Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Moles in back yard

Michelle LeslieDebbie/Dragonfly TreasureSandra


What I would like to know is there a non chemical alternative to getting rid of ground moles. The pictures is a garden area of my back yard. Thank You Willie P
Mole damage
14 answers
  • Emolleo
    on Oct 8, 2017

    I bought two items at Walmart in the Spring that, when you put some batteries in them and stick them in the ground they emit a noise every 30 seconds or so. I haven't seen any moles or voles this summer. First thing that ever worked!
  • Sandy
    on Oct 8, 2017

    For mice in our house, we used the product "Shake Away." It will not harm pets, people, or even the critters you want to say good by to. The consistency is like small crystals. The odor is not repugnant to people, but the pesky mice sure did not like it. You do have to follow a schedule for about a month of changing out old product for new every 5-6 days, but it wasn't very expensive & really didn't take that long. We felt it well worth the time & $$. We are in Ohio & purchased it at Ace Hardware. You can read more about it on-line.


  • Kathy Whitley
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Use SCOT'S TURF BUILDER PLUS 2. It kills the bugs and slugs under the ground which the moles feed from. They will leave your yard and go some where else. Make sure you get the "PLUS 2". I have had great success with this.
  • Mcc24758194
    on Oct 9, 2017

    GET some grub worm pellets to get rid of grub worms. spread over yard and moles go away. they are after the grub worms. i have done this and it works.

  • Sandy
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I've been trying moth balls around the foundation of my home and it seems like they are gone.
  • Melanie Pittman
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Stick a piece of Juicy Fruit gum in the trail. The moles are attracted to the scent and eat the gum and die.
    • Deb30693308
      on Oct 10, 2017

      LOl. I tried this and the next day found my itty bitty pieces of Juicy Fruit rolled into a ball outside the hoLe. guess the moles had one up on mE!!!
  • Cheryl
    on Oct 10, 2017

    It's true if you get rid of the grubs the moles will leave they are just looking for food. We dumped some bleach water on our lawn which killed the grubs and did not harm the grass. It was a quick solution for a small area.
  • Charlotte
    on Oct 10, 2017

    They really don't like moth balls

  • Glen
    on Oct 10, 2017

    I just found out from a friend that castor bean plants keep moles away very well. He's used them for years !
    • Glen
      on Oct 11, 2017

      I would think you could find them in a seed catalog or ask a nursery perhaps ? If not , maybe I can further assist .
  • Robin Erickson-Yost
    on Oct 10, 2017

    I pot used cat litter in the holes and no more moles
  • Sandra
    on Dec 4, 2017

    Tom Cat that canbe purchaed from Lowe's or Home Depot ( like worms that they like to eat).
  • Michelle Leslie
    on May 14, 2020

    Hi there, moles don't like the smell of Castor Oil. Make sure to get it in granular or liquid form, not the stuff you buy at supermarkets. It's not strong enough and sprinkle it around the area.

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