Spring is here and that means it’s time to deal with Moles! Not the ones you go to your Dermatologist for, but the ones that will destroy your lawn and gardens. Whenever the insects are out and about you can be sure that moles are as well.
These small creatures, contrary to popular belief, do not actually eat the roots but instead cause damage in their search for food i.e., insects. While they are burrowing around for grubs, worms, and beetles, moles damage the root systems of your grass and other plants with their sharp claws, making the damage they cause a byproduct of their foraging. What makes matters worse is that their tunnels do not follow any straight lines or order, they just go where their senses lead them, and that means that their tunnels can change directions back and forth and tear up a lot of roots in a very small area.
If you have ever had mole issues it is safe to assume you will again every year, it’s just a matter of how many and how extensive their foraging and damage will be.
It is difficult to completely prevent moles because even if you have your yard treated for grubs, for example, there will still be earthworms (which are very beneficial to the soil and the plants that grow from that soil) and physical barriers are expensive while often being ineffective. We are left with a few solutions to address their presence with an important caveat, not every solution will work in every situation. Trapping is highly effective depending on the skill of the trapper, but this can take a decent amount of time for the trapper and so that cost can be passed on to you. Baiting works exceedingly well with the modern formulations but there is always an inherent risk that the bait could be dug up by an animal (dogs, raccoons, etc). The third option is gassing the moles, which is done with an expensive machine that saves on trips to your property but still can take plenty of time on your property to thoroughly and effectively treat as many of the tunnels as possible. As is often the case, having a professional come out and assess your situation can allow them to come up with a game plan tailored to your specific situation.
WHAT WE CAN DO AS MOLE CONTROL EXPERTS?
We, Southern Wildlife Management, are a professional family-owned Wildlife Control business that started in Johns Creek, Georgia well over a decade ago. We service the Northside of the perimeter what the North Metro Atlanta market commonly refers to as OTP North. We have since established a second home base in Dawsonville, Georgia so we can schedule from the north of our service area or the southern part.
Our approach to controlling a mole situation usually involves Two (2) standard measures: Trapping & Baiting. If you want to be proactive and increase the chances of the trapping being effective, you could go walk in your yard and press down on the tunnels. Therefore, when the tech arrives all tunnels that are present are active tunnels. This allows us to have laser focus and make the most out of your trapping.
– MOLE TRAPPING –
The first step is setting traps in the moles active tunnels. Since these traps are underground they are typically safe for pets & children. However, we do flag the traps and ask that you keeps the children & pets away from our trapping area so our efforts to successful trap the moles are not thwarted by traps being accidentally sprung and rendered ineffective. These traps are designed to kill them quickly and since it is underground, there isn’t an unsightly sight for you to see. When we come on the next trap check we will discretely remove any dead moles and properly dispose of them. Mole trapping is an art. Not every trapper has success, that is what so many of our jobs are referrals from other companies who do not have the expertise or patience to trap moles. We love it.
– MOLE BAITING –
When appropriate we can strategically place mole bait underground to attract the moles and once they eat the bait they die. We flag where there is bait and have a method to retrieve bait before we leave if they have not taken the bait away.
We charge a flat-rate fee for our mole control services and we have found this to be the most we can do as humans to have the upper hand in controlling the mole population in our yard.
– MOLE GASSING –
This is either booked as a one-time treatment or a series of 4 visits: (Typically Initial Visit, Day 1, Day 3 and Day 7). When the situation is appropriate, we can utilize equipment designed to kill moles in their tunnels using a carbon monoxide gas. We use a Carbon Monoxide Device which is an effective approach to control of burrowing rodents. As the Carbon Monoxide enters the burrow system, the rodent breathes it in. The Carbon Monoxide then replaces the oxygen in their blood. And without oxygen, cells in the body die and organs stop working.
Benefits of treating with Carbon Monoxide can include:
• Direct targeting of rodents within the burrow system.
• No reliance on bait acceptance that sometimes hinders rodenticide and trapping efforts.
• Although a minor concern, NO secondary toxicity concerns for scavengers and predators.
• It seldom requires handling of animals after treatment, which reduces the risk of disease and parasite transmittance to humans.
• It can be highly effective.
• Designated as a pest control device by the EPA.
To find out more about our Mole Trapping, Mole Baiting or Mole Gassing services, please visit our Mole Control Page – https://southernpest.biz/wildlife/mole-control/
Some of the common cities that we have provided mole trapping services to are: Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Dawsonville, Duluth, Milton, Gainesville, Dawsonville, Ellijay, Roswell, Suwanee, Big Canoe
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