How to Keep Your Garden Free From Plugs, Moles, and Rodents


Moles don’t have a good image, and rightly so. The underground creatures cause havoc in your garden by digging tunnels and pushing soil up to the surface. Moles can also damage roots, eat plants and bulbs to grow, and may even kill young trees. Getting rid of moles isn’t that easy because they’re protected by law—you’re not allowed to use poisons or traps on them. However, there are some things you can do to keep moles out of your garden, as well as other pests such as mice and deer that might be causing problems for you.


Moles are small mammals that are usually grey or brown. They’re active at night, and they can be found in lawns, gardens and other areas with loose soil like sand or sandy loam. Moles live underground and make tunnels that look like hills on the surface of the ground. Moles eat insects such as worms, grubs and larvae. They also eat earthworms which are good for your garden to have!



Mice, like rats, are a common garden pest. They are attracted to the smell of food and water but can be kept out by using a sonic repellent. Mice can also be killed with traps or poison.

Trap: There are many types of mouse traps available to buy online or in pet stores. The best choice for your garden is a live trap that will let you release the mouse back into its home when it has been caught (we don’t want to kill any animals). Once you have bought your trap, bait it with peanut butter on the trigger plate so that once they enter they get caught inside and cannot escape!

Poison: You can buy this at any hardware store but please do not put poison near where children play as they may find it and eat it accidentally!


Deer can be a nuisance. They will eat almost anything, but they’re especially fond of young shoots and tender leaves. Deer are also attracted to salt, the smell of humans, deer urine, and other deer. That being said, there are ways you can keep them away from your garden—and more importantly, your plants!

  • Place a motion-detecting sprinkler in your garden area. When it activates (usually when someone or something comes into its range), it turns on and sprays water all over the area where the intruder was detected. This scares off most intruders because they don’t like getting wet while they’re trying to do their job!
  • Make sure that any salt you use has been approved by your state’s wildlife agency for use as an animal repellant . This is because some salts may contain chemicals harmful to animals such as dogs or cats if ingested orally – so always check before using something on yourself or others!


Mosquito repellent plants

Mosquito repellent plants are a great way to keep mosquitoes at bay. They’re also safe for children and pets, so you can enjoy your backyard without worrying about being bitten. Some examples include catnip (Nepeta cataria), citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus), feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), lavender (Lavandula spp.), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), marigolds (Tagetes spp.), pennyroyal mint (Mentha pulegium) and rosemary bush (.Rosmarinus officinalis).

Moles are particularly difficult to deal with, but you can get rid of rodents in your garden by purchasing the right products for your needs.

Moles are particularly difficult to deal with, but you can get rid of rodents in your garden by purchasing the right products for your needs. There are many different types of mole traps on the market today, so it’s important to know what works best before you buy one. For example, some moles like peanut butter while others prefer cheese or bacon.

If you want to make sure your garden is rodent-free this year, consider using a product that has been recommended by an expert in pest control.


We hope this has been helpful for you. If you have any questions about how to keep your garden free from pests, feel free to reach out to us!

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