How to Keep Moles Out of Your Lawn
It’s a strange feeling when you look out and see your beautiful lawn criss-crossed by tunnel mounds. Moles make a mess of the yard. If they’ve invaded, you can trap them, and then change the environment to make your yard less attractive to them. Here are a few steps you can take to protect your lawn from this underground nuisance.
Make Your Yard Mole-Unfriendly
Moles like soft, damp earth. It’s easier to dig through, and it attracts the juicy grubs, bugs, and worms they live on. What you want to do is change conditions so that moles don’t bother coming in. Use products that control grubs and insects in your lawn to limit moles’ food supply. You can keep your lawn drier by watering less; a deep watering once a week should keep your lawn healthy.
An effective way to get rid of moles is to trap them. There are several types of traps available, such as the Tomcat Mole Trap. You’ll have more luck if you trap in the spring or fall, and if you set your traps in a main runway. These are usually straight, or they can follow the perimeter of your yard. To make sure you’re working with a main runway, poke your finger through in a few spots. If the mole repairs the damage in a day or two, you’ve got a winner.