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mattflytx 05-27-2007 10:19 AM

Mole Issues
 
I can not get rid of the moles. I have killed the grubs, set the traps, andtried the chili powder.

Any other suggestions?

Mike Swearingen 05-27-2007 11:25 AM

Although many have scoffed, I have used a fool-proof mole zapper successfully for years...Juicy Fruit gum.
Wear gloves to prevent human scent. Roll two unwrapped sticks of Juicy Fruit into a single ball, open a run with a table spoon, drop the gum in, and cover it back up. (Do it in several active runs at a once where they can't miss it.)
Moles LOVE the Juicy Fruit gum, but cannot digest it. It won't take long to be rid of them.
Good luck!
Mike

NateHanson 05-27-2007 12:18 PM

You can borrow my cat. He deposits a few dead moles on our doorstep each week.

ocoee 05-31-2007 11:13 PM

If Mike's method does not work
I have heard that it does by people that I respect but have never tried it
Look into Hi Yield mole pellets use the the same way as the gum

blade 06-02-2007 11:04 PM

Quietly watch the ground for movement around 10am and 3pm,when you see the little sucker working,flip him out with a shovel and smack until dead. Ther is some great personal satisfaction to this procedure.

EZ Rider 06-10-2007 08:33 PM

Talprid. Most plant nurseries around here have it or you can order it online.

Dave

dwayne 06-17-2007 03:13 PM

Temporary succcess!
 
I use the chewing gum solution and it seems to work for a period of time. I do not have any problems for several weeks after dropping the (unwrapped and bare finger rolled) chewing gum into their hole. Three or more weeks later though they are back. I tried some commercial pellets but they did not seem to do any good at all; I like the 10AM-3PM solution!:no:

sedwick 06-18-2007 09:11 AM

If its on level ground, i always just stick my water hose in at the end of a run. They will either drownd or come up for air.

Bigman610 06-19-2007 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blade (Post 47476)
Quietly watch the ground for movement around 10am and 3pm,when you see the little sucker working,flip him out with a shovel and smack until dead. Ther is some great personal satisfaction to this procedure.


I have been able to catch four of them this year using this method. Seven if you count last summer.

If tried poison pellets and traps but the only thing that seems to work for me is the shovel.

MastershieldSouthernMO 03-18-2008 11:21 PM

i know this is an old post, but we are a guaranteed mole removal company, trapping is the best method bar none, we have trapped over 7,000 moles in 6 years for clients. right now i have 500 traps in the ground in clients lawns all across southwestern missouri and SE Kansas. we use the out of sight trap and we guarantee to catch moles doing damage. 1 mole does about 100' of damage a day on average and they are a solitary animal as well as territorial--they mark there territory just like a canine does, urine.

EZ Rider 03-19-2008 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MastershieldSouthernMO (Post 109030)
i know this is an old post, but we are a guaranteed mole removal company, trapping is the best method bar none, we have trapped over 7,000 moles in 6 years for clients. right now i have 500 traps in the ground in clients lawns all across southwestern missouri and SE Kansas. we use the out of sight trap and we guarantee to catch moles doing damage. 1 mole does about 100' of damage a day on average and they are a solitary animal as well as territorial--they mark there territory just like a canine does, urine.

I agree with you 100%. In my previous post I mentioned Talprid, which I have seen to be effective, but since that post I ran into a guy who does trapping (probably the same trap you use) and I went online and bought a couple for my own lawn and was amazed at the QUICK results. I have since bought some more traps to use in the part time lawn care business that my son and I operate.

Mastershields, check your PM's

MastershieldSouthernMO 03-20-2008 09:58 AM

EZ Rider--i don't have enough posts to pm you back i guess, never seen a forum that required me to have so many posts before i pm somebody, weird. but as to your question, i can't give you too much information for up there as it may be a conflict of interest, one of our A All Animal Control offices operates in Jefferson City/Columbia MO. i am the A All Animal Control business in southwest MO, i service about a 100 mile radius. we caught over 1,770 moles last year, i do believe the A All Animal Control guy up near your way caught `1,550 moles last year. but $75 per mole is about right.

EZ Rider 03-20-2008 10:24 AM

Thanks Mastershield. I understand about the conflict of interest. I didn't know you were in with a franchise. I was mainly interested in the price/mole because, just as in the mowing business, it doesn't do ANYONE any good to lowball someone else's prices. Eventually it just brings everyone's prices down and nobody can make any money.

edgar 03-29-2008 01:43 PM

bleach seems to work nicely- call me crazy
 
I've got an acre of lawn and have been trying different methods for the last year. Nothing seemed to work well until 3 weeks ago when on a whim I filled a 2 liter sprayer with bleach and water (1 part bleach:3 parts water). For a couple days I hit each mound with a blast or 2 of the bleach water right dead center so it drains into the tunnel. Now, 3 weeks later, to my surprise my yard is seemingly mole free and has been since a day or 2 after the 1st treatment. This is the 1st time since I bought the place that I don't have a single fresh dig in the yard. I'm keeping a close eye on it. I know it can't last forever. As soon as a fresh mound pops up I'll hit it again with the bleach water. But so far the results are very impressive. With regular attention I hope to stay mole free. It's a lot easier than trapping and cheap to boot.

I know in theory repellents don't work. At least that's what I've read over and over, but my mole issues were major. I'd usually have 40 to 50 fresh mounds all across my yard. Now I have none.


I've no idea what the environmental impact is but would imagine it to be minimal. I only used a few blasts of solution on each mound (hit the mounds only) which translates to about 4 liters of 1:3 for the whole acre. I may experiment with a more diluted solution to see if it still works.

It should also be noted that I have no neighbors. I assume the moles have been driven to the pastures on either side of me (if the bleach solution didn't kill them which I highly doubt). If I had neighbors I'd just be moving my problems next door -not very neighborly.

Leah Frances 04-02-2008 10:15 AM

What did the bleach solution do to your lawn?


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