Invasive moles quickly become an expensive nuisance when they tunnel under your Central Florida home. In addition to littering your yard with hazardous and unsightly mole holes, burrowing pests can threaten your home’s structural integrity by weakening the ground beneath your property.
Here are a few mole control methods you can utilize to deter pesky rodents and the pros and cons of each.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Common Mole Control Methods
An easy way to get rid of moles is removing their food source of grubs and other insects by using a milky spore bacteria or insecticide. Removing insects is an advantage because it can also help improve your lawn; however, certain insecticides can be harmful to the environment.
Using insecticides also takes a lot of timing to be an effective mole control treatment. For maximum effect, apply insecticide to mole infested areas in the early spring.
Mole repellents provide a humane and easy option to get rid of moles. Most repellents release scents, vibrations, or sounds that drive moles away. You can also make your own mole repellent by mixing three parts castor oil in a spray bottle with one part dish soap. Simply spray the solution on any visible mole holes in your yard. The repellent releases on its own, so you don’t need to time it to a specific season for it to work.
The downside of using mole repellent is certain scents can harm the mole’s or other animals’ digestive system. Therefore, be careful not to let your pets accidentally ingest the substance, or they could become ill.
To naturally get rid of moles, consider planting flowers such as marigolds or daffodils. These allium plants give off a strong odor that repels moles. You can also consider digging a trench around the area you want to protect from moles. Using fencing or other forms of protective landscaping can help beautify your lawn, and it won’t put any critters at risk of harm.
The main disadvantage is that yard equipment and fencing can be expensive and their installation can eat up your time.
Hiring a Mole Removal Professional
Ultimately, the most effective way to get rid of moles is by hiring a mole removal specialist. A pest control professional will have the necessary equipment and expertise to remove moles safely and humanely from your property.
Effective Mole Control Methods and Services in Orlando, FL
If you have a mole problem on your Central Florida property, contact the professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando. Using our four-step process of inspection, removal, prevention, and restoration, our mole control experts will quickly remove moles from your property and keep them from returning. Call us at 407-295-7194 today to schedule your inspection and receive a free mole removal estimate.