Do you have tunneling/digging damage in your lawn and landscape?
The first step is you must identify the rodent! The best method is visual Identification.
Moles, voles, and chipmunks
Moles, voles, and chipmunks can all create similar damage & tunneling in your lawn and mulch beds. None of these critters are easy to deal with or rid from your property but a cat would be very helpful in catching/deterring them.
Voles (think field mouse) & chipmunks eat plant material, seeds, nuts, and the like. Mole’s primary food source is earthworms.
Generally, multiple approaches to this problem are the most effective way to tackle the problem.
Poison baits, traps, and repellents are all helpful tools as well as natural predators.
We have a granular castor oil repellent we can apply or sell you. Castor oil needs to be watered in and helps repel rodents for short periods of time at least because they hate its smell. It’s odorless to humans.
If moles are damaging your lawn, we can put poison baits in active tunnels.
If voles are your lawn pest, we can place bait stations to attract and capture these lawn pests.
Additionally, you can try placing sonic repel devices in the problem areas to help ward them off.
Trapping Lawn Pests
Mousetraps can be set for voles. Spike traps can be set for Moles. The bucket trap trick is the best we know of for chipmunks.
The lawn care pros at JBTurf are ready to lend a helping hand.