Moles in your lawn are unfortunate not to say annoying particularly as they are difficult to remove without killing them. Their main diet is earthworms, but, removing these valuable garden creatures is hardly worth while. They are more likely in sandy soils, but, can appear anywhere – especially in more rural areas.
Symptoms of the Problem
- Heaps of soil are thrown up as the mole digs underground. It is unsightly and damages the grass.
- Tunnels close to the surface can cause ridges in the grass.
- One mole can produce many molehills.
- Tunneling can disturb seedlings and other plants
Treatment and Cure for Mole Problems
There are some things that are said to help remove moles, but, they are not guaranteed to work permanently.
You can try these items placed in mole holes or tunnels (But they probably wont work)
- Burning Wood,
- Disinfectant in holes
- Moth Balls
- Mole smokes are now unavailable
The best method to remove moles is by using a trap. Pictures of trap setting in the above book are very helpful, as it’s easy to get this wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Mole hills are unsightly but at least moles don’t do any real damage to plants, they are more a nuisance value than anything. If you really want to get rid of them, you may be best of employing the services of a professional mole catcher / killer. However, if you live in a rural environment you may have your work cut out as moles are likely to keep returning.