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How to Permanently Get Rid of Moles in Yard

How to get Rid of Moles In Yard

“Take a sniff… pull it out… the taste is going to move you when you put it in your mouth”

Catchy tune, but you won’t be singing that if you are a ‘mole person’, get it? 

Here is how to get rid of moles in yard with delicious juicy fruit. 

Juicy fruit kills moles in yard: fact or fiction?

If you have ever been the proud owner of juicy fruit gum or the wrapper, you know that the most useful information on there is this “contains Natural and artificial flavors”. 

What are these natural and artificial flavors? And is it true that juicy fruit kills moles?

The general idea behind this extraordinary DIY trick is that moles and other critters such as voles will eat the gum and their insides will gum up. So, in theory, any other type of gum can work. 

According to proponents, the “gumming up” clogs the victim’s digestive system leading to a slow painful death. Before you start feeling bad for these furry little terrors, remember that when provoked, moles bite in defense. This can lead to rabies. There is also the issue of ticks. 

What are experts saying?

Kim Carlisle, the closest thing we found to an expert on this subject, thinks that this crazy method doesn’t work, why?

A mole’s diet is made up of earthworms, grub, and bugs in general. According to her, the best way to get rid of moles is to place a chair near the yard, sit quietly and collapse mole tunnels at the first sight of mole activity using a sharp spade or pitchfork.  

Here is the truth, in all our research we have failed to find any evidence to support the claim that moles die from intestinal blockage caused by juicy fruit or any other type of bubblegum, why?

Moles are not equipped with the proper dentition to chew gum, meaning, they can’t ingest it. If they can’t ingest it, how would they digest it? You tell me. 

Lambert from Arms Family homestead, claims that if you stick juicy fruit gum in mole trails, they will eat it and die. According to him, he has seen a 90% reduction in mole activity.

So, is the claim juicy fruit kills moles fact or fiction?

There is zero scientific evidence approving or disapproving this claim. But the experiment is uncomplicated and inexpensive. We suggest you try it and tell us about it in the comments. 

How to Permanently Get Rid of Moles in Yard

Top 8 of the best mole traps that work

If the juicy fruit experiment doesn’t work, try the following mole traps. 

But before we get to that I must mention that the best way to use a trap is:

    • Start by identifying active mole tunnels.
    • Use bait such as grub, earthworms or peanut butter.
    • Keep traps, bait and poisons away from kids and pets.

No. 1 Wire Tek 1001 Easy set mole Eliminator

This trap doesn’t require you to use any poison. 

What we like:

    • Good build quality 
    • Easy to set up
    • You can easily move it 

What we don’t like:

  • Doesn’t work well in sandy soil

How to use it properly:

      • Place the trap in the newest and most active mole tunnels 
      • Move it often 
      • Use multiple traps 
      • Wear clean disposable gloves when handling the trap

No 2: CaptSure Original Humane Mouse Traps

It says mouse trap on the title, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it to capture moles. 

What we like:

  • Humane (cruelty free)
  • Good build quality 
  • Safe around kids and pets 
  • Reusable 
  • Easy to use 

How to properly use it

    • Place peanut butter, worms or grub in the compartment 
    • Open spring door
    • Place it in active mole tunnel

No 3: Tomcat Mole Trap

This mole trap kills moles without drawing blood.

What we like 

    • No blood
    • Package includes worm-like bait
    • Easy to set up
    • You can cut the fake worm in half to make more bait

What we don’t like

  • Fake worms are made of soluble material that melts in hot weather

How to use it 

  • Poke a hole 
  • Place fake worm
  • Wait 24 hours

No 4: Victor M9015 Deadset Mole Trap

This weird-looking device works really if you have enough patience and know what you’re doing. 

What we like:

    • Good build quality (sturdy)
    • Reusable 
    • Easy to set up 

What we don’t like: 

  • It may take a while to see results

No 5: victor Out O’ Sight Mole Trap 0631

Just like the other Victor product on this list, this product kills moles without chemicals or poisons.

What we like

  • Works in all types of soils including sandy soil 
  • Heavy duty 
  • Affordable
  • Reusable 

What we don’t like:

No 6: Underground Exterminator Mole and Gopher Killer

Like all creatures, mole breathe. This product exploits that weakness. Carbon monoxide gas fumes from your vehicle’s exhaust pipes kills moles and other rodents painlessly and within minutes. 

What we like

  • Kills multiple rodents at a time (moles, squirrels, voles, rats, snakes, skunks, etc.)
  • Reusable 
  • Not harmful to kids and pets 
  • No need to dispose of dead or wounded rodents 

What we don’t like

  • Only works if you have a car

No 7:  Gopherhawk Single Trap for Gophers and Moles

The set a trap and a wedge tool.

What we like

  • Very easy to setup 
  • Kills moles, gophers, and other rodents 
  • Reusable 
  • Not harmful to pets and kids

No 8: Cinch mole trap with tunnel marking flag

What we like:

  • Reusable
  • Easy to use 
  • inexpensive

What other ways do you know of that will help get rid of moles in a yard?

Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!



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