How to get rid of moles

 In Extermination, Tips & Tricks

Have mounds of dirt been appearing all over your garden, wrecking its appearance? If so, you most likely have a mole infestation.

These small mammals can cause a lot of damage to your land and become a serious problem. Rest assured, however, there are several ways to get rid of these pests.

To help you deal with these burrowing creatures and protect your land from becoming a mess, our professional exterminators at E.Exterminator explain how to get rid of moles in your yard.


How to identify mole damage in your yard or garden

Moles are small subterranean mammals (not rodents) who absolutely love playing around in soil and dirt. Physically, these days moles measure between 10 and 20 centimeters long with a long snout, black fur and a small tail. Found mainly underground, where they dig up to 20 meters of tunnels every day, it is rare to see these animals above surface level.

Nevertheless, the main indicator of moles in your garden is the emergence of 15 to 20 centimeter high mounds of soil. These giant mounds, scattered throughout your garden, are a major sign that it is time to get rid of these pesky mammals.

Moles dig tunnels underground to search for their food, which consists mainly of insects and rodents. Therefore, if your garden is full of flowers and insects, you are more likely to fall victim to a mole infestation. Professional extermination is therefore an effective solution to get rid of them.


How to remove moles from your garden

There are several ways to get rid of moles in your garden. You can either choose to use natural methods to scare them away gradually, or rather intervene and trap them.


Natural ways to get rid of moles

Firstly, you should be aware that there are multiple techniques to remove moles from your garden. Here’s a few you could choose from:

  1. Block underground access to your garden: by placing a wall or wire mesh deep within your garden (about 60 centimeters deep), moles won’t able to enter your garden. Sealing and caulking your garden is therefore a very effective way to control these mammals
  2. Water your garden less: when your soil receives less water, its humidity level decreases and moles need moist soil to survive
  3. Remove weeds: weeds are a major breeding ground for many insects, so getting rid of them will help you limit the presence of moles in your home
  4. Plant mole repellent crops: some plants such as onion, garlic, hyacinth, daffodil and narcissus have a particularly unpleasant smell for moles, so they won’t dare go near them
  5. Lay out pet or human hair: placing hair in your garden helps it grow back. Strangely, it’s a great fertiliser.


Vibration stakes

Another effective method of getting rid of moles in your garden is to use vibration stakes, also known as ultrasonic stakes.

These electronic devices emit vibrations at a frequency of between 300 and 500 Hz. These frequencies are perceived by moles’ fine hearing and are particularly irritating to them. Therefore, they tend to flee if you install these devices in your garden.

How to trap a mole

The other effective method of removing moles from your garden is to capture them. There are mole traps you can buy on the market that allow you to catch the creatures before releasing them back into the wild, a long way from your home.

Mole traps can be bought from many stores. When using these traps, you should place them deep inside the moles’ tunnels for the best results. They’re very effective but it is still important to know how to use them beforehand and to call a professional exterminator.


How to kill a mole

Like skunks, the law protects moles. It is therefore forbidden to kill these animals. If you do not abide to this, you can get into trouble with the law.

Professional mole extermination is more about capturing moles. The use of mole traps is a popular and effective way to get rid of these mammals.


Let E.Exterminateur get rid of the moles in your garden

Moles are small mammalian creatures that are extremely invasive. They can cause a lot of damage to your garden. It is therefore important to know how to get rid of them.

Although using natural methods or vibration stakes are good for scaring them away, hiring a professional to capture them remains the most effective long-lasting solution. Contact E.Exterminator now. Our team will be more than happy to get rid of the moles in your garden. We will respect the animals and capture them safely. Take advantage of a free consultation with our exterminators in Montreal today!

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