You don't get a beautiful garden overnight. It requires a lot of work and toil. The last thing you want is to find a molehill in your lawn. Fortunately, there is a solution to every problem, including those caused by moles in the garden. You can fight moles with water or chase them away, but there are many other possibilities. Would you like to know more about mole control? We give you the info you need!
Moles in the garden? Have them controlled as soon as possible!
If you find moles in the garden, you know that your garden will be covered with molehills in no time. Unfortunately, it's not just one. There are more and more of them and your garden gets more and more damaged. That is why it is so important to get help in time. If you wait too long, it will become increasingly difficult to repair your lawn. Which leaves you having to spend money on lawn repair.
Prevention is always better than cure. What do you do if you see that your neighbor is suffering from moles? Then it's best to take precautions. You can do this by using mole netting. This is a type of plastic that is placed just under the sod, preventing moles from still being able to get above the ground. Thus, moles can still be present in your garden, but can no longer leave molehills behind. Still, this is not the ideal solution because as they dig burrows under your lawn, your lawn can sag. So it is better to chase away moles or control them.
What are the possibilities?
If you want to get rid of moles permanently, then mole control is the best choice. If you don't know how to do this, it's best to let a professional do it for you. There are several ways to control moles. We give you an overview of the possibilities!
Catching moles with a trap
Trapping moles with a trap is often used by professional pest controllers. This is because it is one of the most effective ways. If you want to catch moles with a trap, it is better not to do this yourself. Installing a clamp is very difficult because it must be placed in the right place. This is because a mole clamp is a metal clamp that must be placed under tension in a mole hole. The idea is that the clamp will close when the mole moves over it. The mole will then die.
Fighting moles with poison
You can also control moles with poison. If you choose to control moles with poison, then you should put poison in the dug corridors and near the molehill. Once the mole comes in contact with the poison, the critter dies.
Fighting moles with water
Sometimes mole control with water is also chosen. However, this method is not so simple. For this, you need to bury a bucket half filled with water near a mole entrance. Thus, the top of the bucket should be level with the bottom of the entrance. The critters will then drown in the water. However, this is not the best method because other critters can get in as well.
Repelling moles in an animal-friendly way
The above ways to control moles are not the most animal-friendly, but they are the most effective methods. Would you rather not kill the critter? Then there are a number of other ways to tackle your mole problem!
Repel moles with vibration or sound
Moles are blind animals. They respond mainly to vibrations and sounds. So you can chase away moles with the help of ultrasound or an iron pole that creates vibrations in the ground. These are tools that you can often buy in stores. This way to chase away moles is animal-friendly, but sometimes you need some patience.
Repel moles with scent
Another way you can chase away moles is by smell. The sense of smell is well developed in the mole. Because of this, you can use special scent bags that spread an unpleasant smell for the mole. You don't have to worry about the environment because these products are ecologically sound. The scent bags usually consist of garlic species.
Catching moles with mole tube
The most animal-friendly way to catch moles is with the help of a mole tube. With the mole tube, you can catch the mole alive and then release it into the forest. You need to place the mole tube in a mole hole and check it twice a day. You need patience for this as well.
Cost of mole control
The price of mole control depends on your situation. The larger your property, the longer it will take to control the moles and thus the more it will cost you. In addition, the method a professional uses can vary depending on your situation. In general, you can count on a price starting at 89 euros per time the mole exterminator comes by.