Monday, 03 February 2020 12:01

Control Moles in your lawn and stop the damage

Mole control can be a difficult and frustrating task as keeping your lawn mole free is a constant struggle. For golf courses and sports fields, they are an eyesore and interfere with the lawn's intended purpose.
Moles are carnivores and are not interested in your plants or lawn, they are attracted to grubs, larvae and insects. The lawn and plants that die are collateral damage when a mole creeps through the soil looking for food, they damage the roots of the plants.

While they may provide some aeration for your soil, earthworms do a better job, and the large air pockets left in wake of a mole can cause the roots of the plants to dry out.
If you are troubled by an influx of moles it can be a sign that your lawn has a high quantity of soil pests. This is an indication that your soil is not healthy.
The mole is a voracious eater and will consume great quantities of slugs, worms, grubs, bugs and spiders. To catch these creepy-crawlies the mole makes use of horizontal tunnels close to the surface of the lawn. These tunnels are created as the mole moves and they can grow at the rate of 30cm per minute.
A mole that has set up residence permanently in your garden will burrow deeper creating chambers and tunnels leading to molehills.

Since moles are difficult to track and remove we recommend using MoleGuard, a non-lethal product that encourages moles to keep away from your lawn. The MoleGuard targets the moles' hyper-sensitive sense of smell and is made from herb and plant material that is proven to repel moles. The application of a 5 -10cm blob of MoleGuard every 1 meter along a creeping hole will release a scent at the moles' find unpleasant. For the mole-hills, remove the soil hill and inject a 5-10cm blob down the tunnel.

A little persistence making sure that any new holes and tunnels are treated and the moles will move away leaving you to enjoy your lawn.

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