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How To Get Rid of Moles
Moles live underground and are shrouded in mystery. They are rarely seen, but a mole in your yard will make itself quite noticeable. Moles can cause extensive damage to suburban yards, gardens, recreational fields, and agricultural areas with their easily recognizable mole hills and underground tunnels.
All About Moles In Your Yard
Moles are small mammals in the family Talpidae. They burrow underground, eating mostly earthworms. Many people think that moles are completely blind, but they are not. All moles have quite basic eyes; they are extremely nearsighted and probably colorblind, but they are well adapted to detecting light. What they lack in eyesight, moles make up in other senses. Although they lack external ears, which would only fill up with dirt as they dig, their cylinder-shaped snout is very sensitive to the touch. Their slender bodies glide through the earth as their broad shovel shaped hands dig tunnels of impressive complexity. Moles have extraordinary claws which are perfect for digging; they use their arms in a swimming motion to excavate the earth and propel their bodies forward.
Mole species are found on all continents except for South America and Antarctica. Between the mole species, there are distinct differences. Some species of moles are excellent swimmers, while others inhabit sand dunes. As moles excavate the earth munching on earthworms, insects, and grubs, they toss the discarded dirt onto the ground, which accumulates as mole hills. Many mole tunnels have separate chambers for sleeping, giving birth, and even storing food when it is plentiful. Most scientists believe that moles do not purposely attack trees, bushes, and other vegetation, but collateral vegetation damage is always possible. Moles eat 70%-100% of their body weight each day and often cover relatively large areas of land in search of this voluminous amount of energy. As they search for food, moles leave piles of dirt surrounding a vertical shaft or tunnel. The mole’s subterranean tunnel may be visible in the yard due to damage to the grass roots. Mowing the grass may be difficult as the yard may lift up or bulge around the underground tunnel. Moles do not share their tunnels, chambers, or hunting grounds with other moles or animals, therefore, there are usually no more than 2 or 3 moles per acre of land. This can make trapping a patience inducing exercise, but it is the preferred method of mole removal if the mole’s presence is intolerable.
The Eastern mole or Common mole is a medium size mole commonly found in North America. Its range stretches from northern Mexico to the eastern United States and north to Canada. The Eastern mole is about 6” in length and weighs approximately 2.6 oz.; about the size of a chipmunk. Its most noticeable features are the hairless pink piggish looking snout, and intense claws. The Eastern mole spends most of its time underground digging tunnels and eating insects and worms by the thousands.
The Eastern mole is the most common mole species that comes into conflict with humans in the United States. Eastern moles can thrive in varied habitats, but they prefer loose well drained soil… exactly the kind of soil your grass thrives in. Because it is difficult to dig in, eastern moles avoid soil that is very wet, rocky, sandy, or composed of much clay. So long as they can easily dig, Eastern moles can be found in pastures, woodlands, agricultural fields, gardens, and of course lawns.
Eastern moles burrow closer to the surface than other moles, which amplifies their presence and lawn destruction. Grass tends to turn brown and die over their tunnels. In addition, after a heavy rain, the tunnels collapse which can cause unstable ground. These collapsed tunnels can result in injury for people, cattle, or horses who may be traversing the ground.
Star Nosed Mole
The Star-Nosed Mole is named for its uniquely shaped snout. The star nosed mole is found in north-eastern Canada south to the Great Lakes. It is also found along the east coast of the United States as far south as Georgia. This mole is considered to be semi-aquatic as they are excellent swimmers. Their nose looks like a star protruding from their head. This starry looking nose actually contains 22 separate finger-like appendages. These “fingers” are extremely sensitive allowing the mole to quickly and accurately locate food. The star nosed mole is the world’s fastest eater; it can find and eat an insect or worm in a quarter of a second. These “fingers” can also fold over the mole’s nose to protect it while digging and also holds in air while the mole is swimming. This small mole is about the size of a hamster.
The Star-Nosed Mole is an accomplished swimmer. This mole prefers moist soil and is more often found in bogs, marshes, and fields near water. They are a common pest on golf courses as golf courses are well watered and may have water hazards. In addition to the common mole meals of earthworms and insects, star nosed also eat snails, crayfish, small amphibians, and fish. Another unique feature of the star nosed mole is its tail can swell to 4 times its original size and store fat for the coming winter. It is also believed the star nosed moles can smell underwater, a feat thought to be impossible for mammals. He blows air bubbles out of his nose and recaptures them in his nose, appreciating the scent of his aquatic environment.
Despite the fascinating characteristics or the star nosed mole, it can be quite destructive, although it rarely attacks residential homes. Star nosed mole tunnels are deeper than the tunnels of the eastern mole. Therefore, with star nosed moles you do not tend to find dead grass above the tunnels. Star nosed moles leave volcano shaped piles of dirt throughout the grass. Many people consider the star nosed moles to be more difficult to get rid of because their tunnels are deeper and because of their semi-aquatic nature.
American Shrew Mole
The American Shrew Mole is the smallest species of mole, growing to be only about 4 inches in length. Its geographic range is limited to the north-west coast of the United States and slightly into Canada. The American Shrew Mole prefers soft soils near riverbeds and streams.
These small critters are commonly confused for shews because they do not have large front shovel shaped paws like other mole species. Since their front paws are different from other moles, they dig tunnels that run directly under the leaf litter. In fact, it is not uncommon to see them above ground foraging in the leaf litter for insects, snails, and slugs. Shrew mole tunnels are simpler than other moles and they do not leave behind the characteristic “mole hills.” Unlike other mole species who are solitary, the American Shrew Mole loosely lives near other moles.
Despite the many unique characteristics of this species, and the confusion inherent in its name, the American shrew mole is considered a mole. This creature is determined to be a mole because its fur is inherently mole-like (it is very soft and does not offer resistance when brushed in either direction), and it has the long flattened snout similar to other moles.
Mole Contributions to the Earth
Although moles can wreak havoc on well-manicured and healthy lawns and golf courses, they play an integral role in soil health and organic pest control. It is generally understood that they do not target trees or other vegetation in their search for food, but often the roots of expensive landscaping are damaged by mole activity. Because moles are nearly constantly digging and tunneling underground, they aerate and mix the soil. Moles contribute to combining the topsoil with lower soil. This permits air, rainwater, and nutrients to more effectively be used by plants. This tilling of the soil also allows more oxygen to be introduced to the soil.
In addition, moles’ voracious appetite serves to cut down on pest insect populations. While searching for earthworms, moles come across many destructive insects including cutworms, grubs, and Japanese beetle larvae. Receiving little to no credit for their contribution, moles steadily remove these insects from the environment. Although they do eat pest insects, moles also consume massive amounts of earthworms which are beneficial and necessary to healthy soil. Another added benefit of the moles consuming pest garden and lawn insects is they eventually must expel the waste. This natural fertilizer is placed directly into the ground which improves the health of the soil.
Many people view moles as more of an annoyance rather than a pest. Moles have a valid claim to their role in the environment, and many times we humans overlook or put up with the mild inconvenience they may cause. Some people even celebrate mole tunnels and mole hills as their presence tends to indicate healthy soil and underground ecosystem.
The Complex Mole Tunneling System
Moles rarely get the credit for sophistication some say they deserve. Mole tunnels are not just there to annoy you; their tunneling and chamber system is actually quite complex. Moles dig two types of tunnels; the hunting or feeding tunnels are closer to the surface of the ground and the deeper nesting tunnels have various rooms/chambers.
Moles are constantly on the move searching for food. Many species eat half their weight every day, and their search to satiate that appetite expends much energy. The tunnels that are close to the earth’s surface are usually their feeding or hunting tunnels. These tunnels are usually 5-8” deep and about 1.5” in diameter. These can easily be seen in your lawn as a raised bulge of yellow or brown grass. Moles’ broad strong arms can quickly displace dirt at a rate of 18 feet per hour in this shallow earth. As they swim through the soil, moles encounter insects, earthworms, and grubs along these tunnels. They quickly devour them and continue tunneling. These hunting tunnels become deeper in the summer and the winter when temperatures are more extreme.
These hunting/surface tunnels are only used once, maybe twice, as moles are always scouting new territory. Based upon the amount of visible tunneling in your yard, you would reasonably assume you have been invaded by a small army of moles. Remember though, they excavate these tunnels at a rate of 18 feet per hour. One mole can do an alarming amount of damage to your lawn very quickly. As these tunnels are abandoned by the moles, they may be utilized by other small animals or rodents. Eventually, these tunnels collapse or cave in.
The deeper nesting tunnels are rarely seen because they are deep enough in the earth to not cause a disruption to your lawn, but you will notice the excavated soil piled up in mounds. These nesting tunnels lead to a den that is usually about 12” underground. This space consists of chambers connected by tunnels. Here, the mole creates bedrooms, a nursery or nesting area, even a place to store extra food when it is plentiful. Moles can paralyze earthworms by biting its brain. The earthworm does not die, and thus remains fresh while stored deep in the storage chamber called a larder. One mole food chamber was found with 470 paralyzed earthworms!
This subterranean nesting chamber is believed to be used for several generations, however, moles are not social animals. They do not share their living quarters willingly. During breeding season, the male moles enlarge their hunting area and locate a female in the earth. The male and female moles do not remain together after breeding. In fact, moles are so thoroughly solitary that 1 acre of land supports about 3 moles.
Mole Hills and Damage To Your Yard From Moles
A common misconception about moles is that they eat your bulbs and the roots of your expensive and much adored foliage. This is not true, moles are carnivores; they primarily eat earthworms, insects, and grubs. That is not to say that they are completely innocent in the matter either. As they create their foraging or hunting tunnels, often the root of grass and other shrubbery is disturbed and the grass may turn brown and die. This aesthetic is not particularly pleasing to those who have invested much time and expense into having an award-winning lawn or those who must answer to an HOA as to the condition of their lawn. These shallow foraging tunnels also cause the yard to bulge up around the tunnel. Ultimately, these tunnels will be abandoned by the mole and will collapse. Mole activity leaves the yard unlevel with potential hazards for those using the yard for fun and recreation.
Another aggravating reminder of the presence of moles, is the saucer size mole hills left all over your yard. As the mole excavates to build a nest and sustain itself with food, it tosses the excavated dirt out of the tunnel and onto your yard. These small mounds shaped like mini volcanoes are unsightly and unappealing. Even in times of the year where the shallow tunnels may not be causing damage, you will still find these mole hills littering your yard.
As stated above, moles are not directly responsible for consuming your bulbs and chewing through roots and vegetation. However, they accommodate other critters who will willingly partake of your shrubbery. Chipmunks, voles, white-footed mice, and house mice will happily take shelter in recently plowed mole tunnels. As they encounter seeds, bulbs, and garden plants in these shallow tunnels they will consume them, grateful for an easy meal.
Who Made the Hole… Moles, Voles, Shrews, or Gophers???
Moles, voles, shrews, and gophers are mysterious animals as they mostly stay out of sight. However, they leave disturbing evidence of their presence in our yards, parks, golf courses, and recreational fields. Moles get much of the blame when yards are torn up, but the critter should be accurately identified before you attempt to remedy a problem. Materials and procedures that get rid of moles may not work for shrews.
Voles are commonly mistaken for moles, shrews, and mice; to add to the confusion they are often called ground moles, field mice, and meadow moles. Voles are rodents that are 5-7” in length with brownish and gray fur. Voles have rounded blunt snouts while moles and shrews have long pointed snouts and pointed front teeth. The front teeth of voles are chisel shaped, and pointed front teeth. It is difficult to see the ears and eyes of moles and shrews, whereas the eyes and ears of a vole are readily visible. In fact, voles look more like a mouse than a mole or a shrew. They are about the same size and color, but voles are built a bit stockier or chunkier than mice. The easiest way to differentiate between voles and mice is to know that voles tales are shorter than mice tails, and voles ears, while visible, are less pronounced than mice ears. Voles are the herbivores of the group, happily eating bulbs, plant stems, and seedlings. If your primary complaint is stripped tree bark, damaged garden plants, and nibbled vegetation voles are most likely the culprit.
Shrews are small, approximately the size of a mouse, but they have a long, pointed snout like a mole. Like moles, shrews are not members of the rodent family. Shrews can dig their own tunnel and create a burrow, but often they take over an abandoned mole or chipmunk burrow. Shrews have a voracious appetite, and their diet consists mainly of insects. Most species of shrews are nocturnal, meaning they rest during the day in underground burrows and search for food at night.
Moles, voles, shrews, and gophers all burrow and live underground. Below is a brief description of the characteristics of the damage inflicted by each of the suspects.
Moles – In the spring and fall, the grass appears to brown and wither over the cylindrical shaped underground tunnels. The damaged grass bulges upward due to the excavated tunnel beneath it. The soil removed while tunneling is mounded up at entrances to the tunnels in what is called a mole hill. The mole hill is a volcano shaped pile of dirt that has no dip in the center. It is usually about 2” tall and about 12” across.
Voles – Often nest underneath dense vegetation or ground cover plants. They create runways or narrow paths just under the leaf litter surface, by nibbling grass and other vegetation.
Shrews – Often use abandoned mole or chipmunk, but they are capable of creating their own burrow. Shrew burrows are usually only 10cm below the surface. The holes are usually about 1” in diameter and hidden under shrubs or bushes.
Gophers – Gophers leave mounds or hills like a mole, but they are usually much larger. They can be 3” in height and up to 20” in diameter. Gopher holes/hills are usually arranged in clusters or built in a line By thoroughly inspecting the damage or the clues left behind, you can most effectively create a game plan to rid your yard of these burrowing critters.
Are Moles Dangerous to People?
It is rather uncommon to see a mole. They live nearly their entire existence underground, frenetically working to find enough food. Because mole to human contact is rare, the risk of transmitting disease directly from a mole is also rare. While technically, moles can carry rabies, there is no documented case of a human contracting rabies from a mole. Moles are susceptible to ticks and fleas that carry disease. If you find yourself in close contact with a mole, the greater risk of disease is from a flea or tick that is on the mole.
Moles are not naturally aggressive animals… unless of course you are an earthworm. However, trapping wildlife is a dangerous job. If a mole feels threatened by your actions, he will use his teeth, his large strong claws, and any other tool at his disposal to escape. If you are so unlucky as to be bitten or scratched by a mole, it is wise to seek medical treatment at once. Although severe illness is unlikely, your doctor may recommend some measures to prevent disease.
How to Get Rid of Moles Naturally
The internet is full of home remedies and ideas of how to get rid of moles naturally. No doubt moles are tricky, but many of these internet answers waste valuable time and effort as you chase the mole around your yard. Some of the internet solutions are even downright dangerous and harmful to the environment. Often people have the best of intentions when assessing natural methods to control pests, but there are often unforeseen and unintended consequences.
The wisdom on the internet suggests soaking mole bait in boric acid in an attempt to poison the mole. Moles sense of smell is highly attuned. They are on the search for earthworms and insects; moles will likely reject a morsel of boric acid. Similarly, internet lore suggests tossing Juicy Fruit gum down the mole hole. The idea is that once consumed, the Juicy Fruit will cause intense swelling, constipation, and ultimately mole death. Despite this urban legend being passed down from generations past, there is little evidence to show that carnivorous moles will even entertain the idea of eating Juicy Fruit gum. Despite many cruelty-free bloggers suggesting spraying your yard with Dawn dish detergent or apple cider vinegar, there is no scientific evidence that this is effective against moles.
Getting Rid of Moles
There are many approved methods of getting rid of moles, but the preferred method is to trap moles. Trapping is considered the most efficient and successful method of getting rid of moles, and it is pesticide free! The other options will be discussed below, along with the pros and cons of each mole removal method. Whichever mole removal method you are interested in, learning about your adversary, the mole, is an important first step.
Many kind-hearted homeowners do not wish to kill moles; they would prefer the moles to move along to alternate hunting grounds. Castor oil is believed to repel moles and several granular repellents using castor oil in combination with other natural oils are now available. These repellents are marketed as a way to save your lawn without harming or killing the mole. The manufacturer claims that the oils in the repellent infiltrate the soil and coats the earthworms and other insect meals. Once coated in the oil, they taste terrible to the mole. Furthermore, the strong odor gives the mole tunnels and burrows a generally unpleasant aroma.
The goal of a mole repellent is to urge the mole to move along, without actually killing the subterranean dweller. However, these granular repellents are not a permanent solution. Their effectiveness is determined by the soil type and the amount of rainfall. They seem to last longer in clay and loam soil than in the sandy soil preferred by moles. If there has been a lot of rainfall, they may have to be applied more often. In addition, some people find the smell of the repellent products to be offensive and would prefer their home/yard to not bear the odor of these oils.
While not considered practicable for larger areas of land, if you only want to thoroughly protect a small area such as a garden plot or seed bed, consider installing mole fencing. Because you are trying to thwart moles’ natural instincts, you have to get the fencing down to where the mole activity is happening. You will essentially construct an underground fence. This is labor intensive. You must dig a trench around the area to be protected at least 12” deep and 12” wide. Using a 24” sheet of hardware cloth or sheet metal, bend it lengthwise so that it is in a L-shape or a 90 degree angle. Position this metal fence contraption into the trench so that the bottom of your L faces away from the area you want to protect. With this protective barrier in place, tunneling moles will hit your barrier and reverse course, thus protecting your gard.
Lawn Insecticide for Mole Control
A serious and relentless mole problem may indicate an excessive amount of available food in your lawn. Since moles are considered insectivores, it stands to reason that by reducing or eliminating the insects in your lawn may help you to get rid of the mole as well. The idea with this solution is to reduce the food supply so that the mole moves on to happier hunting grounds. However, nature is rarely this simple.
Moles eat grubs, or June beetle larvae, by the mouthful. If your grass is infested with grubs, you should consider treating the lawn for grubs. Grubs feed on the root of your grass and cause irregular shaped patches of death. To confirm a grub diagnosis, peel back a dead or dying patch of grass and it will easily peel right off the ground since the roots have been eaten. Grubs can wreak havoc on a residential lawn, and you should take steps to treat and prevent them. So maybe the mole is doing you a favor by eating the grubs!
Even after controlling grubs with lawn chemicals, that alone is not enough to force a mole out of your yard. To starve out a mole you would have to decimate the naturally occurring subterranean biome. The sheer amount of lawn insecticide used to evict a mole would have negative consequences to ground feeding birds and other wildlife that depends upon the soil dwelling insects. Scientists have noted that when food supply is artificially reduced by insecticide, the mole may “work harder” to find food. In other words, the mole may increase his tunneling in order to secure enough food for comfort. In addition, many of these insecticides take time to work, allowing your mole to continue his destructive plan. Earthworms are the primary food source for moles, and their benefits to the soil are numerous. A scorched earth policy with regards to your soil is simply not the best way to get rid of moles.
Baiting for Moles
Earlier in this article we discussed the habits and behaviors of moles. Their tunneling habits are important when attempting to bait for moles. Often moles use a foraging/hunting tunnel only one or two times. Before placing any bait in a tunnel, you need to make sure it is a tunnel that is actively being used by the mole.
An insecticide bait is a product that is designed to entice the target pest into consuming it, at the same time containing poison to kill the target pest. Baits are considered a green method of chemical pest control, but caution should always be used with any pest control product. As you consider mole bait, be aware of how children and animals use your yard. If you have a dog, or even a neighbor has a dog, who likes to dig and eat the gifts that the earth produces, baiting may not be the ideal solution to your mole problem. Mole baits can kill a mole quickly if he eats it and can cause sickness or death in pets as well.
Mole baits come in a few different formulations, but the most popular ones take the shape of the mole’s favorite food, earthworms. These poison baits resemble children’s gummy worms, only much less colorful. These gummy worm baits are enhanced with delectable earthworm flavor and scent so that the mole unsuspectingly consumes them. Remember the mole’s keen sense of smell. Use gloves when you handle the mole bait as your odor may transfer to the bait and alert the mole that something is not quite right.
As always, the challenge with baiting in pest control is to get the critter to take the bait. The most difficult part of baiting for moles is figuring out which of those yellowish-brown runways you can see from your living room window actively leads to mole. It is not advisable to randomly place baits in runways as it will be ineffective. If you target only active feeding runways and tunnels to the burrow, you will have greater success and remove the mole faster. To figure out if a runway is active, from the surface insert a dowel rod or your finger into the runway. Try not to collapse the runways. Repeat this process over several runways in your yard. Be sure to mark the disturbed areas with a flag on the grass so you do not lose your test sites. Check these locations after 48-72 hours. If any of these areas have been filled in and repaired, you have found yourself an active tunnel. Runways that have been resealed by the mole should be baited.
Be sure to follow the instructions of the label on the bait that you have purchased. Most mole bait labels encourage you to ensure you push the bait all the way to the floor of the tunnel. Follow the label for specific instructions as to how often to bait and the recommended follow up. Many people have great success with baiting for moles, but it must be done correctly, or you will end up wasting valuable time.
Live Trapping for Moles
If you have a strong objection to killing a mole, but repellents have been unsuccessful, consider building a simple live trap. If caught in a live trap, the mole can be released in an area where his foraging behaviors will not disturb humans, if it is legal to do so.
As with baiting, a well-set trap requires knowing which tunnels are active and which tunnels have been abandoned. Once you have located an active tunnel using the methods described in the section on baiting, grab your shovel and a quart size glass jar or an old coffee can. The idea here is to insert the capture device flush with the bottom of the tunnel. As the mole shovels his way through his tunnel, he will fall into the jar and be unable to get out. Once your jar is secure along the bottom edge of the mole’s tunnel, cover the top of the tunnel with a board or a piece of cardboard. Check your trap several times per day so that the mole does not die of dehydration or starvation.
Before you attempt to use any live capture trap on a mole, have a plan as to what you will do with any moles you capture. If the mole escapes your container and scurries off, all your efforts were for naught. In many communities state and local laws prohibit the release of captured nuisance animals, so make sure you research and adhere to the rules regarding releasing moles. In addition, many captured and released animals end up dying from the stress of the capture and the subsequent release into an unfamiliar and possibly unsuitable environment. For these reasons, most professional nuisance wildlife trappers prefer to use lethal traps when dealing with moles.
Professional Mole Trapping
Trapping for moles is the preferred method of getting the moles out of your yard. Despite the fact that moles are for the most part a beneficial creature, their tunnels can cause expensive damage to your lawn. Approved mole traps kill the moles quickly and as humanely as possible so that you can repair your yard. There are several styles of traps specifically designed to target moles. Most people are vaguely familiar with a common mouse or rat trap; mole traps appear dramatically different from a “typical” trap causing some concern among homeowners.
The most common styles of mole traps are harpoon-style trap, scissor-jaw trap, and the choker-loop trap. Each of these traps has a slightly different mode of action, but the general procedure is the same. As with other efforts aimed specifically at the mole, you must figure out which runways are currently being used. Setting a trap on an abandoned tunnel is futile. Each of the trap styles has a trigger pan which will be activated when the mole touches it. This trigger needs to be discreetly placed along the floor of an active tunnel. Once you have identified a suitable mole tunnel, set the trap according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Mole trapping can be a frustrating endeavor. Mole are sensitive to changes in their environment and may abandon a tunnel if it perceives the tunnel has been tampered with. If after 2-3 days of set traps, no mole has been captured, you should assume that the tunnel is no longer active. Mole trapping may require moving and resetting traps multiple times before a successful trap set. Remember that moles require a large grazing area, so most small suburban yards play host to one, maybe two moles. Many homeowners become frustrated with the elusive mole and opt to call in a professional nuisance wildlife trapper. If you are fed up fumbling with traps, repellents, and baits, all the while watching the mole continue his pursuit of grub, call the professional wildlife trappers at Nextgen Pest Solutions. We have the experience, equipment, and patience to get rid of the moles in your yard.
Preventing Moles In Your Yard
After a grueling battle with a mole, you should take precautions to prevent another mole from taking up residence. As stated above, fencing is impractical to prevent moles from entering, but some reasonable steps you can take to improve your lawn may actually help to prevent moles.
As stated above, you do not want your soil to be a proverbial food desert, but by controlling insects in the landscape and turf grass, you may dissuade moles from your property. If you know that your yard is grub prone, spread insecticide aimed at grubs before they get out of control. By minimizing the grub population, you may get lucky in the mole department.
Monitor and fix your irrigation system. If you are either over or underwatering your lawn this can create areas where insect populations (mole food) can explode. Moles and earthworms like soft, damp earth. Avoid overwatering your lawn and allow it to thoroughly dry before the next watering cycle.
Eliminate stumps and organic debris. Stumps from trees that have been cut down can harbor insects that moles love to eat. Grind the stumps as deep as possible and try to remove the underlying root structure. Rake and remove leaves, branches, and other yard waste. Accumulations of yard debris precludes the yard from adequately drying and keeps it in a perpetual state of moisture, perfect for earthworms and moles.
At the end of the day, moles are attracted to your yard because the healthy soil supports a buffet of delicious options. Moles remove many harmful pests from your yard, and many people choose to just deal with the unsightly mole hills and tunnels when they appear in the fall and the spring. If this is not an option for you, we recommend prompt and professional removal. Call Nextgen Pest Solutions today to discuss the removal of moles from your yard.