There are plenty of yard pests that will cause a homeowner some headache, but moles have to be near the top of this list. Unlike most lawn pests that become a problem over a period of time and are less noticeable, the presence of moles in your yard is unmistakable. These pests can tear through your yard, tunneling paths everywhere in no time. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of moles.
Get a cat. All joking aside, if you like cats and have been considering getting one, now is a great time. Cats are great mole catchers and can seriously help reduce this problem in your yard. I can vouch for this as my cat has caught countless moles and deposited them on my doorstep for me to find.
Ok, so now on to the more practical ways to get rid of moles. Moles feed off of other types of lawn pests such as grubs. Therefore, one of the easiest way to get rid of moles is to eliminate their food source. Effectively, you will kill two birds with one stone. Check out our post how to treat grubs for more information.
Another effective way to get rid of moles is with the use of mole traps. They work just like mouse traps and should be placed near mole holes in your yard. If you have small children or pets, this may not be the most practical solution.
Castor oil is also a possible solution for moles. You can either use a water and castor oil mixture or castor oil in granular form. From there, you will either spread or spray the castor oil around the areas where voles have left tunnels, particularly the tunnel openings, and it usually sends these pests running.