8 cheap vole and mole extermination methods

Summary:  Low cost vole and mole extermination methods

All of below 8 vole and mole extermination methods are low cost … some are even for free. Besides cost, we have rated each method in the following areas: Effectiveness short-term, effectiveness long-term,  effort required, health/safety/environment. Below table gives a first overview. This is then followed by a summary for each vole and mole extermination method:

8 cheap vole and mole extermination methods 01 vole control using garlic 09 natural mole killer 10 how to catch voles with cat dog  vole and mole extermination methods - how to kill moles using water 13 natural mole repellent 15 field vole control via burrow sealing 17 getting rid of moles and voles via fumigation 18 how to kill voles with weapons

 

Method 1:  Garlic Barrier

01a vole control using garlicThis is one of the best vole and mole extermination method: It is not only effective immediately … but also lasts for years. Unlike most other approaches, it’s almost for free, does no harm to animals and the environment and is totally safe for pets and children. You do need to put in a few hours of effort once … but thereafter no further work will need to be done at all. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 1: Vole control using garlic: effective, animal friendly and cheap

 

Method 9:  Wild Predators

09a natural mole killerMany wild predators are excellent vole and mole killers. They are also one of the most natural ways to control mole and vole populations. This method is safe, low effort and low cost. Unfortunately though, wild predators alone will never get rid of all the rodents. Hence you will still need to use additional mole control methods described on this site. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 9: Natural mole killer – can wild predators help your rodent problem?”

 

Method 10:  Domestic Predators

10a how to catch voles with cat dogTeaching your pet how to catch voles is unlikely to resolve your rodent problem completely. So you will still need to use additional vole and mole extermination methods. But if you have a cat or dog already anyway … you can very easily make it support your mission to get rid of the rodents … in a natural, environmentally friendly and safe way. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 10: How to catch voles using your cat or dog

 

Method 11:  Flooding

11a how to kill moles using waterGetting rid of voles and moles by flooding their burrow is simple, cheap and low effort. However, this vole and mole extermination method is rarely completely effective …especially for larger areas and rodent populations. Even if it does work, it doesn’t take long for the animals to come back a few weeks later. The environmental impact is debatable. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 11: How to kill moles and voles using only water

 

Method 13:  Singing Bottle

13a natural mole repellentThe Singing Bottle is a natural mole repellent that is very easy to implement. This method doesn’t cost anything other than your time. It is very friendly to animals and the environment. Unfortunately this vole and mole extermination method does not always work … especially in areas that have longer periods without wind. In many cases it makes sense to combine “Singing Bottles” with professional sound devices as described in Method 7. For more details on the Singing Bottle method see our dedicated page: Method 13: Natural mole repellent made at home: The “Singing Bottle”

 

Method 15:  Burrow Sealing

15a field vole control via burrow sealingThis vole and mole extermination method works best if done thoroughly over a long time. But even then success is not a guarantee. On the plus side, this approach is low cost and very easy to do. It is also very friendly to animals and the environment and safe for children and pets. For more details on this method, see our dedicated page: Method 15: Field vole control – does filling the holes & tunnels help?

 

Method 17:  Fumigation

17a killing moles and voles via fumigationIn some cases, fumigation can be an effective short-term vole and mole extermination method. However, there is no guarantee … especially if the affected area is big. This method generally works better with voles than with moles. In any case, this approach to killing moles does not work long-term as the rodents tend to come back quickly. A key advantage of this method is that it’s is cheap, fast and easy to do. Fumigation is one of the least environmentally friendly mole and vole control methods … and is consequently prohibited by law in many places. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 17: Killing moles and voles using the fumigation method

 

Method 18:  Shooting

 vole and mole extermination methods - how to kill voles with weaponsUnless you master this method very well, this is unlikely to be a successful vole and mole extermination method. This is because these animals are active at night and they largely live below the surface. Even if you manage to shoot a few, their high reproductive rate will ensure population to re-grow fast. Shooting rodents is hence only suitable as an additional effort to complement other methods described here. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 18: How to kill voles, moles and gophers using weapons

 

 

2 responses to “8 cheap vole and mole extermination methods

  1. So I plant garlic every foot and a half all over the yard?? I have a fairly large yard but I’m willing to do whatever it takes. The moles are horrible

    • Martin R Collins

      Yes, this is one of the best vole and mole extermination method. It usually works immediately, but best protection is achieved as the clove turns into a plant. (It then multiplied and increases the vole and mole protection.)

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