The moles in my lawn are driving me absolutely crazy. Every day, I knock down about ten or fifteen mounds and try to fill in the holes. Every morning, when I look out the window, I see ten or fifteen new or re-built mounds. I’ve lived in this house for eleven years, and never had moles in the lawn before. But, now, the yard looks bumpy and ugly, grass is dying, I’ve lost a couple of bushes, and I’m just sick and angry about it. I don’t even want to let my kids go out and play back there, because I’m afraid they might twist an ankle in a hole left behind by a mole, or fall over one of the tunnels. What if they catch some disease from mole droppings or parasites that might live on moles. Do parasites live on moles? I didn’t know anything about them, except what they look like and the kind of destruction they leave behind.
So, I’ve hopped on the internet and I’ve done some research. I know how often they breed, what they like to eat, how they killed my bushes, how quickly they dig through dirt, what kind of tunnels they use to travel through and the types of burrows they use as nesting grounds. I know all kinds of facts, and they only make me more frustrated and angry.
Of course, there are all kinds of websites that tell you how to get rid of moles in the lawn. People will suggest anything, and they all swear that their method is the best technique. I’ve read about and watched on-line videos of idiots with dynamite or firecrackers. Some people advocate liberally spreading poison all over your lawn, or piping the exhaust from a car or truck down through the tunnels. I just have to shake my head. I don’t want to do any further damage to my yard, I’m afraid of what the poison would do to my dog (who is useless at catching moles, by the way), and I don’t want to risk blowing myself or my property sky-high.
I did get one important fact from my web searching. I found the Allstate Animal Control website. They are a national network of professionals. These are people who are trained to remove moles from my lawn and who can even help me repair the damage the moles caused. Despite what my mother-in-law believes, you really can’t believe everything you read online. Results are results, though, and I can believe in a legitimate company that seeks out professionals in every region who know exactly how to handle the problem animals in their area. So, thanks to my online research, I know a great deal more about moles. More importantly, I have an excellent company that will solve my problem with moles in the lawn.