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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnproslawncare, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. lawnproslawncare

    lawnproslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Got a customer who has a severe mole problem. He's convinced that its a grub problem, which i won't deny. However, its a property thats heavily wooded, and I know that just spraying for grubs won't get rid of them.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    lawnproslawncare

    Not being a cool season Guy I would guess he has a Earth Worm problem more than a Grub problem this time of year. Heavy wooded says to me lots of leaves is a shaded area that holds moisture. Everything is everywhere but the environment selects which populations thrive. This sure appears to be earthworm country. Moles love earthworms.
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Talpirid mole bait.
     
  4. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
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  5. TLClandscaping

    TLClandscaping LawnSite Member
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    22-250+scope
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    TLC

    I sure hope you have some kind of special scope on that rifle, Because Moles live 100% of their life underground.

    LawnPro

    Show this video to your customer. I have never tried it but I believe it might control Moles. I am just not sure about the impact on your customer's lawn. BTW Where is Bill Murray and his movie about golf courses.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw
     
  7. TLClandscaping

    TLClandscaping LawnSite Member
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    umm, that was a joke, meant to be funny really. Grub control will help get rid of them.
     
  8. lawnproslawncare

    lawnproslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    this guy wants them gone. I'm concerned with the negative aspects of erraticading an earthworm population in the yard.
    Good ideas guys
     
  9. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's hilarious. I'd like to see some high res. footage of critters sailing through the air in slow-mo. :laugh:
     
  10. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, I am not a mole expert, but Rodney C is and after talking to him and several others who d a lot of it here are the facts. 99% of a moles diet is earthworms. Getting rid of the grubs is useless and will have little effect on the moles. Talprid mole control is awesome and everyone who uses it swears by it. I don't know the licensing requirement in your state but before you do it make sure you are legal.
     

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