Just because you have a mole in your yard, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time for war! If the mole is just in the dirt areas of your yard or in your garden, you might want to leave him alone and allow him to remove your slugs and pests that might be harming your garden. But, if the mole’s tunneling is harming your grass or has become a nuisance, you’ll probably want to get rid of him. We’re giving you a couple of environmentally-friendly alternatives to removing moles. So, come on and discover how to get rid of moles in your garden and from your yard.
Of course, there are all sorts of remedies out there, but home remedies to rid moles are often the best for the job. If you want to get rid of the mole without harming it, follow these steps to make your homemade mole remedy:
- Blend together 1/4 Cup castor oil, 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper, and 2 Tablespoons liquid dish detergent. Use a blender to mix them properly.
- Add 6 Tablespoons of water and blend it again.
- Put the solution in a sealed container and keep it in storage until you see a fresh mound appear.
- When you are ready, add 2 Tablespoons of the original solution with 1 gallon of water and mix well.
- Either use a spray bottle or simply dump the solution out onto the problem area. Pour it down the mole holes, as well as along the top of the tunnels and around the mounds of dirt.
Once this mole bait is applied, the mole will most likely leave the area as he will no longer like the taste of the insects that he’s been eating in your yard.
Homemade Mole Traps
If you want to know how to get rid of moles in your garden naturally, here’s another home remedy: make an instant trap. It takes a little time, but it will be worth it. When you notice that the mole is actively making a tunnel, follow it. Take a shovel and stick it in the dirt directly in front of where the tunnel is heading. As soon as the mole gets to that shovel, stick another shovel in the ground directly behind where the mole should be. This should trap the mole, and he will start to dig up and out. Place a large bucket or garbage can upside down over the area so that when the mole comes out, you can scoop it up and haul it away.
Only use these mole removal remedies after you’ve determined that the mole has become a problem in your yard. Remember, if you see a few holes in the garden, but no other damage is done, you might consider leaving the mole alone and allowing him to eat the slugs that are most likely damaging your garden. Also, when the mole is burrowing, he’s turning over your soil, which is aerating it and creating better drainage. But, if he’s tunneling into your yard and killing the grass, it’s probably time for him to move along.
So there you have it! You now know how to get rid of moles in your garden and from your yard.