How do you make a homemade mole trap?

What is the best bait to catch a mole?

Bait the trap with a strong-smelling lure such as peanut butter. While the mole won’t eat the peanut butter, it’ll sense its presence and is attracted to the fragrance.

Can you catch moles with peanut butter?

Moles are roughly the size of large mice. They can be caught in release mouse traps and released or disposed of. Since moles don’t eat cheese, bacon, or peanut butter, you will need to capture an earthworm or grub to bait the trap.

What is a home remedy to get rid of moles in your yard?

For a homemade remedy, mix three parts castor oil and one part dish soap. Add four tablespoons of the mixture to a gallon of water. Soak the tunnels and entrances to evict the moles and soak the holes to evict gophers. Castor oil is one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of these animals.

What scents attract moles?

Mole baits look and smell like earthworms. Drop these in a mole hole and your pest will take the bait, eat it and die in its tunnel.

How do you catch a bucket with a mole?

Bucket Method

Dig a hole at the mole tunnel deep enough to place a 2- to 5-gallon bucket below the level of the tunnel. Pack dirt around the edge of the bucket, then cover the hole with sod or plywood so you can remove and check the hole daily. The mole will fall in, and then you can take it to a new location.

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What attracts moles to a trap?

Moist soil areas attract worms, and worms attract moles. Another form of mole damage is that they often tunnel under brick or paver patios and paths, undermining and unsettling stones and causing them to drop down and/or cave in.