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Moles killing me!!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Capemay Eagle, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    I have been battling moles for the past month and half. Any suggestions I have tried everything Pellets, Traps, Motomco(worm shaped baits)etc..They just keep spreding all over the yard, my lawn is almost just about destroyed. Any suggestions. It seems like I chase them out of one spot and they just move to another..
  2. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I chase them to one spot and they move to another . hmmm

    A mole is usually solitary unless it's breeding season. What about the shape of the holes ? Is the dirt fanned out to a horseshoe shape with the opening on the edge ?

    If the holes are like I described then you have gophers. This is a horse of a different color for sure. Traps are how most folks get them under control.

  3. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    Nah no Gophers in South Jersey, none that I know of anyway. The pattern is long tunnels with a small quarter size hole in the beginning. There are also spots in the yard where it looks like someone just dropped a shovel full of dirt, kinda like something drilled strait down and not side to side???. It is really driving me bananas. I read that if you bother moles enough, they will just go away. Not the case here, they just start tunneling about twenty feet away.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Talpirid, get some talpirid and never worry about another mole I promise, It is awesome, it comes with like 20 gummie worms, place them in the tunnels and relax, available at your local lesco.
  5. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    I bought Gummies, but the product is called Motomco, It came in a box of eight. Is the same??. I think something else is digging them up when I put them in the hole. There seems to be a opening the next day in the same spot where I plant them...

    Hey I noticed your a PSU fan??. I just got back from Happy Valley a few hours ago. Quite a storm of Friday night??. I went to the Bryce Jordan stadium for a concert on Friday night. Thought there was a Tornado coming for a moment.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Yeah, I lived up there for a few years in college and my mom and dad still live near state college. Talpirid is different from any others, we baited a yard and within a half hour they took the bait. it's new last year from Bell Labs, they also have a new RUP called rodent rid and that works on Voles.
  7. roguesuerte

    roguesuerte LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    The shoevel full of dirt part makes me think Pocket Gopher. We do have them here in South Jersey but they are not very common. I think you can bait them with Talprid as well.
  8. supturb89

    supturb89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Not to threadjack, but I have the same problem. I have had good success trapping the ones that are tunneling, but the conical mounds are driving me crazy. These seem to appear in an area about 20x20 in my front yard. I have removed the dirt and have been unable to find an actual hole or tunnel underneath them. I have been dealing with these for the past two summers. Help!!!!!!
  9. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    Yep the mounds just appear, I too have looked for the holes and cannot find anything.
  10. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    This is the stuff I bought last week http://www.motomco.com/r_molekiller.htm
    kinda looks the same..

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