Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by thecolorgreen, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. thecolorgreen

    thecolorgreen LawnSite Member
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    I'm interested in opinions about the best way to get rid of moles in the lawn (or anywhere for that matter?
  2. amlawn

    amlawn LawnSite Member
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    where i'm at traps are about the only way, for gophers we use poison. jim
  3. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
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    Castor oil pellets

    and do a search,
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    First you have to identify if it is moles or voles. Moles eat earthworms and grubs and other soil dwelling insects. Voles eat plants and roots. Both make tunnels and leave ridges in beds and lawns. Castor oil will keep both away for a short time and there are some poisons that work for moles, but they get wise quickly. Harpoon traps are the best way to control moles and for voles a mouse trap baited with peanut butter under a pot over top of an active surface hole is the best way to control them. There is also a commercial poison feeding station that is nothing more that some pvc pipe, a tee and a cap that keeps the poison dry, but voles prefer fresh food, like roots and plants. Hostas are a favorite. If the deer don't eat the leaves, the voles will suck them into the earth.

  5. d&dlawnservice

    d&dlawnservice LawnSite Member
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    You could always shoot em.
  6. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
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    There is a product that is from Bell Labs called Talpirid. It has all of the properties of a worm. They say that it tastes like a worm, it has the elasticity of a worm and has all of the ridges, any way, just like a worm
    We have had very good results with this product. The only downfall is that it takes 2-4 trips to the property to complete the process.
  7. RyanD

    RyanD LawnSite Member
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    If they are moles, we have always applied insect killer. The moles have no more food and move on.
  8. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,402

    Use Talprid, very reasonable in price easy to use. The insect trick is what TGL uses alot to sell grub control. Tell me this what do they feed on when grubs are not active ???
  9. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    Earhtworms, which is their primary food source, not grubs.

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