Moles are the bane of any gardener, landscaper or homeowner after they’ve invaded your yard. Not only can they ruin any place where they make their house, they are really tough to get rid of. As soon as you have them you will always have them coming back, if you don’t take the proper precautions to eliminate them properly. This takes a lot of patience and a lot time that many folks don’t want to spend so they try a fast fix. . .until they realize it does not work!
Before you can get rid of moles, you must understand how they live first. Moles are primarily blind and deaf, but they can get around as easy as any other creature. They have a fantastic sense of smell and touch and are expert diggers. Moles do not hibernate so that they spend their whole lives in the search for food. They mainly eat insects, grubs and worms which are in the floor so that they must dig tunnels to where their next meal is. That meal is usually found around your prized vegetable garden and flowers.
Moles can do a number to your garden and your flowers. While they do not eat vegetable or plant roots, their powerful claws will tear right trough them, leaving your plants dead. Moles will also leave tracks in your yard and kill your grass if they tunnel in an area several times. However, never fear because there are a couple of ways that can get rid of those moles once and for all!
There are two ways that you can get rid of moles for good. The first method is to trap them. You can trap them by observing their tunneling patterns by watching your yard and making a note of where it moves. You can even pull up a part of your lawn, and whether the tunnel is smooth, it’s a track that the moles use frequently. As soon as you have found a tunnel they use often, take two shovels and place one at the end of one tube and the other at the opposite end of the tube. This traps any moles which are in the tube. You can then exterminate them however you see fit. However, bear in mind that you must fill in the tunnels should you not want another mole to maneuver in.
The other way that you can ensure that moles stay out of your lawn for great would be to call a professional to take care of the problem. When you call a professional you never have to worry about it not working and you don’t have to spend the time and energy getting rid of them.
There are lots of products on the market place that promise to repel or drive away the moles, but these usually do not work and they are expensive.
There are numerous poisons on the current market, but this are ineffective and dangerous and you are more likely to kill your pet compared to moles.
You can build a fence around your property to keep them out, but this does nothing for those moles already in your yard.
Following these easy steps will have you opossum droppings free right away!