Mole problem

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by GreenImage, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. GreenImage

    GreenImage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Does anyone know of an effective way to get rid of moles?
    I have customer whose lawn has been tore up by huge mole hills for a while.
    It makes it a pain to mow leveling all of them first.
    I tried the pellets but did not work.
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    only thing i know that really works are traps, and they are smart little suckers, they learn about the traps after a while...

    have to find the main tunnels, not the feeder ones, but the traps in the main tunnels
  3. bigclawnman

    bigclawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I use a produt called "Milky Spores". Basically it kills the food that the moles eat. more moles...very good. Its a 4 times a year for 2 years application... Had a lot of success with it though.

  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    In this area, moles are only present if the lawn has grubs. Eliminate the grubs, and the moles go away. Basically the same answer as bigclawman gave above. The licensed applicators around here use Merit or Dylox.
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Finally someone who knows how to get rid of moles:cool2:
  6. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    talparid...its a fake worm that the moles will eat and it kills them...i have never used it but i hear that it is extremely effective...u just put the worm in the tunnel
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    NOW we're talking....... Getting rid of grubs does NOT rid the lawn of moles. I treat dozens of lawns for moles that have NO sign of grub activity.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Because they ate them all up Joe:hammerhead:
  9. GreenImage

    GreenImage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    so whats your strategy. the worms?
  10. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I'm baffled, my parents have moles real bad. I've tried Talpirid, and getting rid of the grubs. My mom tried all kinds of natural methods including chewing spearmint gum and dropping it in the holes. (Rutgers Extension told her that) Nothing has worked. My last idea is to call a trapper.

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