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wegomow
01-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Here is a thread to list the many outrageous home remedy mole chaser/killer cures you have heard of. I'll start, Gummi Bears stuffed into their tunnels. This must rot out their teeth so they starve to death. :)

zechstoker
01-22-2013, 06:42 PM
I hear and see all kinds of home remedies that supposedly "cure" various pest problems, but it's never anything pertaining to moles. I'd just like to see some of the responses here. I could use a good laugh. Haha

Mikegyver
01-22-2013, 07:18 PM
I've heard Juicy Fruit does the trick...

pseudosun
01-22-2013, 09:48 PM
I don't like killing those things, well anything. I think cayenne pepper might work. Squirrels and coons hate it.

herler
01-23-2013, 02:09 AM
I would rather list the things that do work because there's been stories making the round of certain "specialists" in my area charging upwards of $600 and the dang things are still tunneling nice as can be.

About here is when they call me, and they're none too happy.
You get that, normally, a $30 service call should take care of it.
The trick is knowing what to do, but I'm not entirely against the humor aspect.

How about it, just an idea.

wegomow
01-23-2013, 08:05 AM
I would rather list the things that do work because there's been stories making the round of certain "specialists" in my area charging upwards of $600 and the dang things are still tunneling nice as can be.

About here is when they call me, and they're none too happy.
You get that, normally, a $30 service call should take care of it.
The trick is knowing what to do, but I'm not entirely against the humor aspect.

How about it, just an idea.

I feel certain you can start a topic about things that work. I would be happy to expound on practices that help eradicate moles on that post. Do you have an unusual home remedy to list here on mine?

orangemower
01-23-2013, 09:32 AM
I feel certain you can start a topic about things that work. I would be happy to expound on practices that help eradicate moles on that post. Do you have an unusual home remedy to list here on mine?

He's only here to offer opinions.

One thing I know that causes moles. Grubs. Chances are, if you have moles, you have grubs. Moles LOVE grubs. Treat for grubs and you'll more then likely see the moles go as well. Moles don't tunnel their way through a persons property if there's nothing there to eat.

wegomow
01-23-2013, 09:41 AM
So far we have,
1. gummi bears
2. juicy fruit gum
3. cayenne papper

Crimson Lawn
01-23-2013, 10:01 AM
When I first started out I Caddy Shacked um. Yes, complete with hose and hammer and left over fireworks,LOL:laugh: That was ok on my and my neighbors lawn until I got caught by a school bus full of kids and a bus driver who were starring at me
Now I call my Fert guy who goes and gets the Restricted Use Worms from JDL. 3 weeks or less and they are gone. That is until the yard next it unloads its next generation. At one time, mole pelts were going for $45 each in Europe, nasty.

wegomow
01-23-2013, 10:16 AM
4. Caddy shack 'em approach complete with hammer!

orangemower
01-23-2013, 10:37 AM
So far we have,
1. gummi bears
2. juicy fruit gum
3. cayenne pepper

4. Treat for grubs.

The moles won't hang around if the food source is removed! You guys really need to do your homework. Chewing gum? Really? Do they chew a whole piece or split it between friends? :hammerhead:

wegomow
01-23-2013, 10:42 AM
4. Treat for grubs.

The moles won't hang around if the food source is removed! You guys really need to do your homework. Chewing gum? Really? Do they chew a whole piece or split it between friends? :hammerhead:

Orangemower, read more clearly please. Isn't it obvious its not a post about serious mole eradication. Jeez!!!:wall

RussellB
01-23-2013, 10:44 AM
Flatten the tunnel with your foot. Watch closely and you'll see the ground move. A pitch fork stabbed into the ground in that are will take care of it. Moles are tough but the pitch fork is tougher. Some of the guys on here may have to watch that the mole doesn't take the pitch fork from them and whoop them with it.

SmartLawnCare
01-23-2013, 10:58 AM
People have suggested used kitty litter sprinkled around any openings and over tunnels.

Another one is human hair. Get it from your local hair salon or barber.

Valk
01-23-2013, 01:46 PM
Have heard of using ExLax...they'll get the runs and die from dehydration. Hell, it makes sense...but it sounds crazy. :dizzy:

IFF I'm not mistaken, moles love earthworms MORE than grubs. And I've seen plenty of mole issues in lawns that I KNOW are treated for grubs. But, I don't think we want to eradicate earthworms.

Crimson Lawn
01-23-2013, 02:11 PM
They get the Runs, Thats Good !!!!!:laugh:

SmartLawnCare
01-23-2013, 08:17 PM
IFF I'm not mistaken, moles love earthworms MORE than grubs. And I've seen plenty of mole issues in lawns that I KNOW are treated for grubs. But, I don't think we want to eradicate earthworms.

Second that! Try proving that fact to a customer in March! The calls come in "I've got GRUBS-do something! How do you know you have grubs, Mrs. No-It-All? Because I've got moles! :rolleyes:

jetta
01-24-2013, 08:42 AM
who has time to screw around with these methods ? i use lesco .... bandit or merit .05, they also have another product but the name just escaped me.

wegomow
01-24-2013, 09:20 AM
who has time to screw around with these methods ? i use lesco .... bandit or merit .05, they also have another product but the name just escaped me.

No sense of humor. :rolleyes:

Catmann
01-24-2013, 11:07 AM
castor oil (Scoot Mole, MoleOut, etc)
hot pepper wax (or straight crushed hot pepper seeds) mixed with garlic oil (Garlic Barrier or Mosquito Barrier).

You need to soak the entire area (lawn, beds, etc) with either of the above and it generally sends them on their way to other pastures.

I have not found grubs to be a reliable indicator of moles, they eat other things and persist on properties with regular grub controls.

RussellB
01-24-2013, 11:22 AM
Rat terriers will sniff out and destroy moles, snakes etc. Upside to using a Rat Terrier is that you can up sell repairs to the lawn when the pooch has accomplished his mission.

Valk
01-24-2013, 01:08 PM
Folks who do their own gardening will often find grubs in their garden beds and freak out. Provided their lawn is treated for grubs, who could blame a lowly grub for surviving where there is no grub control applied?

Crimson Lawn
01-24-2013, 01:58 PM
I get those same questions as to why there are moles in March of after the
snow melts they see new runs and ask me "What was the purpose of charging for grub control". I tell them that moles will eat grubs but they like earthworms as well or even as much.

RigglePLC
01-25-2013, 04:45 PM
Heard about lots of things that work (and sometimes they even say it with a straight face)! Yellow propellers. Mole chasing plants, beagle hounds, aeration equipment, rat poison, mothballs, sonic beepers (2 aa batteries--they go "beep" every 15 seconds), ultrasonic rat and roach repellers (electric), glue traps.
If you have a volunteer and any are available...slide a snake down the hole. A hawk or eagle is good. Weasal or badger if they are hungry.
Of course, mole traps are the only control where you get a body count. See some of my older posts, and the photo.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=355341&highlight=riggle+mole
Not sure if he was dead--could be he was faking it. They are cunning.

rob7233
01-25-2013, 10:07 PM
So far we have,
1. gummi bears
2. juicy fruit gum
3. cayenne papper

#4) Pitchfork

#5) Fluid Film - It works great on everything!!~!


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