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Stupid moles! how eliminate the problem.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by nobagger, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    We just moved into our new home and I didn't realize the mole problem. But now the snow is gone and all I can see are the little tunnels everywhere. What is a safe and good way to get rid of them?
  2. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

  3. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

  4. mdenton

    mdenton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    You've got to get rid of their food source ,which is the grub worms that their after. Or you can put juicy fruit chewing gum in the tunnels . My friend said that he used the gum and it killed the moles.

    NEAL ANDREWS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    none of those things work. the best thing is to get a small dog that likes to catch them. and then deal with the holes he digs.
  6. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    There's a relatively new product on the market (professional applicators only) called Talpirid. Reputed to be amazing. I'll be trying it out this season.

  7. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Hi Kate, "nematodes" are microscopic worms that eat all kinds of soil larve....ARBICO... has them and all sorts of safe alternatives to pesticide use. Two applications about 10 days apart should do the trick, regards Saxon :)
  8. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Sorry - tried the nematodes (according to the directions, of course) - no luck.
  9. andygold

    andygold LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    "Milky Spore" will also get rid of the grubs. It's expensive stuff, but it's supposed to work for 15 years once applied.

    If all else fails you might want to pick up one of Jerry Baker's (America's Master Gardener) books. He has one recipe where he uses tobasco sauce mixed with something else (don't have his book available right now) that he sprays out a hose end sprayer, and it's pretty much guaranteed to get the moles to leave and not come back. Are you sure it's moles and not voles? I believe he uses a castor oil mix in the sprayer for theses. Whatever he uses it's safe for your pets and kids.
  10. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    The problem is that grubs are not the main food source of moles. The main food of moles are earthworms and you will have a hard time getting rid of those.

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