Getting Rid of Moles

by Amy Gordon
(last updated November 28, 2016)

Moles are lovable creatures in cartoons, but are often less so when they are free in your garden. Moles will often cause damage by just burrowing through your garden, and some will tunnel up and eat the vegetables in your garden. If you have a mole problem like this, you can get rid of the mole. Just keep in mind that most moles will not eat your plants, but instead are eating the grub, beetles, and worms in your dirt. If you do not want these creatures more than you do not want moles, you probably do not want to get rid of the moles.

A very easy and quick way to get rid of moles is to get a cat or two. Cats love to chase after and kill moles. If your cat is aggressive enough, you should have no problem with moles in a very short time. Your cats may present you moles as a gift, but that is a small price to pay for getting rid of the mole

If you do not want to get a cat, you have other options. For any of these options, you need to find active mole tunnels. You can find an active mole tunnel in a couple of ways. First, if the mole tunnels are shallow, just find a straight runway and stomp on it. If it is active, the moles will repair it in a day or so. You can also find a place where there are many molehills and start poking around with a stick. If the earth gives way to where you poke, you have found an active mole tunnel.

Once you have found the active mole tunnel, you have several options. The first and most humane is to try to flood the mole out. This will not work for every mole, but most will flee from the water, and you can capture it. Another humane way to keep the mole out of your garden is to block the mole from getting to it. This can be done by burying chicken wire or something similar two feet into the ground. This is also not a fool proof method, but should work.

If you do not want to be as humane, there are plenty of mole traps available that will kill the mole. Just go to your local store and look for traps made by Victor, or a similar company. These traps go into the active mole tunnels and kill the moles as they run by.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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