What is the best way to prevent moles? They are tearing up my yard!

Asked April 7, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

What is the best way to prevent Moles. They are tearing up my yard and don't touch my neighbor's yards. I've tried trapping but it doesn't keep up. Thank you!

Washington County Minnesota moles

1 Response

Hi,
Unfortunately, trapping is the best way (other than paving over your lawn!) to get rid of moles. Most research shows that other "remedies" (castor oil, bleach, vibrators, etc.) don't actually work. Here is a link to information from Ohio State University: http://ohioline.osu.edu/w-fact/0011.html
I found these tips for trapping from the U: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/wildlife/tips-for-mole-trappers Please let me know if you have any additional questions.