Moles can be very destructive to our lawns and gardens. Moles thrive in sandy and well irrigated soil. Moles hide underground to store their food and build their nest which results in large, hideous heaps of dirt in the middle of perfectly modified lawn. Moles can create more than a hundred tunnels a day which can make it difficult to control them. You need to choose from a variety of mole control products available to prevent them from burrowing into your lawn.
One type of mole control product that there is available is the traps. This is perhaps one of the best products for controlling moles. There are a variety of mole traps that can be found in the market. These traps include choker loop trap which catches moles in a tight strap, harpoon traps which grab the mole with large spikes, and the scissor jaw trap which has two jaws that catch the mole when it comes out of its hill. For the more humane option, pit traps catch the moles while they are still alive.
Chemicals are not always effective mole control products, and there are laws concerning usage of these types of products. Be sure to check first with your local regulations before opting with this type of mole control method. Aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges are usually allowed work best if placed in deep tunnels. Toxicants, such as chlorophacinone pellets are effective over a long period of time.
There is a list of home remedies that are capable mole control products. None of these mole control products are scientifically proven, but they are still worth trying out. Mole control products at home that can be used are petroleum, chewing gum, bleach or broken bottles in the mole tunnels. Other mole control products that can be used are electrical, high-frequency sound and magnetic devices.
Prevention is still one of the best ways to control mole problems. Since moles love sandy soil, it will help if you pack your yard with a soil roller. Insecticides can be also used as a mole control product because it kills their food source, preventing them from ever housing underneath your lawn.