time again? Using these methods, it’s difficult to know if your baits and sprays work at all. We have the best solution for real results. Our traps are safe for kids and pets! We use them on our mole jobs for customers because they get results and catch anything coming through the tunnel. Traps are set underground inside mole tunnels without chemicals being sprayed on your lawn where your kids and pets play!
It’s best to call a professional like Boo’s Bug Stoppers if you suspect that you might have a rodent problem. We know exactly where and what to look for. As we laid out above, we will design a custom treatment plan for your establishment. Our treatment could include baiting, trapping, exclusion, and sanitation. Any treatment plan requires an inspection in order to provide an accurate price quote. And as we want to make sure the issue is resolved rodent treatments will require a follow-up visit in 5-7 days. Call or contact us today to set up your free inspection or learn more about how we can help remove rodents from your home or commercial space.