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Tackle Fall Mole Troubles

You may have made it all summer without too much trouble but fall has brought a maze of grassy mounds around the yard. Many customers have been in looking for ways to fight the moles trying to do serious damage to their lawns as they scrounge for food.  All the rainfall this year means earthworms and other critters moles love to eat are closer to the surface.

Moles are small mammals that dig their way through the soil with big, paddle like feet and in the process mound up tunnels of soil just below the surface of your lawn and in gardens.  Often the digging isn’t noticed until the grass starts to brown because it has been uprooted as the moles tunnel under the lawn.

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Moles are best dealt with by using traps that kill each rodent and prevent them from having lots of baby moles.  Sargent’s favorite is the Mole Eliminator - easy to set and very effective, as many customers have shared with us.  Traps take a bit of patience up front as you locate the mole’s main tunnels.  Check each area several times a day and make note of where the tunnels are as you step them back down into the ground.  After a few repeats of this you will begin to notice a couple of sections that seem to always be pushed back up.  These are the best locations to set the traps.

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There are also several repellents that can be used to deter moles from burrowing under your lawn.  MoleMax is available in both a liquid and a granular that is applied to your lawn.  MoleMax is castor oil based and once watered, the granular begins to give off a scent that repels the moles from the area.

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