How to Prevent Yard Moles

Yard moles usually are grey or black kind of small mammals that lives beneath the ground and its body has small hips which enable it to move around tight corners underground and also has shovel-like paws used for digging. If you notice that your nice looking yard has turn into crises-crossing tunnel mound that means your garden has been invaded by moles. The moles only consume diverse array of insects and it does not do damage to your plant. However, the moles activities sometimes push the soil from beneath its tunnel system onto the surface of your yard area thus creating mounds on your lawn or garden. Whenever you are invaded by yard moles, you need to take a few steps in order to protect your lawn from the moles. From right here, you would be able to learn some tips on how to prevent yard moles.

To prevent yard moles, you need:

  • Insecticide granules or sprays: oftanol or diazinon
  • Marigolds, fritillaria, Euphorbia or castor beans
  • Bulb dust with 20 percent thiram
  • Vibrating mole repellent device

Preventing Yard Moles

How to Prevent Yard Moles

  • First thing that you need to do is to try and reduce or even getting rid of the moles food supply that the moles are attracted to
    • The normal diet for moles include insect larvae, invertebrates, earthworms, centipedes and other small insects.
    • You can simply spread your lawn or garden by using insecticide granules as well as spraying the area in order to reduce the moles food supply.

The content of insecticides granules includes oftanol or diazinon which is a powerful ingredient in controlling any type of lawn insects. You must also make sure to follow all the instructions provided by the product’s manufacturer displayed on the label of the product.

  • Another method that you can use is by spraying the affected area using a mole repellant.
    • Mole repellant normally contains castor oil
    • You must always follow the instructions provided by the product’s manufacturer displayed on the label of the product.
  • Apart from that, you can also plant groups or border plants such as marigolds, fritillaria, Euphorbia or castor beans on the surrounding of your yard or garden. All these plants offer you with a natural way of creating repellant method.
    • Moles will be avoiding these types of plants and will not burrow under the plants.
  • Next, you have to dust plant bulbs
    • The dust plant bulbs contains 20 percent of thiram
    • The Thiram normally helps to repel moles for at least three weeks.
  • You can also trap the moles in order to dispose them off your office.
    • You can choose several types of traps to suit your skill in catching fish. It is recommended that you use the harpoon trap
    • Moles can be easily trapped during the spring or fall period.
    • Moles trap can also be purchased from your local garden stores.
  • Another thing that you can use is to install a vibrating mole repellent device. The design is designed specifically to include vibration and also able to repel the moles from small garden areas.
    • You must also follow the directions provided by the products manufacturer’s label for any installation that needs to be done.
  • In addition, there is also alternative items that include mole poison baits, mole repellents, and fuming devices
    • These alternative items will always be affective and able to help you keep the moles out for the time being.
    • Other things that you need to use is the raised beds
    • You need to use chicken wire, medal mesh, or another sturdy barrier that you could buried them with at least 2 foot under the ground. It will be able to bury for at least 2 foot beneath the ground.
    • You can also block the entrance beneath the ground before its programmer has the ability to prevent moles from making any entry before it is ever mode.

    Always remember that if you want to prevent yard moles using repellents,

    • You need to take note that repellents normally take 3 to 7 days before the repellents can become effective. The repellent will remain effective for up to 30 to 75 days.
    • If you think that heavy rain is predicted for the day, you have to make sure to avoid spraying repellents.

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