Moles in the yard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ohbuckhunter, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
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    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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  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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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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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
  3. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
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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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  4. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Shotgun and a lawn chair seems to work best for me.
     
  5. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  6. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
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    An aerator.. lol. I think i caught a family of moles one time by accident.
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  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tell her to get a cat
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  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  9. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    So its really a sign of a heathy lawn then?
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