Any avid gardener or landscaper can tell you how much of an annoyance moles can be. From the unsightly raised tunnels and broken earth, to destroyed shrubs and vegetable plants – moles can be a major nuisance. 

Not to worry, though. There are some practical things you can do to get rid of moles in your yard. 

Mole Traps 

One method to get rid of moles in your yard is trapping. There are several types of mole traps. You’ll want to consider the trap’s longevity, price, and of course efficiency.  

Another consideration is safety. Although trapping moles can be effective when done properly, mole traps can also present some dangers. Many mole traps protrude above ground and could pose a potential danger to children or pets.  

There are two primary reasons homeowners fail to catch moles with traps on their own. The first is that they place the traps in the wrong spot. To be effective, traps have to be places in the traveling tunnels (the longest and straightest tunnels). If the traps aren’t placed properly, they will fail. The second is that most homeowners make the mistake of only using one trap when many traps are needed. 

Mole Repellant 

Another method to get rid of moles in your yard is to use a repellent. Some common mole repellents include castor oil pellets or liquids, sonic repellants, and electronic repellants. 

Some homeowners and gardeners believe that repellents are not a good way to get rid of moles in a yard, but they can help prevent moles from taking over in the first place. That said, using mole repellant may at least help you protect a specific area of landscaping or gardening. 

Control Mole Food Sources 

If you’ve got moles in your yard, it’s because there’s something good underground. That’s usually earthworms. Where there is an abundance of worms, there is almost certainly an abundance of moles. However, since worms are beneficial to a lawn, you shouldn’t try to completely eradicate them.  

Moles will also eat insects such as ants and beetle larvae, called grubs. By making the yard less hospitable to grubs, you may be able to reduce the mole population in your yard. One method to get rid of grubs in the yard is with the use of lime on the lawn.   

A common misconception in homeowners, however, is that a grub control treatment for their lawn will resolve their mole problem. And while this may benefit the lawn, it likely won’t completely eradicate the moles, because their number one food source is earthworms. 

Professional Mole Removal 

While moles are not necessarily dangerous to humans, they can certainly be a nuisance, especially to a gardener, landscaper, or homeowner.  If you’re dealing with a mole problem on your property the pest control experts at YES Pest Pros in Bloomington and Columbus have the solution. We will rid your property of these pests in a professional and environmentally responsible way, and all at an affordable rate!