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Mole Control?
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MapleStone    Posted 11-15-2004 at 06:43:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello,

I've recently moved and have discoved that my one lawn of my new home has a mole infestation.

Does anyone know of a method of getting rid of moles?

Thanks


Dug    Posted 11-15-2004 at 21:13:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maple,

Don't train those dogs to go after the moles, you'll wind up with "strip pits" all over the yard.

In our last house, we had a bad mole problem. I tried virtually everything to get rid of them including filling the holes with water, treating for grubs, letting the dogs do their thing, "windmills" etc. I finally found a cool way to kill the boogers. I forget the name of the product but they are essentially "poison smoke bombs". You identify the active tunnels, them insert a "bomb" into the hole, lit it and cover the hole to keep the gas locked in. It actually worked fairly well, but it took about four times the recommended number of bombs.

Good luck and don't go Caddy Shack on us.

Dug


Leland    Posted 11-15-2004 at 17:29:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Put a hose on pipe on old engine and choke it a bit and pump gas in hole for a couple of hours.


Randy    Posted 11-15-2004 at 16:19:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Milky spore disease, beneficial nematodes for the control of grubs. Usually the reason the moles are there.


Wallsal55    Posted 11-15-2004 at 16:13:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
There's a product called Mole Med. www.gardensalive.com Do a search for the product.
They also do not like Crown Imperials (lillies)


bulldinkie    Posted 11-15-2004 at 15:41:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Get a jack russell they clean them out...


Barb / Pa.    Posted 11-15-2004 at 21:09:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL MapleStone, Boy ain't that the truth!!!


Barb / Pa.    Posted 11-15-2004 at 21:11:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry, I meant bulldinkie.


Dave Munson    Posted 11-15-2004 at 15:22:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
A mole is a brown furry critter that the dogs and cats like to kill. One of the two dogs I have enjoy the hunt. About half the cats also.


tim in pa    Posted 11-15-2004 at 09:56:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
to get rid of moles, you have to eliminate why they are there - food. most likely grubs. go to your local garden store and ask for grub removal material, spray or granular (used to be diazinon). apply asap. moles will leave in short order. hth


deadcarp    Posted 11-15-2004 at 08:34:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
you know - my cousin gooses night crawlers with an electric fencer. and when that thing's in the ground, the neighbor girl can't coax her saddle horse into the yard. wonder how ticklish a mole is .........


mole hater    Posted 01-26-2006 at 10:34:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ok, I live here with the moles but otherwise alone so how do I do the probe thing. That is all I havent tried.


MapleStone - Please Expla    Posted 11-15-2004 at 08:44:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please explain how you'd suggest trying such an idea.

Would I use 2 probes on either side of the mole infected area?

Or maybe wait till I see movement then jam the second probe near by.



deadcarp    Posted 11-15-2004 at 11:48:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep for worms he pokes 2 probes in wet soil a few feet apart, then gathers with a pail and scoots the setup over. they'll crawl right outa the ground. :)


Alias    Posted 11-15-2004 at 08:00:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Next spring plant lots of Caster Beans. The plants grow to about 6 feet and they aren't bad looking in a flower garden. The down side, they are poisionous. the up side they get rid of moles.


big fred    Posted 11-15-2004 at 09:05:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
And if all else fails, you can go into production making ricin to sell to the terrorists.


Texas    Posted 11-15-2004 at 07:15:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I once saw a guy with gopher problems. He stuck a hose from his propane bottle into hole and turned it on. After a few minutes he removed the hole an dropped a match it.

Not sure if it killed the gophers or not...but it was impressive watching his yard erupt like a land mine went off!


MapleStone    Posted 11-15-2004 at 07:19:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife suggested dynamite but I think it's a little drastic for right now. :o)

I think there's actually a commerially built product that does what you suggested. But I don't think I'll try that either, I don't really like the thought of my leg catching fire cause I was standing on a tunnel. I try to avoid pain, I'm kinda funny that way.



Bob/Ont    Posted 11-15-2004 at 07:47:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maplestone, we used the W4 with a flex pipe on groundhogs. It burned oil at idle so when the other holes where smoking we shoveld them all in.
Later Bob


Texas    Posted 11-15-2004 at 07:41:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe simply a water hose will flush them to the top...or drown them?

Yeah im allergic to pain too. And bullets, husbands and exwives!


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-15-2004 at 06:50:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Maple, I will catch you a couple of Racoons and sent them right over. They will eat them up. Just prepare a nice spot for them in the attic.
Later Bob


MapleStone    Posted 11-15-2004 at 07:03:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well we must have lazy coons then! I have seen coon poop around the house but no coons so either they're too busy gorging themselves on corn and garbage or they don't like the taste of mole.

I'm trying to train my dog to be a mole hunter but it's not going to well. :o)


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