How to get rid of moles in yard without killing them
Moles can be very frustrating, especially when you have a wonderful lawn and they start digging up holes all over. Moles are great for the lawn and garden, especially when it comes to aeration of the soil and the destruction of larvae. However, they may end up messing up the grass and plants within your garden. There are many options that you can try out when you are faced with a mole problem, and it shouldn’t be too hard to get rid of them without killing them.
If you are not sure how to go about handling a mole problem in your yard, you should contact a professional who will deal with the issue at hand effectively. Such professionals are well aware of rules that govern the specific area and will therefore be able to come up with solutions that are effective and legally acceptable. Some of the methods that can be applied include:
Vegetative barriers: there are some plants that are very effective at deterring moles, and they can really help in your yard. Some of the popular vegetative barriers include fritillaries, alliums, marigolds, and daffodils. Castor bean plants can also be used, but you should be aware that they are poisonous.
Mole repellents: there are repellents that you can try out effectively. Even though they don’t offer a long-term solution, they can work for some time. You can create a homemade repellent very easily with dish soap and castor oil. These two are readily available and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding either one of them. You will need two tablespoons of dish soap and six ounces of castor oil. Mix them in a gallon of water and you will have a concentrate. This should be applied to your lawn from time to time. You will also have to repeat application if it rains.
Trapping: you can try using shovels. With this method, you will need to dedicate a lot of time. The mole trail should be patted down by simply walking over it. When you do this, you will be able to know if the mole is using the tunnel. When the mole starts moving around, the section of the tunnel that has activity should be enclosed using two shovels. This ends up trapping the mole. You can use a trashcan to scoop up the mole and then take it away from the yard.
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