Moles are destroying yards all over West Michigan.  Ever wonder how to get rid of these little critters without killing them?  Here are a few life hacks that may help you below.

Plant Daffodils and Marigolds
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Moles detest the smell of daffodils and marigold so you should use these flower bearing plants as hedges on your lawns and gardens. Although you cannot expect that moles will leave your entire yard or garden alone if you plant daffodils and marigolds, you can be sure that they will keep off the area near these plants. A bonus for planting these types of plants in your lawn or garden is that they will not only ward of the feisty moles, they can also make your lawn and garden look lovely.

Castor Oil
Similar to planting Marigolds, Castor Oil came up on almost every website during my search. says,

Mole Scam Professional-22 lbs- -is a professional granulated mole repellent that drives moles from your yard by organic repellents (Castor Oil - 17.0%, Citronella Oil - .9997% , Garlic Oil - .0003%). Apply Mole Scram Professional during the mole seasons, usually in the spring and fall; lasts 30-45 days, covers up to 16, 500 square feet.

Live Traps
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If you are known as someone who can’t even kill a fly, consider live traps. After you capture these uninvited guests in your yard you can relocate them, avoiding killing. Locate the tunnels which moles are currently using. Flatten the pushed up soil and check the next day if it’s risen again. After you located active tunnels, place a live trap in the entrance to the hole and cover with any solid covering. A mole will get into the trap basket but will not be able to get out.

Check out the pictures of my mole infested yard below.

Here's a video I found on YouTube of a guy releasing a mole into the wild.  It immediately digs it's way deep into the ground.


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