Asked February 23, 2018, 7:51 PM EST

My yard is full of moles; how can I rid my yard of them? Thanks.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

There are no easy solutions when it comes to mole control. 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. Activity often stops on its own so in many cases control is not needed.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