Getting Rid Of Pesky Moles Naturally in Vermont and Everywhere

March 14, 2010

There are many “old wives tales” on how to get rid of moles. There is very little evidence that any of these methods actually work.

Here’s a quick list of some of the most popular natural methods: flooding the active hole with water from a hose; put chewing gum at the top of the mole hole; spray castor oil into the active hole; put dog hair in the holes; firebombing; or ultrasonic pest repellents.  Please know that we are not advocating for any of these methods! We’re simply reporting some of the most popular natural methods.

It’s important to be careful not to create a larger problem for your yard than the moles actually present. Moles aerate soil, add organic matter to gardens and kill harmful grubs before moving on to the next lawn. =)

Also key to this equation is identifying an active mole hole. They are very busy little creatures and move on to a new hole very quickly. To determine an active hole, use a stick or pole to test the soil. If it’s soft and easy to crumble, you’ve probably found his most recent domain.

You can pick from the above list, or give us a call to assist.

There are natural and not-so-natural ways to rid yourself of moles. The good news is (yes, there is good news!), moles are typically very solitary creatures, so once he’s gone, the problem should be solved.

Please let us know if you’ve had experience with moles by commenting below. We’d love to know how you’ve gotten rid of them, or if you’ve simply chosen to let them be.

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