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Unwelcome Visitors: Moles in Your Yard

All Turf
February 8th, 2021

When you start noticing birds and other animals visiting your lawn, you may be dealing with moles in your yard. Like any living thing, food is the ultimate motivation and your lawn has the buffet they’ve been searching for. How can moles affect your lawn and should you get rid of them?

Common Signs You May Have Moles in Your Yard 

There are two types of moles we see in Georgia: the star-nosed and the eastern mole. They are about 6 inches long, weigh less than a pound, and are colored a light grayish brown. Good indicators you have moles in your lawn are mounds of dirt that are the entrances/exits to tunnels/burrows, areas of dead/dying grass, and if parts of your lawn feel “squishy”. 

What do moles eat? 

Moles primarily feed on earthworms, grub worms, and other insects in the yard. Taking away their food source will help get rid of them. All Turf provides a free grub treatment in our monthly program that can assist with this. 

Home remedies to get rid of moles in your yard

Eliminating the food source is a key way to get rid of moles and make sure they stay away. Our program includes grub and insecticides to help eliminate food sources. There are humane traps and some devices such as ultrasonic devices that emit a very high pitched sound that can help keep them away can be found available at local hardware stores.

Are Moles Lawn damaging?

Moles burrow in your lawn for food and shelter and can quickly tunnel their way through your yard. While moles don’t directly eat plant roots, their search and incessant tunneling for food can quickly damage a lawn. It is necessary to get rid of them as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

With All Turf’s monthly lawn care program, extra services such as insecticide and fungicide are included for no additional cost. We understand that a lawn can experience some rather unpredictable issues. With the all-inclusive service, you can rest assured your lawn will have everything it needs to thrive all year long. Contact us if you’re interested in getting a personalized lawn care estimate.