Mole problem, Help!

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by zappaf19, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I have moles!!!!!!! I have tried the worms, pills that come in the cone container I am not sure about traps.(hate to waste anymore money) I have even peed in the runs. I know moles have a main run and feeder runs. A feeder run is used only once. I find the main run by steping on the runs. If it comes back it is a main run.
    Thanks
    Bill:mad:
     
  2. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    I have a friend that had moles and he used moth balls and he said it worked for him as long as he kept moth balls out.
    You might givem a try and see if it works for you.

    AL
     

  3. Wally

    Wally New Member

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    First ya got to catch the moths!! Sorry LOL LOL !
     
  4. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    hmmm.... dynamite always worked for me:)

    i have heard of people using moth balls to get rid of them and there is also a plant i think it's called moe bean plant they grow to be huger but after a year they die and you have to cut them down and discard them but they do drop seeds.i can do a little more hunting for them after while and maybe find you more info but right now i got a few cat fish calling my name:)
     
  5. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I think it is called Casta Bean plant, they do work I know a few people that have them. I think they come back every year not sure on that. And moth balls work also.
     
  6. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    They make hose end concentrate that attaches to your hose made of Castrol Oil and Soybean oil. Those little guys hate having any type of oil on their fur and will drive them out of your yard. The secret to make it really work good is to do this after a heavy rain or after a long soaking with a sprinker. The soil needs to be very moist in order to translocate though the soil and into their tunnels. It works prerry good but will need to reapply ever couple of months. Also a soil pentrating pesticide will help also in elimating grubs which is their main diet.
     
  7. Eithne

    Eithne New Member

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    I've always been told that you can put pinwheels up in your yard to help. Moles don't like any movement through the ground like that so any yard decoration that creates a vibration will keep them away. It worked in my mom's yard when we kept the cats in the house. Chemical free and aesthetically pleasing. :p
     
  8. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    put bubble gum in the hole the moles will eat it gums up their insides and they die
     
  9. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Haven't tried it myself but have heard that you can put in those carbide pellets (like the ones you use in those carbide lights) into the runs and pour on the water. The gas will send them a digging their way out. Just don't light a match.
     
  10. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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  11. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    Found this while doing a search for dry ice machines a while back.
    I have heard in the past about people using carbon dioxide straight from the bottle..they put a hose up into the tunnel and turned the valve on so that it would slowly fill the tunnel with the carbon dioxide to get rid of the moles.

    http://www.dryiceinfo.com/other.htm#GOPHER ERADICATION
     
  12. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    I also have a huge mole problem. Between the moles and the dogs trying to dig them up, they have destroyed my yard. I used the pellets and then did some research. They said moles eat grubs, not pellets and you're wasting your time and money trying to get them to eat pellets. They say the only good way to get rid of them is to get rid of the grub worms they feed on. When they run out of food, they will move on.

    I got a 40 lb. bag of insecticide at Walmart for about $12 and used a broadcast spreader behind my lawn tractor to distribute it. That was about a week ago so I don't know if it is working or not yet.
     
  13. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    In the interest of tryin to help out others, I will repeat what my aunt found in the local newspaper.
    seems you make up a concoction of texas pete or loosieanna hot sauce, hot peppers ground up, black pepper and vinegar. the article said after puttin it all together you would pour it into the moles hole and he would leave .:)
    My comment was that would make me leave!!!!:cool:
     
  14. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Dang, that sounds like a good marinate for my next BBQ chicken.........thanks:)
     
  15. jim

    jim New Member

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    Flaboy that sounds like an effective remedy all right but dont you find it difficult to pour it into the moles hole though?:p If you catch the mole so you can pour this secret sauce in his hole wouldn't it be easier to just carry him over to your neighbors lawn and let him loose?:rolleyes: This system would probably work better on Grumpys moles because he has a "Huge Mole" problem .I would think it would be easier to pour it into his bigger than normal mole holes.Does anyone know where you can buy mole hole funnels?:) ;)PS this is WALLYS fault they started it.On another note I have had lawn experts tell me the mole doesn't do much harm and its a good way to aerate the soil.
     
  16. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    I've caught my last two moles by hand. I flatted out there tunnel by foot and watch it rise up the next morning, put a foot on each side of them and reach in and got them. Took them accross the highway and let them loose.
     
  17. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    All you did was move them. They just come back.
    Moles have tunnels that go down in the ground 10+ ft and they will sure tear it up.
    Have a friend that shoots them with a shotgun.:) Sure makes a hole in the yard but its a dead mole/
    On the traps lots of people think when the trap is tripped that they did not get the mole. but if you dig in he is there dead.
    Pete
     
  18. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Naw... the two moles were different, one was a lot bigger.:)
     
  19. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I've tried pinwheels, poison, CO (Carbon Monoxide), traps but the only thing I know for sure works is my 12 ga shotgun. :mad:
     
  20. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Moles can be disastrous to farmers. Let a cow or horse step thru a mole run and they might break their leg. Someones yard getting messed up is no big deal though. I wish I could remember where I seen this. There was a guy that had a flamethrower type gun. He would fill the holes with propane and then light it. WHOOFF Burned em up quick, but this was built with farmers or horses and cattle in mind, not the average back yard.