Milky Spore for Moles


Moles can do extensive damage to a lawn or garden. Grubs are a primary food source for moles and one of the factors that attract moles to your yard. The best way to get rid of a mole humanely is by controlling or eliminating the Japanese beetle grub population. Milky Spore is one way to eliminate grubs.


  • According to Home, Milky Spore is a natural bacteria that infects grubs with Milky Spore Disease.


  • Milky Spore Disease paralyzes and kills the grubs, and as the dead grubs decay, their bodies release millions of Milky Spores to infect other grubs in the area.


  • According to Planet, Milky Spore is a safe, organic way to eliminate moles, because it only works on the grubs and doesn't infect people, pets or even the moles. It just deprives moles of a major food source.


  • Moles can also survive on earthworms and other insects, so eliminating grubs with Milky Spore might not completely rid you of a mole infestation.

Time Frame

  • Home states it takes Milky Spore up to 21 days to work, so you could get rid of a mole problem within a month of using the bacteria. It may require up to three years of use to achieve optimal management of grubs.

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