Trapping is the most effective methods for controlling moles.  Poisons, repellents, gimmicks and poison peanuts don’t work. Companies that use the products simply don’t know what they are doing.  If you are satisfied with their results by all means use them.

There are nine different species of moles in the US.  In the Kentuckiana area we have the Eastern mole.  There is no mistaking mole damage in your lawn or yard.  Mole damage conisists of tunnels below the grass, large piles of dirt or a combination of both.

Moles eat insects.  The bulk of moles diet is the Earthworm.  Moles do not eat plant bulbs or roots.  Moles do not hibernate and are active all year long.  Moles mate in February and may have 2 litters a year.  Moles are very territorial and anti-social.

Breeding is a very quick encounter.  They separate and the females and are left to raise the young.  Moles are mammals. Moles are nomads and can pop up anywhere.  Moles go where food and habitat is suitable.  The number one killer of moles is flooding.

Below is a list of myths about moles.  Click to reveal the truth!

Moles eat grubs, get rid of your grubs and the moles will leave.

Wrong, moles eat insects, mostly earthworms.  Untold millions in grub control have been sold to unwary customers.

I’ve got holes in my yard so it must be moles.

Wrong, moles do no make holes.  They make tunnels or mounds of dirt in the yard. If there is a hole in the moles tunnel exposing light the mole will plug it up.

I’ve got damage all over my yard, I must have a whole family of moles

This is possible. I have caught 3 or 4 young moles in a small area. This is rare and in most average sized yards I catch 1 maybe 2 moles.

I’ve tried traps and traps don’t work.

Wrong, trapping is the best and most effective way of controlling moles. Those who claim traps don’t work simply don’t know what they are doing.

I've tried everything and I still have moles.

Like I said before trapping is the most effective way to control moles. Companies that use poisons or repellents simply don’t know what they are doing.