Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:05 pm
It’s panic! Several molehills have appeared in your garden. Their presence undeniably indicates that moles have invaded the area. But killing them or using chemicals is out of the question. How to get rid of moles naturally? Dog hair, ultrasonic bollards, elderberry branches…, are ecological and economical solutions. Here are our 5 tips to get rid of moles from your garden in a natural and peaceful way!
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5 Tips For Hunting Moles Without Chemicals
One morning, you see mounds of dirt and stones on your beautiful lawn. One thing is for sure, moles have taken over and are likely to do some damage if you don’t take action. By digging up their habitat, these small animals, considered as pests, are destroying your lawn, but also the seedlings in your vegetable garden. You decide to react and chase away these moles, but without killing them, nor invading your garden with harmful products, harmful for the environment and your health. Here are our economical and safe solutions:
Who are the predators of the mole?
When a pest sneaks into our exteriors, we often think of the natural predator to get rid of it. A cat, chickens, why not? That would make us a little daily companion or good fresh eggs to enjoy every day. Unfortunately, the predators of moles will surely scare you much more than these small rodents… Indeed, there is little chance that you will release in your garden snakes, weasels, polecats, rats, a fox or raptors.
- Place dog hair in molehills
Let’s face it, Medor isn’t going to take matters into his own hands (or paws) and get rid of these little animals like a true predator. However, his hair will come in handy:
Brush your dog,
Collect the hair on the brush,
Place them in the molehills and that’s it!
The smell of your doggie’s hair will act as a great repellent and will have them running away in no time!
Good to know:
If you don’t have a dog, you can test with your hair. I hear that works too!
- Use ultrasound to keep moles away.
These little animals don’t like noise. In this case, you can use ultrasound to scare them away from your garden. Buy ultrasonic bollards from a garden center and install them in your garden. With vibrations and sound frequencies between 300 and 500 Hz, moles should quickly scurry to the neighbor’s house.
- Make noise with a plastic bottle
It’s not just ultrasound that bothers these little critters, but noise in general. Here’s an easy setup that requires little equipment:
Stick a stick in the molehill or a metal rod,
Place a plastic bottle on the rod (neck down).
At the slightest gust of wind, the sound emitted by this installation will scare away the moles.
- Push elderberry branches around molehills
Elderberry is an excellent natural mole repellent. Simply planting branches of this shrub in the ground around the molehills will scare the pests away. And to be even more effective, ferment 1 kg of elderberry leaves in 10 liters of water for several days. You’ll get a highly concentrated elderberry slurry to pour directly around and into the molehills.
- Plant castor oil in your garden
Much appreciated for beautifying the exterior, castor oil cake is also an effective repellent against many garden pests: field mice, insects, moles, etc. So to combine effectiveness and aesthetics, plant this perennial plant on your land. But be careful, this solution is not at all recommended if you have pets because of its toxicity.