How Do You Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard?


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To eliminate moles, locate the animal's tunnels, and place repellents (a mixture made of castor oil granules, corncob granules and soap bits) or traps in each active tunnel on the property. Eliminating moles may require several weeks depending on the severity of the infestation and the ability to identify active tunnels.

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How Do You Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard?
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  1. Locate active tunnels

    Mole tunnels can be identified by looking for mounds of freshly turned dirt. To determine which tunnels are active, use a stick to cave in a small portion of the tunnel. If the moles are actively using the tunnel, it is quickly repaired.

  2. Place repellents in tunnels

    Repellents are particularly effective in treating infestation of eastern moles, and repellents can be used in areas where traps are not practical. Purchase commercial mole repellent, and distribute it according to the directions on the product packaging.

  3. Set traps in active tunnels

    Traps are considered a reliable method of exterminating problematic mole populations. To set the trap, use a shovel to remove the dirt from the top of the tunnel, and place the trap inside the hole. Set the trap according to the directions, and place a thin layer of dirt on top of the trap. Check the traps daily to remove any moles that have been captured. Reset the traps as needed until the mole population is controlled.

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