moles and irrigation settings

Chris The Mole Man knows that much of the yard mole infestation throughout St. Louis can often be attributed to poor soil moisture control of your yard. Soil moisture can play a significant part in how much mole food exists in your yard. And this, often, is what's drawing moles in from throughout your st. louis neighborhood, making your yard an infested mess, while your neighbor's yard is not.


  • Wide spread yard mole infestation comes from moles being drawn into your yard by the organisms that overpopulate your yard.
  • Overly wet soil can have too many worms, while also drowning out other organisms that can't breathe in the damp ground. This creates a biological imbalance that can lead to an over population of mole food.
  • Overly dry soil also attracts yard moles when the ground is allowed to dry out long enough to kill off the natural balance of organisms that would otherwise be in the yard. Then, once the soil is finally watered and can sustain life, insects quickly repopulate the now livable yard and lay an overpopulation of larvae.
  • Remember, yard moles are like Lawn Bats. They can hear the alluring parts of your yard from several lawns away. That's what the straight tunnels leading to zig-zagging tunnels are.

So what can be done to help prevent mole infestation?

  • Balanced Watering: Watering evenly and deeply about twice a week is perfect for natural mole prevention. Needing to water much more than that often means that your heads are set to too much of a stream and are missing much of your lawn, creating patches of both green & brown grass. Oftentimes, people will over water to keep these overshot areas greener, leaving other areas too wet and never drying out, which can cause infestation and should be avoided. If you have this issue, you likely see mounds or widespread mole activity that seeming comes out of nowhere to these wet areas. Unfortunately, mole trapping or correcting your moisture issue will no longer fix this infestation. It's now a "mole magnet" that's attracting moles & likely needs to be treated. Chris The Mole Man's Mole Removal Soil Treatment can help Drive mole out & can keep them out long term, often 2-3 yrs.
  • Avoidance of Pesticides like GrubEx: Yards that act as mole magnets, where your lawn is a mess right next to neighbors' lawns where moles have very little interest, comes from a biological imbalance in the yard. Like poor moisture control (above), intentionally killing off the biology in the yard with poisons also creates imbalance which eventually leads to an over population of mole food--the mole magnet.

If I have moles, can't I just water them away?

If that were the secret to being mole free, the secret would've been out long ago. The fact is, watering too much makes mole infestation WORSE. Don't Water Every Other Day! It often leads to mounding or widespread mole infestation that's like a 2'-6' deep ant farm, wining around deep under your lawn. Once you see this type of mole activity, chances are moisture issues are making your soil pull moles in too deep for trapping & means the soil's a mole magnet that needs Chris The Mole Man to treated your soil to Help Drive your moles out.

So, how do I use proper moisture control to help support my mole free effort?

You can't just water moles away. But, since moles are attracted to areas that stay wet, stay dry or are near these imbalanced areas, it's a good idea to water only a couple times / week and adjust your heads to an even spray to avoid a blotchy, uneven application of water (see video). If widespread tunnels or mounds are in the over/under served areas of your property, effective moisture control can make an impact. 

Mole infestation caused by irrigation

Irrigation and St. Louis Mole Infestation

Irrigation setting for mole removal
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Irrigation and moisture control can be vital to being Mole Free in St. Louis Lawns.

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Chris The Mole Man proudly treats all of St Louis city and county: Affton, Arnold, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Ellisville, Florissant, Hazelwood, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake St. Louis, Mehlville, Oakville, O'Fallon, St. Peters, Town and Country, Webster, Wentzville, Wildwood, Much of So. IL: Alton, Belleville, Collinsville, Columbia, Edwardsville, Fariview Heights, Counties of Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair.

Moles gone, except in poorly irrigated area

Widespread, zig-zagging tunnels or mounds indicates that the soil's what's drawing moles in from throughout the neighborhood. This means your lot's is your neighborhood's mole magnet, and trapping alone often just clears the way for the next moles to fill in behind the trapped moles and the infestation continues. When the soil's the issue, treating the yard can help drive moles out and keep them out long term.

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irrigation contributing to moles

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