TheWilldog
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Are moles causing this damage?

My backyard is getting very lumpy lately. Looks like something is having a great time tearing it up. I think it's gone on long enough. Here are a couple of photos.

[img]http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll204/thewilldog/IMG_5733_edited.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll204/thewilldog/IMG_5734_edited.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll204/thewilldog/IMG_5735_edited.jpg[/img]

Does this look like mole damage? If so, how do I get rid of the suckers?

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tomf
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It looks like it may be moles, there are voles and Norway rats that dig up you yard as well. Moles make mounds, norway rats have holes.

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rainbowgardener
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It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, maybe moles. They typically leave lines of raised tunnels.

Here's an article with a picture of what mole tunnels look like and some suggestions about control:

http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-moles.htm

One of the suggestions is you can leave them alone. Moles live by eating grubs in your lawn. The grubs are much more destructive to the lawn than the moles are, which also aerate your soil.

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