Mole Baiting

Did you know . . .

  • Moles are insectivores, not rodents. They will consume grubs and insects, but get the vast majority of their dietary needs from earthworms.
  • Moles have an incredibly high metabolism. This means they have an insatiable appetite and are always on the lookout for food. In fact, they consume 80% to 100% of their body weight every day.
  • Moles create and use tunnel systems as the means to find food. Up to 100’ a day-causing extensive lawn and landscape damage.
  • Moles do not hibernate and are active year round.
  • Moles are anti-social and typically do not coexist within the same tunnel system. The one exception is during breeding season in late winter/early spring.
  • The lifespan of a mole is approximately two to three years.
  • Moles will reoccupy a vacant tunnel system if food is abundant.

Lawn Tech can complete our 3-step mole baiting service to help alleviate your mole population.

  • STEP ONE: Preliminary evaluation-mark mole runs.
  • STEP TWO: Baiting application.
  • STEP THREE: Follow up evaluation toconfirm bait consumption

This per occurrence service can be completed at peak mole activity. Questions?
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  • Our bait mimics a mole’s natural food source and works as an antagonist to a mole’s high energy demands. Moles typically die in their tunnels where they naturally decompose. If you do find one on the surface, simply wrap it in newspaper and place in your garbage can. Wash hands thoroughly afterwards.
  • There is no effect on lawns, flowering plants, trees or shrubs.
  • Pets should avoid the treated area for at least 24-48 hours. Their presence can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. The risk of your pet coming into contact with the bait is very small as the bait is applied underground.
  • The active ingredient in the bait (Bromethalin) has been shown to have no secondary poisoning effect. Thus, pets should not be at risk if they were to consume a mole that had consumed the bait.
  • The bait will naturally degrade if not eaten leaving no build up of active ingredients in the soil. Under typical conditions, this will happen within 14 days.

Note: Mole baiting is a per occurrence application. This means that we can only target moles currently living in your yard. It will not prevent future mole activity.
Properties adjacent to fields, woods, lakes or streams are subject to potential reoccupation. These locations will have to be monitored for future activity.