It’s a great feeling to wake up in a hot summer morning and looking forward to a relaxing afternoon with your family and friends in your newly mowed lawn. You could imagine yourself drinking cold lemonade while watching the kids play and everybody is having fun. But what will be your feeling if you see your lawn with molehills? That will definitely ruin your day!
You need an immediate solution in this kind of a situation. You can superficially repair the damage by flattening the molehills but the chance of them recurring is high. The mole will be back with a vengeance and it will kill your lawn in the long run, so you better think of a way to get rid of the mole.
There are many ways to solve your mole problem and in choosing the right way, you must consider the safety of your family and pets, the cost and the effectiveness.
Mole catchers are one of the most popular ways of eliminating moles. There are different kinds and designs of mole traps, all can eradicate the mole. Most are quite gruesome and some can leave you with a rotting carcass underneath your yard.
Not to mention that the safety of your family is at stake as some contraptions can harm your children and your pets, too. But if you are an animal lover, there is one mole catcher that is called the “humane trap” wherein the captured animal is relocated and this will be your perfect choice.
A smoke bomb is an alternative way but some experts say the effectiveness is only temporary as moles can escape through their underground system. Like the mole traps, there are different chemicals used to make the bomb and some can be harmful to humans and the soil
Mole repellents are effective as this is designed for the moles primary source of food which is the worm. By spraying the ground, the repellent will make the worm taste bad and this will make the mole to look for other areas to burrow. This method is costly and needs a lot of time from the homeowner.
Mole poison works the same way as mole repellent. But the difference is the chemicals used can also be harmful to humans. Pesticides can also be used to eliminate moles but there are downsides such as the high cost, dangerous to humans and the environment.
Electronic devices can also deter mole infestation. Ultrasonic devices that emit high- pitched frequency sounds can have a negative effect on the mole that makes them want to leave your lawn.
Some of the unconventional ways to get rid of moles are flooding or smoking their burrow, chewing gum and even mothballs. By putting a water hose in the holes, some believe this will drown the moles or simply drive them away.
Molehills are indicators that mean your lawn is invaded by moles. They can be a threat to your lawn and garden as they can damage your grass, spread plant disease and your soil will suffer, too.