4 Safe and Effective Methods to Get Rid of Moles

In this article, we will write 4 safe and effective ways to get rid of moles, including the solar mole repellent ( which seems to become more popular these days).

There are six types of moles living in North American. And the most common moles in the lawn and garden are the Eastern mole( Scaleepus aquatics).

It is not necessary to manage a mole, because they do not eat plants. However, the tunnel made by them could be a problem as they push up mounds of earth and will harm the root systems of growing plants.

Moles are small, destructive burrowing creatures about five to eight inches long. They have small eyes and ears, which are concealed by fur and large spade-like front feet that serve them well for digging. The Eastern Mole is a big eater and can consume 70-80% of its own body weight in insects every day!

Trapping

This is the most effective and reliable method. Traps should be placed in early spring when tunnels are first noticed, or after the first fall rains. Determine which tunnels are active before setting traps. 

Eliminate Grubs

At your garden, moles usually feed on soil-dwelling insects, such as Japanese beetle grubs. The “Spikes of Death” Lawn Aerator Sandals, Milky Spore and/or beneficial nematodes can be used to eliminate these pests and will generally decrease tunneling or feeding activity. However, if your soil is healthy, moles may still feed on earthworms after the grubs are gone.

Repellent

Natural castor oil repellents are working fine to keep burrowing animals from lawns, gardens and other planting areas.

Ultrasonic Devices

The Sonic Mole Chaser doesn’t play music. Instead, every 30 seconds, the sonic pulses penetrate the soil, emitting a penetrating sound to irritate the moles, who is virtually blind and extremely sensitive to sound and vibrations. Using solar mole repellent will encourage moles to leave the property, and it is working conterminously to discourage return visits. 

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