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How to Get Rid of Garden Moles

There is little that can be done to prevent moles entering an area. They often move in from adjacent woodland and banks.  Moles are good swimmers and streams present no barrier to their movement

There are plenty of old wives tales that will tell you how to get rid of garden moles, but most of these have no scientific support whatsoever. These include:

  • Flooding mole tunnels with a hosepipe
  • Pouring castor oil down the tunnels

TIP YOU CAN TRUST: Reduce the main food source of moles by removing moss and weeds that earthworms are known to like. Having said that, it’s worth remembering that a certain number of worms are good for aerating the soil in your lawn.

Professional Garden Mole Removal

There is an argument for tolerating a small number of moles, as they are not known to carry disease. If this is how you feel, simply remove the earth that makes up the molehills and use a roller to flatten lawn areas where required.

While DIY pest control products can deal with smaller mole problems, a professional mole control service will probably be required for larger outbreaks of garden moles on your property.

Rentokil does not offer a nationwide service to get rid of moles in the garden, but your local Yellow Pages will be able to provide you with details of an operator who specialises in mole control and removal.

Should you require any advice regarding other household pests, call us free on 0861 117 852 or email us.

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