Getting Rid of Moles in Your Yard
July 3, 2014
Of the many pests that can tear up your lawn and garden, moles are among the most damaging. Like many other homeowners, you might have considered searching online to find home remedies and do-it-yourself mole control methods. However, these DIY approaches don't work and end up giving the moles more time to settle into your yard. In order to effectively get rid of moles, you'll want to hire professional pest control experts.
Ineffective DIY Mole Control Methods
If your home remedy takes awhile to become effective, getting control of expanding tunnels will become more difficult as moles will have more time to tunnel and become habituated. You'll feel that you are fighting every day, but not getting anywhere, when you see more holes in your garden and lawn. Here are the most popular DIY mole control techniques that, unfortunately, are ineffective.
Vibration Devices: These are devices that are placed in the soil and supposedly create sound waves to scare the moles away from your yard. While it is a humane strategy, it simply doesn't work because the moles will get used to the sounds and or vibrations. After you have invested in a supersonic vibrating sensor, you'll come to find out that it is a useless and expensive gimmick.
Grub Controls: Using grubs to kill moles is an ineffective strategy because although moles might eat insects and grubs, their favorite and primary source of food is the earthworm. Other DIY methods may suggest eliminating a mole's food source. This would only eliminate beneficial insects and cause the mole to move to another location in your yard or an adjacent lot.
Poison Bait: Poison pellets, in forms of peanuts or other grains, will not work because moles are insectivores, not rodents, and will not eat this bait.
Fumigation: Fumigation techniques range from using smoke bombs to other dangerous chemicals and are rarely successful and will also destroy your lawn in the process. Any poison or chemicals used for mole removal can be hazardous to outdoor pets and children.
Other Home Remedies: We've all heard of bizarre strategies that include pickle juice, cayenne pepper, moth balls, human hair balls, gasoline, etc. Before you invest in home remedies that won't work, do your research and you will find that seeking professional help will actually be your best option. You'll save yourself a headache (and money) in the long run.
Why Should I Hire a Professional to Get Rid of Moles?
Professional experts in pest control have been trained to handle your pest problem in a quick, safe and effective manner. In addition, they have experience and know which methods work and those that don't. Here at Preferred Pest Control we use a baiting method that is safe and does not cause further damage to your yard.
For more information about our four step baiting program that will get rid of moles in your yard and keep them from coming back, contact us today. For nearly 30 years we have been committed to helping central Iowans create a space that is pest free, so you can be worry free!