Mole tunnels are very common sight in lawns in the spring. In Traverse City, moles spend the winter deep in the soil searching for food. They move up toward the surface of the soil as the temperatures begin to increase. This is why we see these tunnels in the spring. So, how do we get rid of moles in Traverse City.
How Do I Get Rid of Moles in Traverse City?
It is a very common misconception that grubs are the reason for mole damage in the lawn. This is not usually correct. You will not get rid of the moles if you get rid of the grubs. The main food source for a mole is the common earthworm. We do not have any treatments to eliminate worms. We honestly don’t want to eliminate worms because they help keep the soil healthy.
The best way to get rid of a mole is by using a mole trap or hiring a professional mole trapper. Poisons can also be effective and are an inexpensive first attempt. Traps and poisons are available at most hardware or home improvement stores. Even though grubs do not cause mole damage, they can be a BIG problem for your lawn all by themselves.
How Do I Get Rid of Grubs?
White Grubs are the larva of Japanese Beetles, European Chafer, and June Beetles. Beetles lay their eggs in the soil every summer and these eggs hatch to become grubs. Grubs in the lawn survive by eating the roots of your grass. Eventually, they eat enough of the roots that your grass dies. We’ve seen entire lawns wiped out by grub damage.
Can Someone Do it for me?
The good news is that grub damage can be prevented with a perfectly timed lawn treatment. Give us a call at 231-866-1860 or contact us on the site if you have more questions about moles or grubs.