Moles are annoying–believe us, WE KNOW! More times than not we get calls about someone’s beautiful, lucious yard that is being destroyed by these nuisances of society. Save yourself time by taking preventative measures to keep moles out of your green summer lawn. Here at Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions, we want your business as much as the next pest control company, but we also pride ourselves in our honesty and ability to help create a better, safer community. That’s why we have compiled 5 different DIY ideas of how you can get rid of moles in your yard by yourself, so keep reading!
What’s the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Moles?
The first step in getting rid of moles in your yard is to first be aware that they’re there. It’s not hard to miss the destruction that a mole causes in your yard even though you most likely won’t even see the mole responsible. The honest answer to the question at hand, what’s the fastest way to get rid of moles, is to call pest control services. If getting moles out of your yard isn’t your top priority at the moment and you have some time to experiment with the removal of moles on your own, then keep reading the following paragraph. If you want us to make removing the moles in your yard our priority, then skip to the last paragraph to learn about how Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions make you a top priority.
5 DIY Ideas to Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard
1. Mole traps
Warning: Mole traps kill the animal–we don’t recommend it. There are above and below ground traps available at almost any home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowes. These traps come with instructions, but the catch is, if the trap isn’t set up at the right time, right place, or the right way, it will not work. Killing moles is prohibited in some areas, so make sure you do your local research first.
2. Mole repellents
There are several different mole repellents that “work wonders” but that’s rare. The repellents produce certain smells that deter moles, however, in order for this method to actually work, you need a lot of repellents that are put deep into the ground so that the smell reaches the tunnels. Castor oil is a popular “mole repellent” (see DIY #5).
3. Remove the Mole’s food source
A lawn with a garden in it is a mole’s playground. Moles feed on worms, crickets, grubs, and other insects that are almost always found in a garden. That’s why removing a mole’s food source isn’t very reliable, but hey, do what you can.
4. Gas bombs
Gas bombs, aka poison is another way to kill moles–again, we don’t recommend killing the animals. Gas bombs can be bought at your local Walmart or Home Depot and is to be placed in tunnels and around tunnel entrances. The way a gas bomb works is different for each brand, so make sure you read the instructions that are included. If you have outdoor pests or children, make sure they stay out of the yard for a little bit so that the poison doesn’t hurt them.
5. Home remedy
Castor oil is one of the most effective home remedies to getting rid of moles in your yard– but not without some hurdles (see DIY #2). Castor oil is your go-to if you’re looking for a non-toxic way to encourage pests to vacate their home underneath your home. Additionally, castor oil is safe for plants and people. Simply mix 3 parts castor oil and one part dish soap. Then add four tablespoons of the mixture to a gallon of water and soak the tunnels to evict the moles.
Mole Removal by Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions
There are numerous other ways you can try to get moles out of your yard, but let’s face it, the fastest, safest, and easiest way to remove moles from your yard is to let professionals, like us, remove them. Your issue is our top priority here at Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions which is why we are open 24/7. We offer a large variety of other services including flea and tick services, rat and mice control, mole and gophers removal, mosquito treatments, ant removal, cockroach removal, insect control, spider prevention, wasp and hornet control, and termite services, as well as having experience in both residential and commercial buildings. If you’re not interested in having year-round pest control, then don’t even worry about it! We offer one-time services all the time, give us a call, send us an email, or stop by in person to schedule your free estimate today!