How do I get rid of moles?


how do I rid my lawn of moles? I have dogs and can not use poisons they are also killing my grass

  10 answers
  • Joy Joy on Aug 31, 2018

    Take Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Unwrap and break into small pieces and put into mole holes. The moles with be gone. Works for me.

  • Oliva Oliva on Aug 31, 2018

    If you have moles, you have grubs in your lawn. Next year, apply Grub X to the entire lawn, in the Spring. There are more natural options, but they are rather expensive and take 2-3 years to become fully effective.

  • Mary Thorne Mary Thorne on Sep 01, 2018

    If you want to go totally organic, go to your nursery or home center and pick up some Milky Spore. It is a bacteria that kills the grubs. Do not use any other products for grub control when using milky spore. It does take up to 2 years to see the full effect of the product but it will start working on the grubs right away. When you apply Milky Spore the existing grubs must eat the spores and digest them which in turn will multiply and spread the spores. If you kill off the existing grubs the spore will not have a way to multiply.

    • Mary Thorne Mary Thorne on Sep 01, 2018

      By the way, it only kills Japanese Beetle grubs, will not hurt any other insects and will not harm your pets. A 20 lb bag treats 7,000 SF, costs about $40 at Lowes, but it's worth the expense.

  • Suzanne Powell Suzanne Powell on Sep 01, 2018

    Apart from dealing with the grubs, which attract all kinds of critters (including armadillos), you can more immediately get rid of them by dropping a mothball in each hole. Cheap and easy.

  • Your.Garden.Friend Your.Garden.Friend on Sep 01, 2018

    Moles detest the smell/taste of castor oil. Fertilome makes a product called Mole-Go, and I think Liquid Fence also has a version. It's a hose-end applicator which sprays diluted castor oil onto the lawn. It then needs to be watered in. A quart (about $16) covers a quarter acre. If there are no moles in your yard to start with, you need only spray a 10 foot perimeter to keep them out.

  • Joan Joan on Sep 01, 2018

    this is the last itme I will tell all how to get rid of moles. buy grub worm crystals and spread on lawn. they will go away. tried it and it works.

  • Cindy Rocha Cindy Rocha on Sep 03, 2018

    i heard red chili power works good

  • Karen Campbell Karen Campbell on Sep 04, 2018

    Thanks to all I am going to try one not poison one because of my animals waiting for rain to quit been raining for 5 days Thanks Again will repost when critters are gone.

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  • 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.