You see, moles are insectivores, so they primarily consume a wide range of insects. Some of their favorites include invertebrates like earthworms, grubs, ants, and millipedes, all of which can be found underneath your lawn.
If you are experiencing animal mole damage on your property, it is time for you to take action before the problem gets worse. Fortunately, there are several safe and humane methods you can use to get rid of moles. Continue reading to learn how you can reduce animal activity on your property.
Get Rid of Moles in Gardens
This time of year, our gardens are very important to us since we don’t get warm weather and sunshine all year long here in Michigan. So when we come to find that our gardens have been plundered overnight by pesky moles, it can be quite frustrating to say the least. One of the safest and most eco-friendly methods for protecting gardens from animal moles is to create a natural barrier using plants that grow complex stem systems.
Plants and flowers such as daffodils, fritillaries, cucumbers, onions, garlic, scallions, shallots, leeks, and marigolds have prickly stems and unpleasant smells that nuisance wildlife often avoid. If food is not easily accessible, moles will not really go out of their way to get some. Mole plants and castor beans are additional options for a natural barrier fence, however they are poisonous, and should be used with caution around children and pets.
Get Rid of Moles in Lawns
There are several safe and humane options you can use to get rid of moles in your lawn. One of the safest and most eco-friendly methods is to make your own homemade, non-toxic nuisance wildlife repellent spray. All you need is a plastic spray bottle, clean water, and a few household spices or essential oils. Moles hate scents like menthol, eucalyptus, peppermint, cayenne pepper, and of course castor oil. Simply mix the ingredients together and spray around the perimeter of your lawn or in areas where you’ve noticed mole activity. Another of effective option is to have your lawn treated for grub worms and other targeted insects.
Still Can’t Stop Moles?
If moles are a persistent problem on your property, your best course of action is professional intervention. Contact a local and licensed Michigan wildlife removal and control company for safe and humane animal mole abatement service. Not only can they extract moles, they can animal proof your property to reduce the likelihood of moles and other nuisance wildlife from returning in the future.