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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.

However, if you need to get rid of the garden moles on your land, Rentokil has the expertise to help.

  • In our experience, professional trapping or fumigation are the only effective solutions to a serious mole problem
  • Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians understand the habits of moles enabling effective, highly targeted treatment

If you would like help with a garden mole problem, talk to one of our helpful experts on 0800 218 2210.

Not sure if you have a garden mole problem? Click here for the signs to look for.