Moles are a growing problem across America for people with lawns. These pesky buggers destroy plants and leave mountains of dug out soil on your lawn. They burrow underground and create tunnels in which they traverse. Ultimately, if you leave your lawn untreated and unprotected, you will have an exterior something out of a war movie. However, there are plenty of things you can do to rid your lawn of moles and prevent them from coming back. Here are some things you might want to consider that may be effective for your situation.
- Things you will need. There are only a few things you will need to do this task well. You will need to buy a mole trap or poison, which you can buy at your nearest hardware store. You will also need garbage bags to dispose of the critters and finally, you can also purchase vibrating rods to eliminate moles. When you have all of these things, you may proceed with the next step.
- Preparation. First, you will need to check with your state regarding laws that might prevent you from killing moles. Some states prevent an individual such as yourself from exterminating these creatures, even if they are invading your lawn and causing damage to your property. You will also need to rid your lawn of worms and slugs, which moles consume and may be the cause of their continuous return. For this you might want to use fumigation or worm killers, which are also available in a hardware store. Preventing worms from multiplying in your yard is the first step in eliminating moles from returning.
- Ridding your lawn of moles. Determine where the tunnels are to plot where you can lay down the traps. Upon inspection, lay down the traps in different points of the tunnels. Throw the poison in different areas of where they burrow in order to bait them into eating it. Mole poison is most effective as they are made in the shape and scent of worms, which the critters are most likely to consume. Finally, set up the vibrating rods in different areas of your lawn as moles do not like vibration and are most likely to stay away from it. When you spot dead moles in and under your lawn, it means that the traps and poison have worked. Use the bags to collect the carcass and dispose of them properly. Do not leave dead moles unattended as they will rot and cause a horrible smell in your area.
If your state prevents you from killing moles, then you have no choice
but to use everything but the poison. When you have trapped the critters
using the devices you bought, call animal control so they may be the
ones to properly dispose or transfer the moles out of your area.
Finally, make sure that when you do use mole poison and traps, do not
let pets that you own move around your lawn. Your pets may be curious
and accidentally consume the poison, which can be fatal to them as well.