How Do I Know if I have Moles in My Garden?

Here at Hunts Pest Control we deal with all manor of pest problems. One pest that is common in gardens and that can cause quite a bit of havoc is moles. They will dig up your lawn and leave you with significant destruction to your garden. Gardens take a lot of care and some people invest a lot of time and money into their garden. Therefore, having moles come and destroy this creates a huge pest problem on your property. Once they start tunneling through and digging mole hills, it will completely ruin your lawn.

The problem is, it often takes this level of extensive damage to your lawn before you actually realise that you have a mole problem. So, we thought we would share a few bits of advice on how to tell that you might have a mole problem in your garden…

 

Sighting

You won’t usually see moles around unless they are all housing around that area. Therefore, if you happen to see a mole, there is a chance that you could have a mole problem you don’t know about. They are very distinctive looking animals, so if you saw one you would know for sure that it was a mole. This is just one of the indications and it’s not always the case, but we would advise contacting pest control services if you do have a mole sighting around your garden so that a professional can come and assess it and stop the problem early. 

 

Visible tunnels, holes and mole hills

As soon as you notice signs of any tunneling, holes in your lawn or mole hills, you should immediately contact pest control. This clearly indicates that you have a mole problem, and the longer you leave it the more destruction they will cause. Unfortunately, when you do notice these signs it means that you already have a mole problem and so you can’t actually prevent it, but you can prevent it from becoming any worse by seeking help from specialists.

 

What do I do if I have a mole problem?

After you have identified a potential mole problem, it is important to know how to act. A lot of people resort to setting traps themselves, however we would always strongly advise getting help from professional pest control services such as ourselves that can handle the problem safely and effectively. 

One way to prevent mole problems whether you have experienced them before or not, is to put castor oil over your lawn. This impacts their food and therefore will send them looking elsewhere. There are lots of things like this that will prevent moles from using your garden as their new habitat. 

Though there are ways you can attempt to control mole problems yourself, it is always safer to do it through pest control. Furthermore, we can then advise you on things to do in the future to prevent it from happening again.

For more information and advice or if you currently have a mole problem in your garden, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.