You see the signs of moles–those foreboding mounds filling your once-beautiful lawn. Have no fear! There are many solutions to get rid of the moles you’ve got and prevent new ones from taking up residence. Here’s to reclaiming your lawn!
Kill traps are probably the most effective, direct way to get rid of moles. If used correctly, these traps will instantly kill a mole who enters. Some traps are disposable so you don’t have to worry about releasing the mole to dispose of it. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use.
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Live traps can be used to capture and relocate moles if you don’t like the idea of killing them. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use.
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Poison bait is placed outside a mole tunnel in hopes that the pest will eat it and be terminated. It is, however, difficult to confirm that you have killed the mole. This strategy is not recommended for yards with pets because they may eat the bait.
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Vibration devices come in a variety of forms and aim to scare away moles, making for a humane and environmentally friendly solution. However, they have been found to be less effective than a kill method.
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Fumigation works by inserting “smoke bombs” into the mole’s tunnel which release a poison that suffocates and kills them. Proven to be effective, but is probably not the healthiest solution for your soil.
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Mole barriers are buried under the lawn and present a long-term solution to mole eradication.
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Homemade mole repellent: 1 gallon of water with 1 cup castor oil and 2 tablespoons dish soap. Spray on the lawn monthly to keep these pests away.
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Plant chocolate lilies and/or garlic in your yard to keep moles away.
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Make sure your lawn has great drainage because moles prefer very wet soil.
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