As It Turns Out, Molehills ARE Mountains – Especially to Homeowners

We have all heard the saying, “Making a mountain out of a molehill”. It means that you have succumbed to making something that is considered to be small into a big issue. The truth of the matter is, true molehills are mountains to the homeowners that discover them on their property.Mole On Molehill

It is not at all uncommon for a homeowner to battle moles for the control over their gardens, lawns, and other areas of their property. Do you want to know what makes molehills true mountains? Continue reading!

  1. Moles Eat A LOT!

The average mole consumes anywhere from 70% to a total of 100% of their body weight of those grubby earthworms on a daily basis.

If you are trying to create a beautiful lawn, grow a garden with an abundance of vegetables, or cultivate gorgeous trees to enhance the appearance of your property, moles can make it very difficult.

Not just because they are tunneling underground, but because they are consuming the earthworms that aid in the natural cultivation process.

  1. Moles Disturb and Destroy the Ground

Many mistakenly believe that – because moles burrow underground – they are not a nuisance, whatsoever.

Unfortunately, those burrows and tunnels will not only negatively impact the appearance of your lawn and/or garden, the irrigation systems may be interfered with, small plants may die, and root systems may be damaged and/or exposed.

Due to the disturbances that moles cause, it is very hard to grow anything in the ground where they frequent.

  1. Moles Prefer Highly Vegetated Areas

Moles will lean towards areas that have a high level of vegetation. The first reason is that they want a layer of protection between themselves and their natural predators.

The second reason is because the soil is an ideal area to find all of those earthworms and grubs that they enjoy eating. The chances of your garden or other highly vegetated areas growing successfully with moles around is slim to none.

  1. Moles Live Everywhere

It is difficult to get rid of moles. Do you know why? It is because they live just about everywhere! Not all interfere with lawns and gardens; however, they are all capable of this type of activity.

  1. Moles May Transmit Illnesses

While a mole does not carry a “mole” disease, it has the ability to pass on illnesses from other creatures to humans. Examples include the hantavirus that stems from rodents, encephalitis that is transmitted through ticks, and Chagas disease passed on from the frightening kissing bug.

If a flea jumps from a mole to a human, a tick from a mole gets on a person, or it leaves behind a kissing bug it picked up from an infestation, a human has the capability of picking up an unwelcome illness.

Get Help Today

If you are in need of mole control services, you will be pleased to know that we here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors are here to help. We can help get rid of those tiny “mountains” on your property – once and for all. Contact us today to learn more: 855-465-1088

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