Moles are extremely damaging to lawns and gardens. They dig holes underground and tear up the roots of plants that you spent time growing. Mounds of dirt are pushed to the surface, making the garden unattractive to the eye. The tunnels also cause a hazard. People can trip over the raised hills or twist an ankle sinking into the earth. Getting rid of moles, however, is not always easy.
Place mole traps near the entrances to the tunnels that run along the surface. This is where the moles feed, and you are more likely to find them active in this area. You can choose between traps that will kill the mole or catch it alive. If you are planning to catch it alive, know ahead of time where you are going to relocate it.
Keep your yard healthy. Moles eat bugs such as grubs. If you keep your yard free of these types of subsurface bugs, you will be less likely to get moles. Use herbicide to kill the bugs temporarily. Water less to keep the area less hospitable for insects.
Plant flowers that moles find smelly. There are several plants such as daffodils, crown imperials and Siberian squill that moles do not like due to an odor that is offensive to them. They will generally avoid areas where these plants are located, which can keep them from damaging your garden.