A common question we get asked is, ‘how do I get rid of moles in my garden without killing them?’

This can be tricky because there are a number of tales and theories about mole prevention but the reality is, many of them do more harm than good. What’s more, mole infestations should be dealt with in accordance to the relevant CRRU regulations.

If you think you have a mole problem, please contact a trusted pest controller who will be able to eradicate them safely, effectively and humanely. In the meantime, there are a number of tactics you can employ to encourage moles to move on by themselves.

• Remove their food supply by controlling earthworms and grubs
• Moles don’t like marigolds, daffodils or alliums so by adding some to your garden, you’ll be sure to see the back of them soon
• Moles and the insects they like to eat thrive in moist, shady soil. While you don’t want to completely dry the soil out, doing so just a little bit can have enough of an impact on the grub and earthworm population to encourage moles to go elsewhere
• If you want to protect specific plants from potential mole damage, dig a two to three-foot hole and line the sides and bottom with wire mesh. Fill the hole with soil and the plant so moles can’t get to them
• Invest in a sonic device which omits a sound which is audible to moles but not humans. The noise will make them move on quickly.

If all else fails and you need help getting rid of moles in your garden please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local Prokill team via our online contact form