Mole in the yard.

Asked April 4, 2017, 12:10 PM EDT

Hello, we're new to the area and just discovered we have a mole problem in the back yard. Can you kindly suggest a way to move it and repel them from returning? Thank you! Love the website!

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

There are no easy solutions when it comes to mole control. It may be easiest to tolerate them. Repellents have a limited success rate.
Moles feed on a variety of soil insects like earthworms and grubs. They are more a nuisance in the spring and fall when soil moisture levels are higher and prey are closer to the surface of the soil.
Moles usually move on when their food supply and habitat changes. Tamp down raised tunnels with your foot whenever they appear and the ground is not soggy. Some reseeding may be required. As a last resort you can use a lethal trap to control moles. For more information see publication on Nuisance Wildlife for information on moles