Holy moley: natural mole repellent
Earlier this summer, I began to notice small round holes in my lawn. I thought maybe a snake or spider had made them, so I poked a stick down a few of them hoping the resident of the hole would scurry out so I could see who he/she was. No one came out, and the holes began to rapidly multiply. After asking my friends on Facebook, I determined that these holes were made by moles.
This surprised me as I’d never seen a mole. (To be fair, the grass on my lawn is REALLY long right now, so they could be throwing parties out there, and I probably wouldn’t know.) I was told that the moles eat the grubs, who eat your plants. So, I pondered about which one I’d rather have under the my lawn… the moles or the grubs. I decided I truly needed to eradicate the moles because my lawn was starting to look like Swiss cheese and feel all squishy when you walked on it. I either had an army of moles or one highly productive Type A personality mole.
I, of course, did not want to kill this cadre of moles, but I did need them to stop building Mole City under my lawn. I researched natural mole repellents and decided to order two solar powered mole chasers. They are stakes that you stick into your lawn, and every 30 seconds or so they produce a high pitched noise that apparently really peeves the moles. It peeves them so much that they look for a new home. The trick is to make sure your neighbors don’t have MORE annoying mole chasers on their own property.
I looked at one other mole chasing product online that was actually driven by the wind. It had to be mounted on a tall metal pole, and the whirring of the blades was said to be very unpleasant to the moles. That seemed a bit more noisy and troublesome to me given that the solar powered models I bought sit flush to the ground and are hardly audible at all.
It seems like logically this product will work, but only time will tell.