Expert Author Lawrence  L. Hoyle
If you are a gardener, you may occasionally have problems with moles. When moles come around, they can do plenty of damage to your landscape. Moles are known for tunneling through landscapes or gardens. They will destroy root systems and cause plants to sink down into the holes that are left. If you have a mole problem in your garden, you must act to stop it. Mole are present because your lawn has a abundant supply of insects for their food supply.
So what can gardeners do to stop moles from destroying all their beautiful lawn and landscape plantings? Luckily there are many different solutions for getting moles out of the garden or lawn. You can dig a trench around an individual plant or an entire garden. Once the channel is located, you can put mesh wire fencing or chicken wire in it. The moles won't be able to drill or chew through.
Using gum to keeps moles away is an extraordinary remedy. Chewing Gum can be an excellent tool to keep tunneling moles away. Put a few unwrapped sticks of chewing gum in the hole. The mole will soon leave your garden.
Although cats are typically unwanted in gardens, they can help when it comes to moles. A cat is a natural predator of moles. They will hunt the pest out of your garden.
You can plant castor bean plants in your garden. Moles cannot tolerate the plants because they are poisonous. However, castor bean plants can also hurt children and animals. An alternative is pouring castor oil in the mole tunnel. You can also try trapping the moles. Put traps in the mole hole or tunnel to get the rodents out. A trap is one of the best ways to get rid of the moles. However, if the moles do not come, this is not a successful measure.
There are high frequencies emitting devices that can help. These devices emit a noise that moles are not fans of high-pitched noises. The annoying sounds work to drive the moles away. You place the high-frequency emitters in the garden, and the noises cannot be detected but the human ear.
Finding the best remedy to rid your garden of moles can be a challenge. However, the right solution is out there for you. Gardeners will need to investigate many different methods. Different levels of success will depend on your local conditions. Moles are often very fickle animals. Locating active tunnels can be very tough. Burrows that groundhogs and gophers dig are sometimes mistaken for mole hills.
There are a few things that you can do. One way to locate mole holes is to stomp on a straight runway. If you have destroyed a mole hole, they will return to repair it in less than a day. Another way to find an active mole hole is to use a stick to discover them. Find an area where the ground falls through, and you will have located a possible mole hole. Dig into the mole tunnel a little bit. Be careful not to destroy too much of the structure. Next, put dirt in a large coffee can and place it in the tunnel. Make sure that the box of dirt is level with the base of the tube. Cover up the pit with something to keep the daylight out. You will want to check the trap a couple of times a day.
After you catch the mole, you will be able to set it free somewhere far away from your property. Remember to be patient and try some different remedies.