13 Feb Organic Controls for Moles
Posted at 15:22h in Landscaping
Even though voles are often confused with moles and these rodents are entirely different, you can eliminate them in the same manner.
If your lawn or garden seem to be overtaken with moles or voles, it is no laughing matter. It is very frustrating, but know that with knowledge of the enemy you can get control and outwit these critters.
Moles actively feed day and night all year so it is important to take action to control them immediately.
Believe it or not, moles do fit in with natures grand plan. The tunneling activity of moles loosens soil providing aeration. Moles also consume numerous garden pests and insects. However, they can also be a very big problem for homeowners. Their tunneling can wreck havoc on lawns. They eat the root system of the turf causing the raised areas of grass to dry out and die.
Moles eat grubs, which are considered garden pests, so getting rid of grubs may be beneficial to your lawn and garden as well.
Bait cage traps with cheese, sesame oil, or peanut butter. Moles/voles eat midday to early evening when they are more active.
Cat mint inserted directly into mole holes can deter them. You can even try garlic and onion.
Moles make their dens under trees, buildings and sidewalks. It can consist of many chambers connected with runways. These deeply dug runways provide passage from his living area to his hunting grounds, as well as provide protection against predators.