With so many promoted methods on how to get rid of moles, it can be very hard knowing which among them work and which among them are mere sales gimmicks. The damage that they impose on yards and plants can, however, be very frustrating which moves homeowners to try just about anything to get rid of them.
There is a certain anecdotal method that will tell you to get rid of the grubs that these critters feed on. The problem is that, while it might move the moles to leave your lawn temporarily, it will also allow the balance of the ecosystem of your garden to suffer. Similarly, getting rid of the earthworms that they enjoy feasting on will result with lawn soil that lacks aeration. In the end, the roots of your plants will have a hard time growing and spreading.
All of the things have their own eco-friendly equivalent and it seems like the methods on how to get rid of ground moles are not exempted. One of these is using live traps to capture the moles and then send them in dense areas where they are not able to bother home lawns with their damaging digging activities. There are so many kinds of live traps that are available in many garden supply stores that are inexpensive and are very easy to set up.
Mixed with all these mole control methods are techniques that do not work. There is one says that flooding their burrows will get rid of them. This is done by inserting a garden hose into their tunnel and filling it with water. However, this will also cause them to relocate in a place nearby. Using poison gas is also a fallacy. Plus, it can poison your soil and make you ill. Digging up your garden will also not work. It might seem like you have gotten rid of them but they are bound to come back one you have fixed your garden.
A very popular home remedy on how to get rid of moles is to use a solution that has castor oil. When mixed with liquid soap, cayenne pepper, and water; the resulting concoction stings when the moles come into contact with it. This is merely sprayed all over your lawn and plants for it to work its repelling power. Planting skunk lilies is also a good mole repellant. Aside from moles, the smell of their roots also keeps away possums and squirrels.
Knowing the most effective way for you to get rid of ground moles only gets half the work done. You will have to do the grueling and challenging feat of permanently keeping them out of your lawns. One way to do this is by using pesticides to lessen the population of grubs in your garden. When the mole sees that there is less food in a certain area, it will most likely choose another place to reside in.
In summary, getting rid of the ground moles is the first step. What comes next is to continuously treat your garden so that they will keep out of your lawn for good. The only thing that you need to make sure when you are treating your lawn is that it should not extend to your plants as this could be damaging to them. There are no exact ways on how to get rid of ground moles so you will have to do trial and error with all these tactics.