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How to get rid of moles in your garden

Read on to learn how to get rid of moles in your garden with our easy tips and tricks.

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By Cleanipedia Team

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Key steps

  • Keep an eye out for triangular mounds of soil and narrow line caused by tunnelling.

  • Try mole specific noise emitters to repel them.

  • Mole repellent sticks are great for soft lawn environments.

  • Sprinkle nuggets or spray your grass with liquid spray to keep moles away.

Because they burrow around underground, it can be tricky to know how to get rid of moles in your garden or prevent them from getting in. But left alone, these little garden invaders can make a real mess of your lawn and flower beds. So, can you get rid of moles? With a few clever strategies, it’s not so hard. This article will outline how to get rid of moles from your garden and keep them out.

To discourage moles in your lawn, ensure your soil has improved drainage, as moles like moist areas.

Can you get rid of moles humanely?

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There are plenty of humane options to warn off these pesky garden invaders, and it is important to be aware that some extreme answers to getting rid of moles – such as not-so-pleasant traps and other devices – are actually illegal in many places or require a license. Thankfully we have some great tips to show you how to get rid of moles humanely.

Signs you may have furry invaders in your garden

Before we answer your burning question, “how do you get rid of moles?”, it’s important to be able to spot the signs that they’re there. These include:

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  • Mole hills. If you spot little triangular piles of soil or dirt appear in your lawn for no apparent reason, this could be a mole hill.

  • Signs of tunnelling. To get from place to place, a mole will tunnel beneath the ground. Keep an eye out for narrow lines stretching between the hills.

  • Spotting the moles. Seeing them in the flesh is the most obvious sign you have moles!

How to get rid of moles in garden lawns and flowerbeds

So now you’re sure you’ve got them in your garden, how do you get rid of moles? There are a number of options:

  1. High pitched noise emitters. These emitters are similar to those designed for mice and other pests. Specially designed noise emitters for moles will discourage them from staying on your property and make them to seek a home elsewhere.

  2. Mole repellent sticks. If your lawn is soft, it is the perfect environment to try mole repellent sticks. They are usually available from larger garden stores and contain substances that are off-putting to moles. With any luck, they will cause the moles to stay well away.

  3. Mole-repelling nuggets or liquid. If you want to keep moles away, spread nuggets or spray on your lawn. Similar to the mole repellent sticks they contain substances such as castor oil which moles don’t like.

  • For nuggets: Spread them evenly across any lawn or flower bed areas.

  • For liquid spray: Add some wherever you think the moles may be.

Now you have some quick and easy top tips for how to get rid of moles in your garden. Although moles can be frustrating, taking one of these measures you should ensure you get rid of moles in your lawn humanely, and keep them away for good.

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