neighbors- no moles!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by recliner5, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. recliner5

    recliner5 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 105

    My neighbors yards around me don't have moles, they have all come over to my yard and made their homes there, I tell you its plum pitiful. They all have pros that spray their yards, must spray 2-3 times a year. I don't want to pay the pros rather do it myself, yard has been negelted for several years. I am in process in getting it back in shape. I am thinking of Merit soluable bags or Bayer Advanced lawn season long grub control granules. When would be the latest I should put down like in of July, Aug. etc. I have been told of the traps, but how come neighbors don't have traps to catch the moles. The cotten-pickers don't have those pesky rascals. Any sloutions from anyone? Thanks Terp
  2. lugnut#6

    lugnut#6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    no food for moles=no moles.
    kill the grubs etc the moles eat and they will seek greener pun intended :)
  3. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    You two should both already know that killing grubs will not get rid of moles for sure. Moles eat earthworms and any other insect that they come upon. check out this site.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    This is true. Moles eat about anything. However, if you put down an insectide, especially like Merit, that has a residual effect, you will eliminate most or all food source for these. Unfortunately, you also lose alot of predators, and eathworms, and the birds go away, and the whole eco-system is disrupted.
  5. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Kill the grubs to get rid of the moles is a knee-jerk idea to sell an expensive insecticide application. Go to <a href="">ADM-10
    </a> and get the real dope on moles.

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