How Many Moles Will Typically Be In My Lawn Area?There is usually only one mole doing all that damage to your lawn and the rest of the family is
feasting in your neighbors’ lawn areas.
Moles usually spend the majority of their life alone without any
contact with other moles with three exceptions: During the times below you could definitely have more than one mole
Male moles do seek out and visit a single female mole or several female
Females typically have four babies each year in April or May. They will
stay with their mother in the deep underground nest for about five weeks. At three months olds, the
offspring are almost as big as their parents and begin for the most part living a solitary
Your lawn area is so big that the new additions to the mole family did
not have to move out of your yard to be far enough away from other moles to set up their own
What are Your Options:
- Staying “Green” and sharing your lawn with the moles
- Using a pesticide such as Spectracide's "Traizicide" applied to your lawn
area based on product recommendations will eventually eliminate their meal source of grubs and other insects.
It is not a quick solution to the immediate problem but you have to eliminate the grubs in the long run to make
your lawn less appetizing to the moles. The down side to this chemical option is eliminating beneficial insects
from your lawn such as earthworms. However, this pesticide kills fleas, ticks, spiders and many other types of
- There are traps on the market to actually trap the moles. Choker and spear
traps are the two most common types. Don't want to spend money on a trap or deal with the dangerous aspects of
actually setting the tension loaded traps: See the free ways below.
- Another product on the market is designed to be connected to your car's tail
pipe then to a water hose. The device will send carbon monoxide silently into the mole's burrows to kill the
pesky damaging rascals. While their natural survival skills and acute touch make many moles immediately wary of
the traps, chemicals and other products used; like humans they are not aware of the carbon monoxide until it is
too late to escape. Note: Don't try to just hook a hose to your exhaust without using the device designed to
work without hurting your vehicle. Follow the supplier's recommendation.
- People swear mole chaser devices that make noise, putting spearmint gum down
in the holes, using cayenne pepper mixed with dishwashing soap, using castor oil or placing crushed glass down
in the holes will work to get rid of the moles by making them run away or kill them. Keep in mind the glass
method could injure you or your children if one of you are digging in the area in the future and forget about
the glass pieces. Your pets could also cut their feet if they start digging for the moles that didn’t eat the
"What else can I use for mole eradication besides chemicals,
purchased traps, broken glass or the carbon monoxide methods?"
What About Cheap or Freebie Methods? Find Out