Protection against moles in the country can be mechanical, biological and chemical. The first method involves the use of protective materials around the summer cottage, preventing the pest from entering the territory, and catching animal devices. Biological agents are plants grown in the country that do not tolerate moles and ultrasonic repellers. The third method is the destruction of pests with the help of toxic substances.
How to drive moles from a summer cottage
If you are a supporter of a humane way of fighting, use special repellers. It can be smells, plants, ultrasound, flooding holes, sulfur drafts. Other methods (poison, mole catchers) lead to the death of pests.
Pest repellent devices generate low frequency sound that spreads over long distances. The vibration produced by the electronic device is not audible to humans and pets, but is painfully perceived by moles. Under the influence of low-frequency sound, the animals feel panic fear and take to flight. They make an attempt to return to their original place only after a few weeks.
Devices of ultrasonic repellers differ from each other in such characteristics:
- operating frequency of emitted sounds (from 300 to 400 Hz)
- radius of action (20-40 m);
- type of power source: solar, rechargeable batteries and combined version;
The most popular ultrasound devices are:
Price in rubles
Moles have an excellent sense of smell, so unpleasant odors on the site often force the animal to leave the territory. Some summer residents scatter rags soaked in gasoline (kerosene) around the garden, but such a means of combating the pest is not very effective. The best result is the preparation of a concentrated aqueous solution of products with a pungent odor: turpentine, vinegar, naphthalene, tar, castor oil. It must be poured into a mole hole and plugged with a rag soaked in concentrate.
Plants against moles
Marigolds, marigolds, castor oil planted around the perimeter of the land plot of the summer house scare away animals. Some bulb plants are a natural way to deal with burrowing pests:
- Siberian whiskers;
- imperial hazel grouse.
To flood, burrows dig a molehill and pour a large amount of water (100-150 l) into the underground tunnel in the hope that the mammal will drown. This method is not always possible to achieve the death of the animal, because the system of underground passages, torn out by the pest, is very branched and has many levels. The air cushions that form in the tunnel help the moles survive.
When igniting the fuse of a cartridge, a sulfur bomb emits caustic smoke with the poisonous substance rodenticide. Having pushed the burnt sulfur checker deep into the moleholes with a long stick, you need to cover the exit with cardboard and sprinkle with soil. Important! The cartridge flares up only in the presence of oxygen, so you need to leave a small hole for air. The most popular sulfur saber among summer residents is the model "Anticrot" and "The Nutcracker" (5 pieces each). The cost is 120-150 rubles.
The loud sound of exploding firecrackers at the cottage scares away the animals, but the explosions should not be on the surface of the earth, but inside the wormhole. For security, it is better to hold an event with an assistant, because all actions must be performed very quickly. Instruction:
- Buy firecrackers like corsair. Depending on the power of the blast wave and the number of pieces in the package, their price ranges from 150 to 250 rubles.
- Prepare a board (plywood), at least 30 x 30 cm in size and a bucket of water.
- To dig the molehill, to clear the earth the way out of the molehill.
- Light the firecrack wick and insert it into the hole (away).
- Quickly cover the place of the former molehill with a board and put a bucket filled with water on it.
- Bounce a few steps to the side.
How to catch a mole in the garden
One way to deal with moles in the country is to catch them with traps. To catch the pest, you will need a special adaptation and patience, because the underground system of molehill moves is highly branched - it is unknown where and when the animal may appear. Catching methods:
It looks like the principle of action.
A metal or plastic pipe with a diameter of at least 10-12 cm is equipped on both ends with doors that open inward. The trap is set along the mole tunnel. Once caught in such a trap, a digging pest will not be able to get out of it. A home-made pipe trap can be without doors, but equipped with fishing hooks, on which the animal comes across for the skin.
To install the device for catching a mole you will need a three-liter glass jar. Gaping the molehill, in the course of the mole’s tunnel, dig a hole and install a jar there. Its neck should be at the level of the underground passage of the pest. From above, the traps are covered with plywood or other material so that the bright light does not scare away the animal. Passing along its usual path, the pest falls into the bank.
plunger (harpoon) traps
The product is equipped with a strong spring and striking pins. A trap is set over the active mole hole, and it is necessary to crush the ground so that the pest had to resume the tunnel, digging a move. Using the handle cock the damaging pins. When the pest starts digging the ground under the device, it will work, hitting the pest with harpoons.
They are simple structures made of stiff thick wire. They are sold in pairs in a kit for installing a mole in the hole so that the animal is trapped regardless of which side of its underground tunnel will move. Expanding the course from the collapse, the pest presses on the trigger of the molehill. The trap mechanism is activated, and the mole instantly clamps inside the structure.
mousetraps (rat traps)
The mouse trap gate is triggered when the pest pulls it. A bracket located on a powerful spring presses the animal to a wooden trap-based plank.
Poison for moles
Chemical agents for controlling moles in the country are used to poison pests. This method always leads to the death of the animal. Table of effective chemicals:
Mode of application
Price in rubles
Pellets packaged in bags of 50 g.
In the underground galleries of the pest lay 10 g of bait.
Green House Anticrot
Gel concentrate for the preparation of poison is sold in cylinders of 1 liter.
Prepare edible poison bait, observing the proportion: 50 ml of the drug per 1 kg of food base.
Granules of 50 g or 100 g per pack.
Put the prepared poison in the pest moves (20 g each)
Ready-to-use paraffin briquettes. One package contains 1 kg of poisonous blocks.
Break the molehill, freeing the passages from the rubble of the earth, lay the block with the pesticide, lay the turn on top with plywood and sprinkle with earth so that the light does not scare away the pest. The drug is approved for use in basements and outbuildings.
Pellets with poison of 10 or 20 g. One package contains 120 g of a poisonous product.
Lay pellets in active moles.
Means of mechanical protection of the site
A humane way of fighting is mechanical means of protection that do not allow pests to enter the protected territory. Ways to prevent the appearance of moles in the infield:
- install along the perimeter of the territory to a depth of 80 cm a special net from moles;
- dig slate (linoleum) along the edges of the summer cottage, placing it with an end and deepening by 50 cm;
- dig trenches around the perimeter of the summer cottage to the width of a bayonet shovel and a depth of 50 cm and fill it with gravel.
How to get rid of folk remedies
For the manufacture of home-made repellers you will need improvised material: beer cans, glass (plastic) bottles and metal pins (sticks) with a length of 0.8-1 m. You can prepare "noisers" that repel pests, as follows:
- In containers of tin and plastic, the blades are cut, then they are bent. The resulting structures are hung on pins stuck into the ground randomly in the area of the cottage. Under the influence of wind, the structures make a rattling noise that scares moles.
- Dig empty bottles into the ground at an angle of 45 degrees. The wind, falling into an empty container, creates a hum, which, according to reviews of summer residents who used this tool, scares off moles.