How to Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard

September 5th, 2019 | Posted by Jason Rohrbaugh
mole trenches in lawn

Moles can be a real pain in the butt in the summer, and your lawn can take a big hit with these things roaming around.  Most people don’t recognize the mess right away, but after a while you will be able to see trenches dug by these critters.  The ground will mound up with tunnels and it will turn soft.  We want you to be able to catch the problem right away.

Trapping the Moles

Trapping them can work if done the right way.  With whatever trap you acquire from the store, make sure to place the trap in the tunnel entrance or exit.  This will make it difficult for the mole to get around. This is the safest way to eradicate them from your yard.

Tampering with their food

This option will work, but it consists of poisoning a mole’s food source with harmful chemicals. This can work but can be also dangerous if you have pets or children. You don’t want to be messing with poisonous chemicals around them. If these aren’t a problem, then this can be a good tactic to getting rid of them.


Repellents don’t always work, but the best one to try and prevent moles from invading would be castor oil repellents.  You can find these in the store if you’re not comfortable with trapping or using chemicals.  Remember, this method doesn’t always work depending on how big of a yard you have.

When trapping, make sure to lay several traps down if you have more than one tunnel.  This will ensure that you’re covering the whole area.  Moles are annoying critters that can cause problems to your yard when the rain comes around.  They leave tunnels that mound up on the lawn, which will turn into a mud disaster when the rain pours down.  This doesn’t help when you’re trying to mow the lawn after it’s dry.

Contact Crew Cut Lawn & Landscaping at 443-336-3525 for all your lawn care needs.  We can help you with your mole problems, landscaping, power washing, and other services.