How to Get Rid of Moles Eating My Bulbs

Overview

There are many ways to get rid of a mole that may be destroying or eating your bulbs. The mole is an animal that spends most of its time underground. Moles have paws designed for digging, and that is just what they do. A molehill will have a mound of dirt that rises above the ground. Moles are often blind, and they use their noses to detect small prey. If a mole is destroying your bulbs, that usually means it is digging tunnels beneath them to finds more insects to eat.

Getting Rid of Moles

Step 1

Verify that you have moles living in your yard or garden. If you see a mole tunnel, step on it in order to crush part of it. If there is a mole living in your yard, they will usually repair the tunnel in a day or two.

Step 2

Get mole bait from any home and garden supply store. Many of the baits are shaped like earthworms. As moles are picky eaters, if they suspect that something isn't what they are used to, they won't eat it.

Step 3

Drop the mole bait into the opening or middle of the tunnel. You want to get the mole bait in as far as you can. You may also use multiple baits spaced 10 feet apart in the mole tunnel.

Step 4

Cover the tunnel hole so that the mole doesn't suspect that anything has been disturbed. The poison in the bait will kill the mole after he ingests it.

Things You'll Need

  • Mole bait

References

  • Ask the Exterminator: Kill Moles
Keywords: mole bait, mole infestation, mole garden bulbs

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 InventorSpot.com.