Mole Repellents and Traps: Does It Work?

Moles are small rodents that love to burrow underground, uprooting your backyard and threatening the structure of your home. While store-bought mole repellents and traps claim to be a solution to your burrowing rodent problem, how effective are these treatments at getting rid of moles?

How Mole Repellent Works

Mole repellent can be effective at deterring moles, if used correctly.

Repellents either come in a liquid spray that can be used on affected areas or solid pellets that are inserted into molehills. Chemical-free ultrasonic repellents send vibrations underground and overwhelm their sense of hearing.

Castor oil is another active ingredient found in most mole repellents because its scent is overpowering to a mole’s sense of taste and smell. When properly applied, castor oil will seep into mole burrows and drive the pests away.

If mole repellents don’t work, store-bought traps are another often effective method of mole removal.

How Mole Traps Work

Traps are a less humane method of getting rid of moles than natural repellents. While mole traps can work if set up correctly, they can be tricky and hard to maintain. There are several different types of mole traps with varying levels of efficiency. How well a trap works depends on the following factors:

  • Size of infestation: The severity of your mole infestation will determine how many traps you will need to buy. The more moles you have, the more traps you’ll need.
  • Quality of trap: Lethal traps are usually the sturdiest and are made of stainless steel or aluminum. They’ll be the most weather-resistant, but they’re also the least humane.
  • Usability: Some mole traps can be difficult to set up and can accidentally put you at risk of injury. Other traps require multiple hands to set up.

The Trouble with Mole Repellents and Traps

Mole repellents and traps may be effective, but they require constant maintenance and won’t permanently solve your mole problem. Your best solution for complete mole removal is relying on the professional mole removal services of the experts at Critter Control® of Polk County.

Professional Mole Removal Services Near You

Instead of using harsh chemicals or harmful traps, the experienced wildlife removal technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County use safe and humane methods to permanently remove moles from your property. To schedule your inspection and receive a free mole removal estimate by calling today at 863-204-2815.


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