8 yard mole removal methods that are low effort

Summary:  Low effort yard mole removal methods

All below 8 vole and yard mole removal methods focus on low effort. Besides effort, we have rated each method in the following areas: Effectiveness short-term, effectiveness long-term, cost, health/safety/environment. Below table gives a first overview. This is then followed by a summary for each vole and yard mole removal method:

 8 vole and yard mole removal methods that are low effort 03 vole poison 06 moles in yard - vibration devices 07 vole holes sound devices  vole and yard mole removal via natural mole killer 10 how to catch voles with cat dog 11 how to kill moles using water 14 Habitat modification as natural field mouse repellent 16 how to kill a mole with rodent torch

 

Method 3:  Poison/Bait

03a vole poisonPoison is often an effective method for getting rid of voles and moles in a short period. Cost and effort of this yard mole removal method are relatively low compared to other methods. Long-term protection usually requires repeated application of the poison. Using mole and vole poison is controversial from an environmental and animal friendliness point of view and special attention needs to be given to the safety of kids and pets. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 3: Vole poison – How to get rid of voles in 2-3 weeks

 

Method 6:  Vibration Devices

06a moles in yard - vibration devicesIf set up correctly, vibration devices can be a good vole and yard mole removal method. This can unfortunately also become quite an expensive approach to mole and vole control … unless you are only trying to protect a small area or a few specific plants. (On the plus side, ongoing costs and effort are close to zero … so you only have to fork out the money once. Thereafter you will be free of voles and moles for years to come.)  Compared to other methods, vibration devices are easy to set up. They are safe with kids and pets and generally friendly to the environment. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 6: Moles in yard – How to get rid of them with vibration devices

 

Method 7:  Sound Devices

07a getting rid of voles and moles via sound devices near vole holesSound devices can be an effective vole and mole deterrent if spaced at the right distance. Unfortunately they are also one of the most expensive vole and yard mole removal methods. (Unless where the area is small or only a few plants need to be protected.) Unlike most other methods, sound devices are easy to set up. They are generally friendly to animals and the environment, and safe to humans and pets. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 7: Can sound devices near vole holes get rid of the animals?

 

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 yard mole removal 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

 vole and yard mole removal methods - how to kill moles using waterGetting rid of voles and moles by flooding their burrow is simple, cheap and low effort. However, this yard mole removal 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 14:  Habitat Modification

14a natural field mouse repellent by habitat modificationHabit modification can play an important part in your getting rid of voles and moles. It is never 100% guaranteed and therefore best used as a complimentary yard mole removal method. It is usually cheap but often requires additional ongoing effort. For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 14: Habitat modification as natural field mouse repellent

 

Method 16:  Rodent torch

16a how to kill a mole with rodent torchOnce you have learned how to kill a mole with this device, you can be rodent free within hours. However, this effective yard mole removal device comes at its price (>$1000). It is not friendly to the environment and requires very strict safety guidelines. (It is actually forbidden in many places.) For more details on this method see our dedicated page: Method 16: How to kill a mole with a rodent torch

 

 

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