Many gardeners and landscapers wonder how to get rid of ground moles. They are generally fairly docile and not harmful, but their burrows can disrupt gardens and sod. They spend most of their time in these burrows, so they are rarely observed by humans and do not borrow most pets. However, because of the destruction they do to backyards, a homeowner may have to get rid of ground moles. Not all yards are affected by ground moles equally. Moles tend to like moist, sandy soils, so people who live on land that is more clay like tend not to be bothered as much by ground moles. Additionally, ground moles gravitate to areas where they can find food sources. Their main source of food is grubs and other insects, so yards which are rich in insects are more enticing to ground moles.
There are several kinds of substances which tend to repel ground moles. Moles tend to not like caster oil, so it may be effective to treat an affected lawn with caster. There is a repellent called Thiram, which can work well for people who want to get rid of ground moles. In general, poisons and trapping does not work for moles. This is because they prefer to feed on insects, and tend not to be attracted by grain, fruits, or other things used to bait traps. If a person is able to get rid of moles with caster oil, they can try fumigants which are specifically manufactured by for getting rid of moles.
Perhaps the easiest way to rid a yard of moles is to make the yard less hospitable for them. Since they feed on grubs, getting rid of grubs can rid the yard of moles. Additionally, since moles like moisture, removing moisture sources from a yard, and watering less, can rid a yard of moles. In the quest to get rid of moles, many people have suggested many other things. When recommending ideas about how to get rid of moles, many people suggest odd things (like crushed glass and electromagnetic devices), but these tend not to work.