How to Get Rid of a Pesky Mole

This is a slow, but effective, way to get rid of moles in your yard.

Steps

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    Verify that you have moles. Moles leave tunnels in the ground marked by lines of slightly raised earth.
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    Once it's verified, you have to stop and think, why would I have moles? They are probably attracted to an ample food source. They are making a buffet of your yard!
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    Moles typically dine on bugs, so eliminating their food source will send them looking elsewhere. Start keeping a regular routine of applying lawn pesticide to minimize grubs and such. Take a look at the link included below. It gives a really good breakdown on all types of moles.

Tips

  • Red pepper or chili powder will help to move them out of an area as well.
  • When trying to trap a mole, remember that they can feel the vibration of your steps. They will stop moving when they sense something near.
  • If you have a cat, pour some of your used kitty litter in the holes. Moles hate cats!
  • Easiest (and cheapest) way to rid your yard of moles is with Juicy Fruit gum. (must be Juicy Fruit) They love the smell and will come to it. Expose the hole, slide in one stick unwrapped gum (use rubber gloves so they don't smell humans) and replace the dirt. Do ALL the holes in your yard. You will quit seeing new hills immediately! When you do see a molehill, repeat gum treatment. Smile - they're all GONE!

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Categories: Garden Pests and Weeds