Burrowing Moles

Mole tracks are created when these tiny mammals use their clawed feet to tunnel underground. Preferring shaded and moist dirt, the pests are particularly active after rainfall when topsoil is at its soggiest. Created as the pests forage for insects and grubs, burrows are about one and a half inches wide and leave unattractive mole tracks in the yard. The animals often build dens under home foundations, sidewalks, and large trees, endangering their structural integrity and leading to costly repairs.

Problems with Mole Tracks

Even though the pests tunnel underground, mole tracks in the yard, garden, or flowerbed are still visible. This is because burrows are directly below the soil, where most insects live. The majority of tunnels are abandoned immediately after use, creating dangerous trip hazards that can injure unaware homeowners. These ruts also make cutting the grass a pain. In addition to leaving unsightly mounds of dirt near burrow entrances, moles kill the grass above these tunnels by disturbing the roots.

Taking Action

Insatiable appetites drive moles to eat their body weight in insects every day, so the pests are constantly active. They can move both backward and forward underground, creating mole tracks too ugly to ignore. Some homeowners set out castor oil deterrents or poison baits, but these methods don’t work as long-term solutions. Keeping cats outside can reduce the number of mole tracks in the yard, though large pest populations will tire them quickly. The best way to get rid of problem moles is to contact the professionally trained staff at Trutech.