How to get rid of moles???

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I literally have a colony of these beasts in only my back yard!!! 5 acres are unscathed...I have a min pin and a dachshund that smell them and try to dig them up. How do I get rid of the moles without hurting my pups?? HELP!!!

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  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Apr 05, 2018
    You need to apply/or hire a company to apply pest control granules to kill the grubs in your lawn which is the main food source of moles. Safe to do even with pets.

  • Susan Susan on Apr 05, 2018
    If you can find their tunnel opening, put moth balls down it and cover with a large rock for a few days.

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 05, 2018
    Hi Des,
    Here's a link for you that'll answer all of your questions.

  • Judy Judy on Apr 05, 2018
    Windmills. The little decorated objects that have a wheel that spins in the wind. They create a vibration under ground and moles don't like it.
    Moles we eating our garden, the roots. We put up several of these and they moved to another part of our field but they don't bother our garden. No wind? Use a fan. Good luck.

    • Nanaw Rae Nanaw Rae on Apr 05, 2018
      Thanks! I actually have 3 needing put together.....honey do for the weekend! Lol

  • Russbow Russbow on Apr 05, 2018
    Although moles like to eat grubs, using a chemical control against grubs won't work for mole control because the pest's diet also includes earthworms (which are good for your soil) and other insects. Avoid using insecticides on lawns, as it may kill beneficial insects.
    PLEASE, Do you hate your neighbors??? Anything to get them to leave, and not kill them, is pretty un fair to your neighbors.

    • Nanaw Rae Nanaw Rae on Apr 05, 2018
      Hi, thanks! I want to kill the moles but some people don't like that wording....we have 25 acres but have only 5 acres of grass. We are surrounded by farmed acreage of wheat and cannola. Our closest neighbor is over 2 miles from us. Just an FYI...

  • Michelle Leslie 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.

  • Cherry Cherry on Apr 28, 2021

    "Pine-sol " pour down the hole. 😃

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 28, 2021

    The moles are likely eating insects- grubs in your soil.

    I would love to find a solution too! I’ve tried to Tomcat trap and the Sweeney worms and they both didn’t work for my troubles. Some have suggested to get a cat - or- eliminate the grubs in the soil.


    In master gardener classes the expert lecturer commented there are four possible solutions, get a cat, get rid of the grubs, get a trap or live with them.


    Sorry to say I can say I've have not found my answer to eradicate these pests.

    Heres a link with some information and suggestions.

    Good luck in your search for a solution!


    http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/420/420-201/420-201.html


    https://wtop.com/garden-plot/2017/01/how-to-rid-your-yard-of-moles-or-voles-or-both/


    https://www.almanac.com/pest/moles

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 28, 2021

    Hi! It's a gross method but worked for us. My husband would put used cat litter in each hole and cover it with dirt. It did work. They make animal scents of other predators, so that might work as well. Good luck!

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on May 31, 2021

    i wish to help you but will for sure wan to learn about it so i am following your question

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 17, 2021

    Hi there,

    Call in the Mole Catcher! Ask at your Local Authority if they Employ one!

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jul 17, 2021

    6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Moles

    1. Eliminate Their Food Sources. Moles love grubs. ...
    2. Apply A Repellent. In some cases, a mole repellent is an effective solution for an infestation. ...
    3. Use Plants As A Barrier. ...
    4. Dig A Trench. ...
    5. Create An Unfriendly Environment. ...
    6. Keep Your Lawn Tidy.


  • Keith Keith on Aug 27, 2021

    Just get an air rifle. Or pellet gun and shoot em. Hell use a .22 pop pop fun and effective way to get rid of these varments