If you’re finding three to five-inch rounded, raised ridges on your lawn with small dirt piles, you likely have a mole infestation. The typical mole species in Maryland, referred to as Eastern Moles, are found in lawns, gardens, golf courses, fields, and woodlands. Eastern moles have grey or brown fur and can fit in the palm of an adult’s hand. Their prey includes insects such as worms, slugs, ants, spiders, and centipedes.
Finding Eastern Moles in Maryland is not uncommon. For homeowners who require pest control services in Aberdeen, and beyond, Raven Termite and Pest Control has extensive experience handling mole infestations.
What Damage Can Moles Do?
Moles can cause a lot of above-ground damage by digging elaborate underground tunnels. These creatures will burrow holes in lawns or gardens. They can dig as much as 31 meters of shallow tunnels in a single day, making the damage swift. Moles dig up the roots of plants, causing lawns and gardens to brown quickly. The ridges in a lawn also become a safety hazard, making it easy to trip and fall.
A mole infestation can lead to other animal infestations. Smaller mammals such as mice, shrews, and voles use the premade tunnels of moles to get around.
Additionally, larger mammals and birds of prey like to hunt moles. A mole infestation can result in larger, more dangerous animals lurking around a home looking for food. This could be particularly concerning for anyone with children or small pets.
Pest Control Services in Aberdeen: Raven Termite and Pest Control
Raven Termite and Pest Control have been providing pest control services in Aberdeen and the Harford County area for years. The optimal way to deal with a pest infestation is with professional extermination. A professional can identify all the points of access, eliminate any danger in dealing with the pests, and will clean up any messes. Fall is a great time to hire pest control services before the ground freezes. As the ground freezes, moles dig deeper underground below the frost, making the infestation harder to control.
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