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How to Get Rid of Moles in the Garden

With the extensive damage caused by moles in the garden, there are many mole control products on the market. However, in our experience, mole traps and fumigation are the only reliable solutions to get rid of moles.

DIY products can be used to remove garden moles, but very often professional mole control will be required. 

Rentokil Uganda does not offer mole control as part of our service package; however you may find the information and advice below useful when trying to get rid of moles in the garden.

DIY mole control

Do not believe the stories of putting broken glass, pepper or other substances into the tunnels as a mole repellent solution. This will not work. The mole will dig around the disturbance which may even cause more damage.

However, garden centers and hardware stores sell amateur products that can help with mole eradication.

Ultrasonic mole repellent devices

Mole repellent devices have limited effectiveness in getting rid of moles because ultrasonic sound does not travel underground. At best, these may encourage garden moles to move a short distance away and dig new tunnels.

Mole Traps

Mole traps are best used in the autumn and spring when garden moles are most active. For rapid results, it is advisable to use several traps on the deep tunnels, although this can be expensive for a one-off problem.

Take care when setting mole traps and follow the instructions on how to get rid of moles carefully to avoid injury.

Check traps everyday for moles that have been caught but not killed.


Some retailers sell fumigants for getting rid of moles.

These products are potentially very dangerous if misused. Take great care and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to get rid of moles carefully.

Professional Mole Control to get rid of moles

While DIY pest control products can deal with smaller mole problems, a professional mole control service will probably be required for larger outbreaks of garden moles on your property.

Rentokil does not offer a nationwide service to get rid of moles in the garden, but your local Yellow Pages will be able to provide you with details of an operator who specialises in mole control and removal.

Should you require any advice regarding other household pests, call us free on +256 414 287 160 / +256 414 694 494 or email us.