What is Ground Moles?
Moles are small insectivores (entomophagy), that is, they feed mainly on insects.
Moles have a cylindrical body shape, small eyes, and large, spade-like front paws that they use for digging and foraging for food, which mainly consists of earthworms, grubs, and other insects.
Since moles are burrowing animals that feed on insects in your lawn and garden, they are also regarded as ground moles.
They are known for their subterranean lifestyles and their ability to dig extensive networks of tunnels beneath the soil surface.
How to Get Rid of Ground Moles?
Ground moles, chipmunks, gophers, and ground squirrels can destroy your garden while sourcing for foods in your lawn.
However, you can get rid of ground moles and other burrowing mammals in your garden for good, but you should be careful if you have pets so you don’t harm them.
Some common ways to kill or deter ground moles are
- Trapping and eliminating ground moles in their active tunnels
- Using natural repellants, chemicals, and ultrasonic pest repellants, and
- Creating a physical barrier, such as a mesh, to prevent moles from entering your lawn.
How to Get Rid of Ground Moles with Vinegar?
One of the easiest ways to keep ground moles out of your garden is to use vinegar.
Yes, white vinegar, which is more acidic can kill underground moles if you pour it into their tunnels.
You can also spread white vinegar around your lawn to deter them.
Also, both apple cider vinegar (ACV) and white vinegar work in getting rid of the ground as the percentage of acetic acid in both types are enough to kill or repel moles.
Using vinegar and coffee grounds to deter ground moles is a popular home remedy but it works best if moles are just building up in your lawn.
How to Prepare Vinegar as a home remedy to get rid of Ground moles in the garden?
Add white vinegar and an equal amount of water or castor oil in a bowl, and mix very well.
Pour the mix into a spray bottle, and spray it into all ground mole tunnels and their mounds in your garden in the morning or evening.
After that, you can fill the tunnel with hot water and close it, or just close the tunnel to get them locked in.
Repeat this process every day or three times a week to kill as many moles as possible.
If you have pets, you should resist their movement and spread the vinegar and castor oil mix around your garden or lawn so the odor can deter moles.
Most people spray vinegar on their lawns or garden to help repel ground moles.
A mix of white vinegar and castor oil can kill underground moles in their tunnels, and also keep them out of your farm.
Vinegar is acidic, and while it can harm ground moles, it can as well hurt your pets, and also damage your crops if you spray it on your lawn.