How Many Moles Are In Your Yard?

Picture of a mole digging in a garden

There are probably only one or two moles invading your lawn, despite the fact that it appears as if there are dozens. They are generally found in densities of one to three moles per square acre. Because moles are solitary except during breeding season, there’s no doubt that a few moles are raising a lot of turf in most home lawns. Two moles can destroy an entire lawn searching for food due to their ability to construct tunnels in a matter of hours.

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How Does One Mole Create So Much Destruction?

Eastern moles do a lot of damage to lawns. Raised surface tunnels (which make your lawn uneven and feel “spongy” when stepped on) and dirt mounds created by moles digging deeper tunnels are common signs of damage. A single mole can dig tunnels for hundreds of feet; a single mole will dig 31 meters of surface tunnels in a single day. After a week, a single can have turned a lawn upside down.

How Far Will A Single Mole Tunnel?

The range of a single solitary mole can be as large as 2.7 acres. The underground territory of a mole is made up of large, complex burrow systems with separate living and hunting areas. While burrowing, the mole is not concerned with where it’s going, rather how close it is to food and where the next source of food is. The underground search for food will result in burrow systems built in every direction and present an eyesore to a home’s lawn.

How To Stop The Mole’s Destruction?

Be quick to take action after identifying mole damage because the moles are constantly digging, and the problem will only worsen. Using at-home remedies such as poison will only irritate the pests and cause them to move around the poison. Contact a trusted wildlife removal expert to extract the moles properly. A wildlife control technician will be equipped with professional equipment that makes mole trapping easier. Animals Happen can have your yard back to normal in a matter of days and offers prevention services the deter moles from returning in the future.