Moles can quickly become major nuisances in your yard, causing damage to your lawn and landscape with unsightly tunnels, holes, and dead foliage. While there are different methods of mole control, mole repellents can be a smart option if you are not interested in killing the moles. Mole repellent is easy to use and can be very effective when used correctly.
A granular formula that helps prevent moles, voles, shrews and other tunneling animals from damaging your home, garden, and lawns.
How Mole Repellents Work
Mole repellents work by producing an unpleasant sensation for the animal through touch, taste, and smell. Most mole repellent relies on taste and consumption of the repellent for it to be effective. Mole repellents on the market today have castor oil as the active ingredient, making natural mole repellent easy to find. The castor oil in the product coats the mole’s food source (grubs, and other insects), and causes the mole to have digestive problems. Eventually, the mole will make the connection and vacate the area. There are some products on the market that are designed to get rid of moles, like a sonic mole repeller, solar more repeller, or electronic mole repeller, as they might be found in stores or online. However, they have not been shown to be very effective.
How To Use Mole Repellents
Mole repellents come in liquid or granular formula. Liquids can be applied with a hose-end sprayer, and granules can be broadcast with a spreader or hand applied to small areas.
With any mole repellent, the goal is for the product to be absorbed into the soil. They must be watered in thoroughly in order to penetrate and activate the product.
Mole repellents may take a few days to a few weeks to take affect. The moles must make the connection between the foods in the area to their discomfort.
After applying your repellent, you may notice an increase in mole activity as the moles vacate the area.
Make sure to read the label carefully and follow all directions and safety warnings.
People often try to control moles by controlling white grubs (a main food source of moles) in their lawns. While this might cut back on the food supply, this will not deter moles completely since they eat a variety of insects.