How to Get Rid of Moles & Voles Fast Using Home Remedies

Here are our top suggestions for getting rid of moles and voles in the backyard using natural home remedies. Take action before these small mammals make your yard look like a war zone.

How to get rid of moles and voles

1. Plug in Solar Mole Repellers

Solar mole repellers chase away moles and voles by emitting low-frequency sonic pulses into the ground. This makes it unbearable for underground rodents like moles and voles.

2. Set up a Peanut Butter Cage Trap

Get a cage trap that has sensitive triggers and smear peanut butter near the inside end of the trap. Both moles and voles will be attracted to the peanut butter and will (fingers crossed) go into the trap on the first attempt. You could try using the humane mouse traps to capture the moles and voles.

3. Remove their Food Source

Moles and voles will spend time in your backyard if there is a plentiful supply of food. Identify the grubs and small insects, such as ants and crickets, the moles like to feed on and find a way to repel those insects. For example, one way to repel ants is by making a DIY borax trap. For voles, they primarily have a plant-based diet so you may need to regularly clear the yard of organic debris like dead leaves and fallen plant seeds.

Moles and voles FAQ

Are moles bad for the garden?

No, moles aren’t necessarily bad for your yard. Moles are believed to be pests that build molehills, which can harm plant roots and eventually damage them. However, moles are delicate animals that improve the soil by eating insects and pests and often get blamed for damage they have zero knowledge of. The only damage caused by moles is that they create molehills which a gardener can easily deal with by pressing back the soil using water and their foot.

Overall, moles are beneficial to a yard in that they aerate the soil through the tunnels they dig, they eat grubs which are harmful because they eat grass roots, and they also eat beetles which love feeding on your plants and destroy rose blossoms. We blame moles for destroying root ornaments and bulbs but the real culprits are mice, chipmunks, and voles. A yard or lawn recovers on its own after raking out mounds and ridges. If you feel that moles are not good for your yard and want to address the problem, consider using traps as it is the most dependable method. Observe their behaviors and position the traps in straight runs.