Moles are notoriously hard to get rid of, and as soon as one of these blind little insectivores moves in, you can expect to see damage throughout the yard as it tunnels for worms and grubs. Try these nontoxic ways to save your garden.
Line the sides and bottoms of plants and beds with 1/2-inch galvanized wire mesh. You can do this while preparing a new bed for planting, or you can place mesh around the base of each individual plant. The mesh will allow the roots to grow but will stop the mole from killing the plants by uprooting them.
Shovel the animal into a covered plastic tub or trash can for easy transport and release, far away from human dwellings.