Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BotetourtBoy3, May 26, 2007.

  1. BotetourtBoy3

    BotetourtBoy3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    i hace a bad mole problem, what do i do to get rid of them?

    MTAYLORFFP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Ita funny that you asked this.. I just read an article in a magazine this am about moles, and it sounds pretty practical to do.. First find an active tunnel. To do this, step on a known tunnel in 1 or 2 spots to flatten it out. Wait a couple of days. If the tunnel is open again after this time frame, then you have an active tunnel.
    You will need a 3-5 gallon plastic bucket, and a piece of plywood.
    Dig a hole deep enough to place the top rim of the bucket just below the tunnel. The tunnel should run through the middle of your hole. Place the bucket in the hole, and cover with a piece of wood to prevent kids or noisy pets from getting into it.
    Check back in a couple of days, and see if there is a mole there. If so,just relocate somewhere else (or dispose accordingly hehe).. Moles are actually good for the lawn if not present for a long period of time. Good for aeration..
  3. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    I take a screw driver and poke a hole in the tunnel and then lift a small part of the ceiling off gently. I then add a teaspoon off Zapp pellets and put it back together. I have worked on the side of my house for two years to get a nice thick lawn, and in two days a freakin mole has destroyed it.

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    talpirid.. it works. follow the instructions.
  5. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    I just put Talpirid down yesterday so we'll see what happens. Based on everything I've read, it seems like an effective product. It cost a little more, but if it works then it will be well worth it.

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    i've used talpirid about 6 times now, and it works well every time.. I think if the instructions are followed strictly, it is quite effective
  7. Mic_bug

    Mic_bug LawnSite Member
    from N.B. MI
    Messages: 201

    a cheaper version is to put juicy fruit down an active tunnel.

    Moles can not digest gum...
  8. Heatman

    Heatman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I like to use a body type trap. I can usually get them in 24 hrs. I want to see the body.
  9. supturb89

    supturb89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    My brother-in-law told me about this method.......i thought he was feeding me a line of you know what.:) ......i'll have to give it a try.
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

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