Garden Moles, small fleecy mammals, live underground and spend most of their time in burrowing through the soil in search of their prey. These lawn pests look very cute and are mostly blind. But there is no need to have a soft corner for these small but naughty animals as they can bring a large amount of damage to your garden in no time. In addition to that, they can wreck the drainage system of your house and valuable equipments. The moral of this whole discussion is, do not make the mistake to let the moles go as they can shatter your garden along with plants, vegetables, and trees. Luckily, you can find various easy methods in this simple article to get rid of the Garden Moles permanently.
Insert a water hose into Moles’ tunnel
Once you identify the moles’ tunnel, simply go for the water hose method and see if you can rid of them. Ask somebody to be ready with a mole trap in his or her hand. Now, fire water hose or the common water hose at full pressure into the hole and wait until the moles escape out one by one. Now, this is your golden chance to catch your floral enemies in a humane way. You can capture them in the trap and set them free in a nearby forest or somewhere far away from your beautiful garden.
Press the soil into the hole
Simply walk along the moles’ tunnel, pushing all the soil, grass, and dirt into the hole with the help of your boot or a shovel in order to block it.
Note: Make sure not to put all your weight on the hole as you do not know how deep the tunnel is and you do not want to twist your ankle for sure.
Install mole traps in your garden
Buy some mole traps from your nearest crockery or hardware store and install them in different parts of your garden. Visit the traps time to time in order to find out if it has luckily captured any irritating mole.
Note: Make sure you install one of the traps at the entrance of the moles’ tunnel since the chances of capturing them there are high.
Sprinkle used cat litter around the holes
Unknown to many of you, cats’ odor is one of the best methods to keep the moles away from your garden. What you can do is, sprinkle some used cat litter around the moles’ holes for best results.
Spread coffee around your garden
Moles do not like the smell of coffee at all. Therefore, take advantage of this easily available remedy and apply either used or unused coffee grounds around your garden in order to force the moles to leave it.
Prepare a natural mole repellent at home
A potent mole poison is a useful remedy to get rid of garden moles. You can make it at your home within a few minutes.
- (1 cup) Oil Soap
- (1 ounce) cater oil
- (¼ cup) cayenne pepper
- ( 2 cups) water
Take a large plastic mixing bowl and pour 2 cups of water into it. Top the water with 1 cup of oil soap, 1 ounce of castor oil and ¼ of cayenne pepper. Stir all the ingredients until mixed well. Now you can either pour it into the moles’ hole or spray it over the mole runways.
Note: If you do not have oil soap, then you can take advantage of the easily available dish detergent in your kitchen.
Plant botanical mole repellents
Some plants work as effective mole repellents and play a vital role in getting rid of them permanently. Purchase some oleander, castor bean or mole plants from your nearest plant house or nursery and plant them around your garden. Once the moles find their way to these plants, they will definitely run away from your garden.
Try dry ice
If you are determined enough to get rid of the moles once and for all, then put a handful of dry ice into the moles’ hole in your garden. The carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the dry ice automatically creates dehydration in moles and kills them within a few hours.
Note: Never make the mistake to touch the dry ice without gloves and make sure to wash your hands at the end of this method.