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A few easy tips on how to get rid of moles in your yard

June 28th, 2016 by Mike MacDonald in Pest Control Services

Are you sick of mole tunnels and ruined landscape in your yard? Here are a few easy tips for how to get rid of moles in your yard.

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How to keep moles out of your yard – Is removing their food source effective?

Moles are insectivores, so basically the majority of their diet are insects. You can try and eliminate all of the insects in the soil of the yard, to remove the food source for moles, but this isn’t very effective. The main reason for this is in addition to insects, moles also love to feast on earthworms. Since earthworms are beneficial for your yard and gardens, it doesn’t make sense to try and eliminate the worms (not to mention soil fumigation is incredibly expensive and limited in application). There are also some insects that can be beneficial to the growth and maintenance of your yard, so getting rid of everything is typically not the best option.

More often than not, the best way for how to get rid of moles in your yard is going to be to trap and capture them. Luckily moles don’t usually live in large groups or packs and they tend to be loners. In Minnesota, this doesn’t mean that one mole is living in your yard (though that may be the case). Moles don’t see property lines like we do. If one mole wants to live in a tunnel system and another wants to live in another tunnel system 6 inches to the side, they are perfectly happy to have those few inches separate them.  If you can remove the moles that are already in your yard and causing problems you probably can eliminate the problem all together.

How to get rid of moles in your yard – Why your traps might not work

There are a few reasons why your traps might not work when you try and get rid of moles on your own. One reason that many people fail to trap moles is that they are placing the traps in the wrong spots in their yards. Another reason that putting out your own traps can fail is that you aren’t putting out enough traps. This can get expensive if you don’t know what you are doing and can also waste a lot of time getting no results.

This is a great reason to hire a pest control professional if you want an easier solution for how to get rid of moles in your yard. A pest control service professional, like the experts at Rove Pest Control, would be able to capture the moles or perform a burrow treatment that would solve the issue much faster and effectively than you trying to do it on your own. So if you are in the greater Minnesota area and are looking for an effective way how to get rid of moles in your yard, be sure to reach out to us at Rove Pest Control for a free consultation. 

For some more interesting mole facts be sure to check out our page here!

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