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Signs of Moles

How many times have you been mowing the lawn or walking across it only to have your feet sink into a mole tunneling system? Or maybe you’ve seen large dirt mounds in the yard made by moles. Either way, many people know they’ve got moles, but just live with it.

Envirocare's MoleShield Pest Control Service

Damage Caused by Moles

Moles can cause thousands of dollars of damage to not only your lawn, but to pet containment fences, plant root systems and irrigation equipment, among other things. MoleShield can stop this damage before it happens.

A mole in a hole

“Mole in hole” by Jerry Kirkhart.
Licensed under CC BY 2.0

How Does a Mole Service Work?

With Envirocare Pest Control’s MoleShield service, you’re getting years of proven experience. Our service person will thoroughly inspect your yard and place MoleShield traps directly into the tunnels the moles have created. We’ll then flag all the areas with a MoleShield flag to alert you that we’ve been there.

After this initial service, you can expect the return of our service person every 7-9 days to check the traps and start removing the moles. We’ll then re-inspect the yard to check for more mole activity.

How Many Moles Are There?

Everyone asks this question, and frankly it’s a hard one to answer. No one knows for sure, but we can tell you that on average our MoleShield service will remove 2-4 moles in the average yard. The problem then becomes, will they return?

The answer is … maybe. Once a yard is clear of moles, it’s possible that new moles will move in to fill the vacancy. That’s why we warranty our work for 30 days (see our service agreement for details).

Do Mole Repellents, Poisons or Pesticides Work?

The Internet is full of products and methods for getting rid of moles. Probably the most prevalent is the idea that if you treat the lawn for grubs, the moles will disappear. Unfortunately, if you use this method you’ll only be left with a grub-free lawn. The mole’s main food source is actually earthworms!

As for sound and smell repellents, I’ve yet to see one that works consistently. In fact, more often I’ve seen failure than success with this method.

Lastly, there are some poisons on the market that do work and we’ve used them, but by far our greatest success has come from using traps. With traps you’re sure that the offender is gone.


Envirocare has an excellent safety record. Our MoleShield traps are set underground, so children and pets are very unlikely to be pinched, but we still recommend exercising caution when children and pets are around traps.

MoleShield by Envirocare Pest Control, LLC, is the best mole removal service in Connecticut. Please call our office for a service fee. We offer both annual and per-mole trapping programs.