How to take care of nuisance wild life, rodents and pest problems. This is Ed with Critter Control of Tampa Bay. How to get rid of moles in my yard. Moles can be a terrible aesthetic problem to the yard. It can destruct a lot of grass. They can destruct a lot of newly planted items. They aren't really eating the roots of these items, they aren't eating the roots. They're pushing the dirt aside from the actual leaf, from the vegetation itself. No dirt next to the root and the plant is going to die. Gotta get rid of them. We use a lot of traps. We set the trap down in the tunnel system so that when the animal goes back through, and rebuilds his tunnel, the trip plate is going to open and the trap will close on him. There's several different types of mole traps. There's a harpoon trap. I like the out of sight mole trap. This is a scissor type of grip where the animal's going to be inside. They don't get away. You end up burying the animal in place and when you have trouble and there's a lot of activity, you may want to consult a professional. This is Ed with Critter Control in Tampa Bay.