Yard Mole Removal: Everything You Need to Know

Yard mole sitting on top of a mole hill

When you make a big deal out of something, it could be said that you’re “making a mountain out of a molehill.” But do you know what is a big deal? Actual mole damage to your beautiful yard!

While moles are cute little creatures, their tunneling can kill grass, ruin your garden and make the ground squishy and uneven to walk on. 

Yard mole removal can also be tricky. Luckily, the experts Animal Remover have plenty of experience in mole removal and prevention, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know in today’s blog post. 

What are Yard Moles?

Yard moles are small burrowing mammals that feed on insects and spend most of their time underground. A yard mole can tunnel a hundred feet in one day, which can cause an incredible amount of damage! 

Yard moles have poor eyesight, but their sense of touch is extra sensitive, helping them dig and locate food. 

While yard moles may look similar to mice, they are not related–mice eat a plant-based diet, while moles are carnivores who feed primarily on earthworms and grubs. 

Signs of Yard Mole Infestation

There are several tell-tale signs you need mole removal services:

  • Long tunnels in your yard that may appear as raised ridges
  • Mounds of dirt spaced around 6-feet apart (called molehills)
  • Chunks of dirt rather than finely ground soil–the difference between mole and gopher damage
  • Dead grass along mole tunnels

Because other animals tunnel underground, such as voles and gophers, it’s best to not try and identify mole damage on your own–consult a mole removal expert as soon as possible. 

Related Post: Do You Need Vole, Gopher, or Mole Animal Removal?

Yard Mole Removal Tips

Yard mole removal isn’t easy, but there are several ways to deter the little creatures from entering your yard:

  • Insect control: Controlling insects in your yard through pest control services can reduce mole food supply, discouraging them from digging in your yard. 
  • Landscaping: Moles love to burrow under bushes and shrubs, feeding on the insect population near their roots. Removing bushes and shrubs may help prevent mole infestation. 
  • Repellant: Soaking mole tunnels with homemade mole repellent may help discourage moles, or you could try planting flowers from the allium family, which have a strong smell that moles find unpleasant.  

It’s important to note that none of these DIY mole removal methods are guaranteed effective. The very best solution to yard mole infestation is to call experienced mole removal experts who will inspect your yard and recommend more effective methods such as trapping or exclusion. 

Yard Mole Removal in Cincinnati, Ohio: Contact Animal Remover

The animal control experts at Animal Remover would love to help solve your yard mole problem and protect your beautiful yard from further damage! Call us today at 513-324-WILD or contact us online for more information about our wildlife removal services.