Don’t Make A Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill

To paraphrase Andy Rooney, “Do you ever wonder why God created Moles?” Those furry little creatures have laid waste and havoc to homeowners, municipalities, parks, ranches, farmers, and commercial growers for eons. These subterranean little mammals have conquered the underworld. They require little oxygen and tolerate high levels of carbon dioxide. They not only survive but thrive in the underground environment. Their powerful forelimbs are capable of moving more than 2500 lbs. of soil in a single season. Their diet consists of earthworms, grubs, soil born insects and various nuts. Moles do not hibernate and are most active February through May during the breeding season. Gestation is about 6 weeks before we welcome another 3-5 of these little critters into the underground world. Soon all of these little creatures strike out on their own seeking solitude and creating their own havoc. The East Coast of the United States is especially blessed as they lay claim to hosting three different species of Moles, the Eastern Mole, Star-Nosed Mole and the Hairy-tailed Mole.

The Eastern Mole is prevalent through much of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest and the Eastern part of Texas. The Star-Nosed Mole is prevalent in the Eastern Provinces of Canada, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and parts of the Southeast. Lastly the Hairy-Tailed Mole is prevalent in Eastern Provinces of Canada, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and parts of the Southeast.

Moles by most standards are considered pests. Moles do not eat plant tissue as they are insectivores. They burrow just beneath the soil creating numerous mole mounds, destroying lawns and plant material in the process. There are a number of control applications that include poison bait, gassers, traps, repellers, and exclusion devices.

Poison Baits can be marginally effective but pose secondary kill issues. Gassers while popular are not an effective means to control Moles. Trapping remains one of the most effective means to control moles and other burrowing pests. Repellers offer an alternative to trapping for folks wishing to send the little critters to their neighbor’s yard. Lastly, for the people wishing to live in harmony with these destructive underground beasts there are Exclusion Devices that shield Moles from lawns and gardens.

GONZO® offers a full suite of products to help protect your lawn and garden from Moles, Gophers, Voles, and other burrowing pests.

Ridding your property of these burrowing pests can be a daunting task, but GONZO offers 3 ways to keep ahead of the vermin.

KILL: GONZO® offers more than 10 different kinds of traps for Moles, Gophers and Voles that will help you address specific problems no matter where in the country you happen to live.

REPEL: Drive pests from your lawn and garden using the GONZO® Sonic Spike Repellers. They’ll humanely push burrowing pests towards the perimeter of your property and off to greener pastures.

PREVENT: Barrier protection like GONZO® Gopher Shields and GONZO® Garden Shields will prevent burrowing pest from getting to your new plantings and the soft roots that they so much enjoy eating.

Check with your Arett representative to see all that GONZO® has to offer.

All GONZO® products are backed by our satisfaction guarantee against all defects in workmanship. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with this product, simply return the product with proof of purchase within 30 days for a complete refund.


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