How do I get rid of moles in my yard?

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How do I get rid of moles in my yard?

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Trapping is the best way to get rid of moles.  Trapping isn't easy, but it does work.  Patience and persistence are required.  Traps can usually be found in hardware stores and garden centers.  When using traps, carefully follow label directions. 

Attempts to kill moles with poisoned baits are usually unsuccessful as moles feed primarily on earthworms, insect larvae, millipedes, and centipedes.  Moles rarely eat baits.  Depriving moles of their food supply isn’t a viable option either.  White grubs (insect larvae) can be controlled with insecticides.  However, eliminating the earthworms is not practical.  (Insecticides do not control earthworms.)

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