Find out how to stop moles from tearing up your yard. Learn why the grubs in your lawn are attracting the moles. Get tips on how to kill the grubs, which forces the moles to leave to look for another food source.
LESLIE: Tyler in South Dakota is on the line who’s got some unwanted visitors in the yard: moles . Have you bitten it more than once in the yard, due to their little hole-digging?
TYLER: Yes, it’s actually been quite the adventure having those little friendly guys in your yard.
LESLIE: And they’re so adorable, aren’t they?
TYLER: Yeah, they are. They’re wonderful.
So, we’ve been having this problem with moles and I think what this animal is called is called a “vole” – v-o-l-e.
TOM: Vole. Yeah, very similar to a mole.
LESLIE: It’s like a mole/hamster.
TOM: The reason they’re there, Tyler, is they’re looking for food. And specifically, they’re looking for grubs.
TYLER: Oh, that was – I was going to ask you about that, because my backyard has been hit by these dry patches which, I just found out, I think are grubs.
TOM: Yeah. It all is making sense now, right?
TOM: Because the grubs are in your lawn, they’re killing your lawn. The moles are probably saving part of your grass, because they’re eating the grubs. But what you need to do is get some grub control at GrubEx on that lawn. And that will get rid of the grubs . And once the grubs are gone and there’s no food left, the moles will move on naturally to your neighbors and try to find where all the grubs are living.
TYLER: Every six weeks? Every six months? How often do I put down this …?
TOM: Just follow label directions. And some of these products, you can put down once a season.
TYLER: Sounds great. Oh, that’s very helpful. I appreciate it.
TOM: You’re welcome, Tyler. Good luck with that project. Thanks again for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.