Tips for Moles and Gophers
Learn About Moles Behavioral Patterns & Biology
Learn about the anatomy, signs and habits of moles
A clue that you might have a mole problem in your lawn will look like raised, brown, grassless streaks which are created when moles tunnel below. The other thing to look for are "mole hills " which are seen above ground and are created when the mole pushes soil and debris to the surface.
To help prevent mole infestations you should limit the moles' food supply but controlling grubs in your lawn. Follow the recommendation in your Lawn Care Plan for applying Scotts GrubEx at the recommended time. It will help control grubs, which not only damage your lawn but are a main food source of moles.
Moles also like soft, damp earth, so avoid over-watering your lawn; simply follow the watering recommendations of the My Lawn app and the pro tips provided.
Methods of Mole Control
There are two very effective ways to kill moles - baiting and trapping. The TOMCAT Mole Trap provides a method to kill quickly and hold the mole to provide proof for tracking. For more information on mole traps, see tomcat.com. TOMCAT Mole Killer Earthworm and Grub Formulas kill moles underground in the runway. For more information on baits, see tomcat.com.
Use Mole Products On Active Runways
You'll have more luck if you trap in the spring or fall, and if you set your traps in a main runway. These are usually straight, or they can follow the perimeter of your yard. To make sure you're working with a main runway, poke a hole through a few spots. If the mole repairs the damage in a day or two, you've got a winner.