Everyone likes beautiful and clean garden. A lot of effort and determination goes into maintaining your garden completely spot free and safe from rodents, pests and other destructing microbes and entities. During the rainy seasons, it gets so much more difficult to keep the lovely plants that have demanded so much of your time and endeavors. The carefully manicured garden and lawns suddenly looks only dirty and depressing when we encounter a mole. The mounds of dirt that rise unexpectedly in the crooks and corners of your garden can make you restless and irritated. Sometimes the less interested people let go of it considering it some kind of soil upheaval due to poor underground conditions or too much salinity in a particular place. It is important to realize that your garden may be the victim of mole activity. Drawn tunnels and mounds of dirt in absolutely patched green corners are classic evidences of moles. If you do have them then it is better to be cautious and do something to control them before it gets too late.
There are many ways through which you can ensure that your garden gets rid of them.
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1. Trapping intelligently:
The most conventional and often repeated way is use to traps to catch the moles. The traps come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years, many new alterations have been introduced nut experts believe that the most effective ones are the good old ones which are placed inside the tunnels. They increase the probability of catching moles. The newer ones, with spikes, have not only lesser probability of catching the moles but they also are dangerous to the kids in house since they protrude partially above from the ground. The placement of these traps is then another issue that must be handled carefully. Wrongly placed traps in the much less frequented areas will not yield desirable results. If you witness evidences of large scale activity, it is important that you should not be contended with placement of just one or two traps. The traveling tunnels on the other hand are the best places for the traps.
2. Pesticide Control:
The second option can be fast and effective pesticide control by spraying of gases or chemicals in the garden. Pesticides are the surest and the most established way of killing out pests but the conundrum arises when you are tempted to choose the same solution for your garden and lawns. There are other flowers and plants too in your garden. Additionally if you have a family, there is also danger of kids getting affected with sprayed chemicals or fumes of toxic solutions. Chemical are the surest solution but these also are the riskiest ones.
3. Improved soil drainage:
Grub controlling may not result in expected results as most people mistakenly believe. Moles will continue to exist and thrive even without them. Their primary diet is earthworms and there can never exist a healthy garden without earthworms, that’s why it is futile to attempt to clear off earthworms from your garden or lawn since it will also lead to destruction of your grass.
Moles like to live inside cool wet places. They are more comfortable snuggled inside the cool and wet tunnels they dig deep under the ground inside garden. Perhaps an effective way of forcing them out of their snug zones is to improve the soil drainage conditions. Once perfect soil drainage conditions are achieved, the underground soil will not be wet or primarily moist. The perfect living conditions for moles can thus be disturbed to stop them from destructing your beautiful garden.
Another most popularly tried solution is to use baits in form of worms or other insects that moles are particularly crazy about. These baits work just like meat baits while catching fish. If not insects then poisonous tablets are also used camouflaged inside peanuts to allure the moles. These are unarguably the cleanest way of killing pests but if you other pets in your house such as cats and dog, then it can be a bit of problem.
5. Technological solutions:
Today technology has devised answer to every problem of mankind. Moles can also be killed through a variety of fast and fool proof options forwarded by technology. Some of these include underground vibrators and heat inducers that force moles to appear on surface where they can be subsequently finished off.
There are then other instant yet dangerous ways off killing them too such as moth balls. But you have to be careful about your pets too if you have any.