How can I get rid of moles in my yard? They are destroying it

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Moles have invaded my yard. We have tried all of the over the counter methods from the big box stores, remedies I found on Pinterest and even had an exterminator come in (who refunded our money because he had no luck and no other ideas on how to remove them) Help!!!
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  • Vicki rice Vicki rice on Sep 09, 2016
    In the past 35 years at our home, we have tried everything from mole worms, pellets, misc. traps. I was so frustrated that I started pouring gallons of vinegar or bleach into the active trails to no avail. Someone even told us about using chewed Juicy Fruit gum. Nope... Didn't do a thing. A year ago I was told about a trap that is made by Tomcat. Since last August we have caught 26 of the monsters. I found them at Walmart for under $20. I have told many of my friends about them & they have also had great success. The directions that come in the box aren't that great so you might have to google the directions. Good luck, I hope this works for you.

  • Sharon K Coker Sharon K Coker on Sep 09, 2016
    I punch into their hole,put small chunks of Tomcat rat killer in, cover opening with grass or dead leaves,do this about every four feet.Be careful if you have pets.Dogs may dig into hole to get mole.

    • Jane Bradley Jane Bradley on Sep 09, 2016
      We have a small dog who loves to dig in the holes the moles are leaving so I would be afraid to try that. But thanks for the suggestion

  • CJ Goddard CJ Goddard on Sep 09, 2016
    buy juicy fruit gum, chew 20 time place in holes where moles go. They hate the smell of the chewed gum. Worked for me.

  • Jane Bradley Jane Bradley on Sep 09, 2016
    Sounds crazy but we're desperate

  • Crafter Crafter on Sep 09, 2016
    I have heard that they do not like the vibrations from those "whirly-gigs" (only name I know for them) that are on sticks, and go around in the wind. Just stick them down in the ground where the moles are, and they are supposed to go away. It does not kill them, just makes them go somewhere else. Good luck!

  • Lou5897207 Lou5897207 on Sep 10, 2016
    We used a combination of moth balls and cayenne pepper it will take a wile so pack your patience but they have moved on and we keep patrol of our yard it is also good for getting rid of chipmunks as the like to go underground also. I get the pepper in large containers at Sams's Club.

  • Sedwi Sedwi on Sep 10, 2016
    Buy a bag of Grub Stop, spread it in the yard, and they'll leave.

  • Josh Joslin Josh Joslin on Sep 10, 2016
    You have moles because you have grubs. Moles feast on these critters. Buy some Grubex and this should help. They leave the area if there is no food. Moles travel a great distance, so they will return.

  • Belinda Belinda on Sep 10, 2016
    Place untreated hair clippings (no dyed, bleached or permed hair) in the tunnels. A friend also placed lightly chewed gum in the tunnels they think its grub worms.

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Sep 10, 2016
    I have been told that groundhogs and moles do not like it when you dig into their runs and put in some soiled cat litter.

  • Bonny McDaniel Bonny McDaniel on Sep 10, 2016
    My control for rodents, especially moles and voles is either MoleMaxx (made of castor oil) or get castor oil, put two tablespoons in a two gallon bucket, add water and a few drops of dish washing soap, mix and pour down holes and in the fresh dirt where you see activity. As someone said, if you will kill off most of their food supply like grubs they might move on. However, they do eat earth worms and other food so, if you have a good, rich soil you might need some help from the castor oil. Moles, voles, and gophers don't go near castor oil. You will have to keep refreshing the castor oil places after raining or irrigating.

  • Sharon K Coker Sharon K Coker on Sep 10, 2016
    I have used the whirling things they didn't work for me The castor oil did work.

  • Betty Tuffner Betty Tuffner on Sep 10, 2016
    Try a "mole trap". You put this thing over the hole and they pop up and bam. They are available at hardware stores and sporting goods stores.

  • Meem Kaplan Meem Kaplan on Sep 10, 2016
    If you know a smoker.... Dumping cig butts down the holes works in my yard. I've run 'em all out!

  • Castor oil or a windmill - they hate vibrations