How to Kill Grubs & Moles


Lawn grubs and moles can be very annoying, as well as harmful to your lawn. Lawn grubs work to kill your lawn, while moles dig tunnels in the area, disturbing the ground. While there are many methods to get rid of these pests, they often come back. Make sure to kill these pesky creatures so they don't cause more damage or havoc in your yard or elsewhere.

How to Kill Lawn Grubs

Step 1

Mix one cup of laundry detergent with one cup of water. If you need to get rid of a larger area of lawn grubs, increase the mixture.

Step 2

Pour the detergent mixture over your lawn in the area with the lawn grubs. The mixture won't harm your lawn, but will work to kill the lawn grubs.

Step 3

Remove the lawn grubs from your lawn once they rise to the surface. You can also leave them there for birds and other animals to pick up and eat.

How to Kill Moles

Step 1

Step on a portion of the mole tunnel with your foot to flatten it. A mole using these tunnels will usually repair the crushed tunnel within a day or two, so you'll know the tunnel is active.

Step 2

Drop mole bait into the tunnel. Use a stick or rod to get the bait far enough into the tunnel.

Step 3

Cover up the tunnel so the mole doesn't notice a disturbance.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure you don't place the mole bait above ground where another animal can get to it.

Things You'll Need

  • Laundry detergent
  • Mole bait


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About this Author

Diana Reid has been a freelance writer for more than five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University and education in public health. She has been published in KidVisions, MicroHorror, "The Kids Ark Magazine," NACS, "Family Business Magazine" and has written hundreds of health articles for