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Moles

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by OrganicsMaine, May 1, 2011.

  1. OrganicsMaine

    OrganicsMaine LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Ok guys, best way to remove them? Preferably an organic method.

    Thanks as always!
     
  2. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    You stomp down all the tunnels in the evening. Next morning you go out between 7 and 8 a.m. with two shovels and walk quietly around until you see a new tunnel.
    Trace to the end of it and with luck you will see the ground moving. Stab a shovel behind the movement so the mole can't retreat. Dig him up and dispose of him anyway you would like.

    I don't know of any "organic" way. They are carnivores and eat earthworms mostly.

    The expert is here www.themoleman.com.
     
  3. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 558

    Believe it or not, in our state of NC, you need a depredation permit to off moles.

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    GrubEX. Kill their food and they will go away.
     
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    Have you studied moles? You would learn that earthworms are their prime source of food.
    And we certainly don't want to kill THAT food source.
     
  6. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    grubEX will not kill earthworms, but it will cause the moles to go somewhere else.
     
  7. sharkey

    sharkey LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 50

    Juicy Fruit gum. Make sure it has sugar in it.

    Break each stick into 5 sections and roll each small square around between your index finger and thumb to make a pellet. Walk over the area the evening before treatment to flatten out the tunnels. Next morning, once you see new tunnels, lift the edge of one and slip 5-6 pellets in. Make sure you cover the tunnel with the bait back over because moles can see. The moles eat the gum but cannot digest it which means curtains. Ive used this many times and it works well.
     
  8. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    Coincidence.

    Moles are carnivores not gum chewers.
     

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