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Old 03-15-2014, 01:31 PM
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Moles in the yard

One of my clients just called me to tell me her yard in covered in mole holes. How do I get rid of the mole
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:41 PM
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Mole traps are the best bet. Use a rake to spread out the mole mounds--dirt will melt back into the grass
The spear type(Victor) trap with six pointed tines is easiest to set. No digging.
The type with two wire nooses (Nash) is also very good, but takes a little more time to set properly.

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Old 03-15-2014, 01:51 PM
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I have 2 traps. Never caught one with them but I'll head over now and put them out.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:57 PM
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I have 2 traps. Never caught one with them but I'll head over now and put them out.
They've got to be set in a "main" tunnel, which are usually straight and link others. The "feeder" tunnels are usually scraggly and random directed with dead-ends.

Yep, they mostly eat earthworms.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:41 PM
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Shotgun and a lawn chair seems to work best for me.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:06 PM
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May be damage from voles? Mole damage in winter? Are you guys warm down there already? My yard is trashed with vole damage. Snow cover was insanely long this year.
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An aerator.. lol. I think i caught a family of moles one time by accident.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:06 AM
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Tell her to get a cat
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:09 AM
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I've always been told moles means you have grub problems. Get rid of the grubs, you get rid of the moles.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:19 AM
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I've always been told moles means you have grub problems. Get rid of the grubs, you get rid of the moles.
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That is an old wives tale. 99% of a moles diet is earthworms. If you have a license you can use Talaprid. It comes shaped it like an earthworm and they are set in the tunnel.
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