Moles in our yard - Knowledgebase Question

Isanti, MN (Zone 4)
Question by louiseduff
August 29, 2008
We have moles in our yard and they are destroying our grass root system. What should we do to get rid of them?


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Answer from NGA
August 29, 2008

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Although there are lots of reported remedies for getting rid of gophers and moles, including plants and homemade concoctions, nothing really works except trapping the creatures. Gophers and moles feed on grubs and other insects in the soil. As long as you have healthy soil teaming with beneficial insects and their larvae, you'll have the potential for attracting the critters. To get rid of them, invest in a scissors-type gopher trap, and set it carefully - as often as necessary to catch and kill the entire population. Once you've gotten rid of them, encourage your neighbors to do the same. If it's any consolation, gophers and moles in your yard are a compliment to your skills as a gardener. They prefer rich, moist, organic soil teeming with insects!

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