If moles have become a problem in your yard, you have to take quick action so the space doesn’t get quickly over run! Sure you could resort to dangerous traps and poisons, but if you have children or pets or just want to take a more natural approach, that may not be an option. Instead, take a look below at 7 ways to repel moles from your yard easily and effectively without any harsh tactics. Here is what you need to know!
7 Ways to Repel Moles from Your Yard
1. Eliminate their food source.
Moles love grubs and beetles. You can help eliminate these by keeping the yard aerated and not overly saturated. Dry, well aerated soil is not ideal for these pests, so they will go elsewhere and hopefully take the moles with them. You can also use beetle traps as well as lawn spikes that help protect against the grubs.
2. Use Castor Oil.
Some gardeners swear by castor oil as a way to prevent moles. The trick is to pour castor oil directly into holes and mounds that are present. The substance should act as a deterrent to the moles and they will start tunneling elsewhere.
3. Build physical barriers.
If you notice a mole tunnel, stop it in it tracks. See if you can find where the tunnel ends. Dig down and obstruct the tunnel with a piece of wire fencing or even a few pounds worth of gravel. This will stop the digging right in its tracks.
4. Try sonic devices.
Amazon is full of Sonic Mole Repellants that can be placed near or in the ground, which then give off a high frequency sound that keeps the moles away. Make sure the sonic device you choose is safe for use with pets, should you have any that go outdoors.
5. Use nematodes.
What exactly are nematodes? These microscopic pests can be purchased on Amazon and can kill a variety of garden pests such as the grubs and beetles that moles love to eat. This goes along with the theory above that if you kill their food source, they will leave your yard and the all you can eat buffet.
6. Try mothballs.
Some gardeners love using mothballs to repel not just moles but other furry garden pests that would love to tear up your yard and your plants. Sprinkle mothballs around plants, into mole holes, and any area where activity is present. Use this method with caution if you have children or pets.
7. Try mint oil.
Mint oil can repel spiders and mice in the home, and works well for moles too. Saturate a cloth with the mint oil and place it in areas, mounds, tunnels, and holes in the yard where moles seem to be present and the most active. Hopefully they will catch a whiff and decide to choose another yard!
It is time to regain control of your yard and tell those moles to take a hike! Give these 7 ways to repel moles from your yard a try and see how easy it can be!