Before you take steps to control gophers and moles, you should first make sure they are really present in your garden or yard. But how can you do it? You can do this by looking for the signs of their presence. If you can see dirt hills in your garden or yard, or if something is destroying or pulling out plants in your garden, then chances are that your garden or yard is infested with moles and gophers. Given below is a step-by-step guide on how you can control these animals with ease in order to keep plants in your garden safe at all times.
You first move is identifying the issue you have to deal with. This means if you see dirt hills in the garden or yard, chances are that you have the problem of gopher or mole. Moles make dirt hills and under the hills, there are tunnels. Gophers, on the other hand, create holes to the sides of the hills. Sometimes, the holes are uncovered.
Decide on the techniques you want to use for controlling gophers and moles. Usually, three popular methods are used for this purpose: Poison, Trapping and Sonic Spikes. The best method is trapping and removing gophers and moles.
Find an area where you see the moles mostly. If you have chosen to poison the moles, all you have to do is to apply the solution and hang on for a while. But if you want to use the trapping method, you should locate the freshly built dirt hill.
You should not settle on dirt hills since moles use them like side tunnels for pushing out excessive dirt. Rather, you might locate the straightest and longest tunnels. You can do this by probing the earth using a long stick.
After you locate the tunnels, you should dig up a hole in the tunnel for placing the trap. Then you should place the trap carefully in that hole. For marking the location, you can use a small flag. Lastly, you should cover up the trap with grass or dirt.
Check on the trap and remove the trapped animals. Keep repeating this method until you find no animals in your garden.
If you find it harder to follow the methods to rid your garden of moles and gophers, or if you are too busy to have the job done on your own, we recommend trying out the service of a professional pest controller.