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One Of The Most Effective Ways To Quickly Get Moles Out Of Your Yard
Diatomaceous earth (DE) indirectly forces moles to leave by killing the insects they feed on, making it one of the most humane and effective ways to deter the pests from your yard.
To leverage this gardening hack, sprinkle food-grade DE around areas where mole activity is suspected, such as tunnel entrances and vulnerable parts of the garden.
It's crucial to wear protective clothing, like gloves and eye protection, to ensure safety during application and avoid using filter-grade DE, which is not safe for such uses.
For an even better result, add a few drops of peppermint or lemon oil to DE, and place the mixture in small containers throughout the garden to repel moles, rodents, and rabbits.
However, DE can be harmful to pollinators like bees. To minimize the risk, avoid using it near blossoms and opt for nighttime applications when these vital insects are less active.