Winter Mole Activity

February 25th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Last week when the weather warmed up and the snow melted for a day or two our phones were ringing off the hook!  Customers were calling in to sign up for mole control programs because the melting of the snow uncovered yards full of mole trails.  It sounds like there was a lot of mole activity going on this winter!  One of our frequently asked questions is  “Moles are dormant in winter, right?” In fact moles don’t hibernate nor do worms. The moles follow worms deep into the ground as both try to avoid freezing.  Most of the moles deeper (older) tunnels remain comfortable throughout the winter. Winter damage by moles usually occurs during unseasonably warm periods or beneath the insulation of heavy snow. Moles can’t hibernate because they don’t store food or fat.  This fact shows the importance of a good mole control program during the summer so that the moles don’t continue to repopulate and further damage your lawn during the winter.


 
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