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Getting Rid Of Moles

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by EDEN77, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. EDEN77

    EDEN77 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    OK, what is the best way to get rid of those doggone moles ? They seem to pop up all over a property, dig holes, and burrow tunnels until the lawn is like Swiss cheese. My text books say get rid of the insects and hopefully the moles will look elsewhere for food. That has not worked well enough for me. What products are available to kill the moles while you kill the pests ?
  2. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Talprid is what I use and some use kaput.
    Moles are not caused just by grubs they are also mainly caused by earthworms which of course you do not want to get rid of. Good Luck!
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    Talprid works well, just be sure to follow directions to a "t"
  4. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    Blistering Defense makes the soil very unpleasant tasting for about a month which will not deter earthworms but it will make it hard, if not impossible for grubs to feed and also for moles.

    Hot mouth seems to make them want to feed somewhere else.

  5. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

  6. EDEN77

    EDEN77 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    Thanks for the link to the moleman. I didn't know how much I didn't know about moles.
  7. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    I have to register my vote for Talpirid. Works great.
  8. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    I'm throwing my vote in with Talpirid as well. I've heard a lot of people say they've been able to trap them successfully, but that's way too much work for me....Follow the instructions for Talpirid and you'll be all set. It's actually really easy.
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Trap um or get a cat on them is the only true proven ways to get rid of them.You might also try
    "Gardens Alive" they have an organic mole product might help

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