Mole Exterminator – Save Your Garden By Hiring Pest Control Services
Have you become afraid of walking in your garden lately? Do you feel worried about your plants?? When the pests in the garden start affecting you and your peace of mind, it’s time to take control by hiring a professional Atlanta mole exterminator. Call Atlanta pest control team at 770-872-0535 today.
First know what you are dealing with…
Moles are late descendants of bats. Though they belong to insectivorous family, they are the most feared species. They have the capability of devouring food up to 75 percent of their weight. They are five to eight inches long and have amazing capability of digging with their long claws. Such is their capacity to dig that they can dig up to 20 feet of a burrow in one hour.
Impact of presence of moles
They feed on insects and earthworms. Their saliva contains a toxin that causes paralysis of earthworm and then keeps them for future eating. By destroying earthworms, they cause soil erosion. As they dig holes in soil and turn it around and with no earthworms and other creatures to bring the soil back to its right place, moles cause loosening of soil and when rain falls down , the upper layers are washed away thus causing soil erosion.
On one side, this activity causes soil erosion. On the other hand crops are destroyed too as soil loses its binding capacity. In addition to that they make mounds and molehills. Apart from destroying the landscape of your garden, these also cause disturbance in ground levels and may cause accidents while playing or walking. They also damage drainage system and watercourses. With such harmful effects, it’s imperative to exterminate them before they become stronger and resist extermination.
There are two types of extermination methods…
· Physical methods like use of traps- various type of traps used are harpoon trap, pitfall trap, choker loop trap, and humane or pitfall trap and scissor trap. Harpoon trap consists of spikes to halt the walk of mole in his tracks. Scissor trap is shaped like a scissor with two blades that close down on mole and kills it instantly. The choker loop trap acts like a necklace and binds around the neck of the mole until it is dead. With the pitfall trap also known as humane trap, we create an underground hole and put a container inside to trap the mole. It is called so as you don’t kill a mole but just catch it and can release it into forest areas.
Chemical methods of mole control are poisons such as calcium carbide and strychnine, which is now banned in Britain and smoke bombs. Aluminum phosphide is also used which when inserted in the burrows of mole, gets converted to phosphine gas. These are marketed as Talunex tablets. Theses poisons can be sprayed over the mole tunnels but are not believed to be very effective.
Other Preventive measures
Some preventive measures include destroying grubs from your lawn as moles feed on them. Alternatively, you could make wire barriers so rat mole is not able to enter your garden or keep pets like chipmunks and dogs to scare moles away. Ultrasound devices can be used too as moles can’t tolerate high frequency sounds.