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lawnproslawncare
04-27-2008, 09:42 AM
Got a customer who has a severe mole problem. He's convinced that its a grub problem, which i won't deny. However, its a property thats heavily wooded, and I know that just spraying for grubs won't get rid of them.

Any suggestions?

Ric
04-27-2008, 10:10 AM
lawnproslawncare

Not being a cool season Guy I would guess he has a Earth Worm problem more than a Grub problem this time of year. Heavy wooded says to me lots of leaves is a shaded area that holds moisture. Everything is everywhere but the environment selects which populations thrive. This sure appears to be earthworm country. Moles love earthworms.

RigglePLC
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
Talpirid mole bait.

regularguy
04-27-2008, 03:42 PM
Try http://www.themoleman.com

TLClandscaping
04-27-2008, 03:51 PM
22-250+scope

Ric
04-27-2008, 04:33 PM
22-250+scope

TLC

I sure hope you have some kind of special scope on that rifle, Because Moles live 100% of their life underground.

LawnPro

Show this video to your customer. I have never tried it but I believe it might control Moles. I am just not sure about the impact on your customer's lawn. BTW Where is Bill Murray and his movie about golf courses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw

TLClandscaping
04-27-2008, 09:34 PM
umm, that was a joke, meant to be funny really. Grub control will help get rid of them.

lawnproslawncare
04-27-2008, 10:24 PM
this guy wants them gone. I'm concerned with the negative aspects of erraticading an earthworm population in the yard.
Good ideas guys

whoopassonthebluegrass
04-27-2008, 10:53 PM
Show this video to your customer. I have never tried it but I believe it might control Moles. I am just not sure about the impact on your customer's lawn. BTW Where is Bill Murray and his movie about golf courses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw

That's hilarious. I'd like to see some high res. footage of critters sailing through the air in slow-mo. :laugh:

FdLLawnMan
04-27-2008, 11:46 PM
Ok, I am not a mole expert, but Rodney C is and after talking to him and several others who d a lot of it here are the facts. 99% of a moles diet is earthworms. Getting rid of the grubs is useless and will have little effect on the moles. Talprid mole control is awesome and everyone who uses it swears by it. I don't know the licensing requirement in your state but before you do it make sure you are legal.

TLClandscaping
04-28-2008, 05:08 AM
castor oil, they hate it

Atlantic Lawn
04-28-2008, 06:54 AM
Talprid.....next question.

DLAWNS
04-28-2008, 09:44 AM
In my experience Talpirid works well in most cases. However my Lesco rep told me if grubs are causing the problem, to try a Sevin flush to eradicate any insects in the turf.