Garden moles are widespread throughout the UK, and seen as a pest by gardeners and homeowners alike. These distinctive looking critters bury tunnels, up to 100m per night, which can damage the roots and undergrowth of any plant structure. In turn, they leave unique molehills, which are not only an eyesore but a nuisance when you’re trying to maintain a garden area. So how is best to get rid of garden moles? We will show you how.
- Mole traps
By placing a trap (ideally a spring trap) into one of the mole holes, you are able to catch and instantly kill the intruders, causing no suffering to the moles. Ideally, you will want more than one trap to ensure the moles cant elude or escape through their various tunnel routes.
- Mole repeller
If you’re after a more humane option, (solar) repellers work by emitting deep-frequency vibrations through the soil to drive moles away. This has the mole believe there are other animals, potentially predators lurking about, and moles are solitary animals so will avoid congested areas.
- Mole bulbs
Plant the anti-mole bulbs into your garden to prevent moles from visiting for up to five years. They secrate a smell undetectable to humans, but one in which moles can’t stand.
- Mouse cage
Similar to mole traps, you could try using a rat cage trap to capture the pesky visitor, but in a way which doesn’t kill. You will need to place bait inside the cage, so I’d recommend earthworms. Once the bait is caught, the front entrance triggers shut, leaving you to dispose of the moles elsewhere.
- Professional pest control
If all the above fails, and you’re at a loss at what more you can do, why not call up a local pest expert. There are plenty of options out there to choose from, specialising in a range of pests.
- Enjoy their company
Or take another route, and just let the moles be. They’re not harming you, and you could make some new friends.
Let us know how you get rid of garden moles!
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