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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by OrganicsMaine, May 1, 2011.
Ok guys, best way to remove them? Preferably an organic method.
Thanks as always!
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.
Believe it or not, in our state of NC, you need a depredation permit to off moles.
GrubEX. Kill their food and they will go away.
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.
grubEX will not kill earthworms, but it will cause the moles to go somewhere else.
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.
Moles are carnivores not gum chewers.