How to Get Rid of Underground Animals

Due to their ability to dig, burrow, and evade, underground animals can be difficult to remove from your Polk County property. Whether it be nuisance moles, groundhogs, gophers, armadillos, or other burrowing pests, the following tips and tricks can be helpful to get rid of underground animals that are tearing up your yard.

4 DIY Tips for Removing Underground Animals

Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your property from underground animals and the destruction they cause. Depending on the animal, there are different methods that are effective for removal and deterrence. Here are the best methods for removing underground animals on your property:

  1. Create loud noises. Moles and gophers are both sensitive to noise. Loud sounds from wind chimes or even a radio or subwoofer can deter them from your yard.

  2. Spread your pet’s waste. Using your pet’s waste as a deterrent can be effective against moles. Its smell works effectively to drive them away when placed near their burrowing holes.

  3. Try plant-based deterrents. A natural way to deter moles and gophers is to place plants around your property, specifically Castor bean or Narcissus—which are known as mole-repelling plants.
  4. Employ natural scents. The smells of fish and coffee grinds work well as natural repellents of underground animals. Placing either near entry points could do the trick.

Do-it-yourself remedies are often temporary solutions to a growing problem and extreme measures such as using poisoned bait or flooding the pests’ tunnels with carbon monoxide can be a health risk to you and inhumane towards the animal.

To avoid the stress of wasting your time and money on ineffective methods, rely on the professionals who have the right experience and equipment to get rid of underground animals quickly, safely, and permanently.

Safe and Effective Polk County Underground Animal Removal

At Critter Control® of Polk County, our technicians practice humane and efficient methods of removal for all nuisance wildlife including underground animals on your property. Our trusted CritterSafe® methods of removal include:

  1. Inspection – We identify your underground pest and locate all potential nests and entry points.
  2. Removal – We isolate and remove all nuisance underground animals from the property in a humane fashion.
  3. Restoration – Any area impacted by nuisance wildlife is cleaned, sanitized, and repaired.
  4. Prevention – We seal all entry points to your property to prevent future invasions.

Contact the professionals at Critter Control® of Polk County to permanently solve your underground animal problem. To schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate, call us today at 863-204-2815.


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