Not only can they ruin any place where they make their home, they are really difficult to get rid of. As soon as you have them you will always have them coming back, unless you take the proper precautions to get rid of them properly. This takes a whole lot of patience and a lot time that lots of people don’t need to invest so they try a fast fix. . .until they realize it doesn’t work!
Before you can get rid of moles, you must understand how they live . Moles are mainly blind and deaf, but they can get around as easy as any other creature. They have a wonderful sense of touch and smell and are expert diggers. Moles do not hibernate so they spend their entire lives in the search for food. They mainly eat insects, grubs and worms which are in the floor so they need to dig tunnels to wherever their next meal is.
The tunnels they dig can be quite deep in the ground or just under the surface. While they don’t eat plant or vegetable roots, their powerful claws will tear right trough them, leaving your plants dead. However, never fear because there are a few ways that can eliminate those moles for good!
There are two ways that you can eliminate moles for good. The first method is to trap them. You can trap them by observing their tunneling patterns by watching your yard and making a note of where it moves. You can also pull up part of your yard, and if the tunnel is smooth, it is a track that the bites use frequently. Once you have found a tunnel they use frequently, take two shovels and put one at the end of one tunnel and another at the other end of the tunnel. This traps any moles which are in the tunnel. However, bear in mind that you must fill in the tunnels if you do not need another mole to move in.
The other way which you could ensure that moles stay out of your yard for great is to call a professional to look after the problem. When you call a professional you do not have to worry about it not working and you do not have to devote time and energy getting rid of them.
There are lots of products in the market place that promise to repel or push away the moles, but these usually do not work and they are expensive.
There are numerous poisons on the market, but this are dangerous and inefficient and you’re more likely to kill your pet compared to moles.
You can build a fence around your property to keep them out, but this does nothing for those moles already in your yard.
Following these easy steps will have you mole free in no time!