Published on August 27th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better
Moles In Your Yard? This Might Help
Shortly after we bought the home we’re living in now, we found a number of dirt mounts and elevated tracks on the ground that ran all over the yard. They crisscrossed here and there and it looked like a major race was going on under the surface of the earth.
If you walked along and stomped one of these trails down one day, within about a day or two they’d be back, along with a few other trails just to rub it in a little for trying to stop the infamous moles from taking over our yard.
If we have a normal year for precipitation, you’ll likely see these mounds around in abundance. But when a dry year comes along things look a bit better because the moles go deeper and don’t affect the surface as much. But we knew they were still there.
In researching mole control options, there are quite a few things out there. Some look a little sketchy, some are kind of brutal but effective, and then some we just wouldn’t want to use no matter what.
In our personal case we were not in favor of using poisons. There are many reasons but safety for pets and wild critters were the main concern.
A variety of mole traps exist, and when used right these certainly work well. To use they’re a valid option is nothing else has worked.
There’s also ultrasound units that are reported to repel the moles but we have yet to test these personally and from reviews the results appear to be mixed. The same thing goes for any of the “vibration” devices.
But there is another deterrent that’s worked from time to time. Most customer ratings indicate that this solution works well to repel moles from an area for a month or two at a time. This is a spray on deterrent that you apply directly to the yard and best of all, it’s all natural.
Have you ever had a mole problem? What worked best for you? Share your ideas and comments below.