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Posted: 6/28/2002 5:02:01 PM EST
I am new to gardening, this is my second year. I have never even seen a mole. The mole tunneled in and out of my garden. This is ruining our garden and yard. I need Help!!! I
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:06:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/28/2002 5:06:45 PM EST by Corporal_Chaos]
My dad has the same problem with field mice and pack rats. I use a Sheridan 5mm pellet gun with 6 pumps and a 1 million candle power cordless spot light [50].
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:06:53 PM EST
Trust no one. It's a government conspiracy. (You're speaking in metaphore about AR15.com right?)
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:12:35 PM EST
bubblegum, yep bubblegum! They love the stuff but cannot digest it. Place some cheap gumballs around the holes and let em have at it. Later IAJack
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:13:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:20:37 PM EST
The moles are after grubs. Go to wal-mart or something like it and get Diazinon cryslals. Their in the garden area. They kill(sorry) STOP ants,fleas,cockroachs,ect... The moles will either starve or move on to your neighbor's yard. Good Luck
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:25:52 PM EST
Use a pellet gun, it's funner. [50] Sweep, have you tried pest bombs? they worked for me a few years back.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:26:10 PM EST
[we pause breifly for this public service message..] The movie [b][i]Caddy Shack[/i][/b] is NOT a "how to" movie for removing pesky critters! [;)]
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:28:54 PM EST
ten pounds of C4.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:30:11 PM EST
Those mini-wind mills that look like fake flowers work good, or so my step dad says. He had moles real bad. Moles don't like the vibrations that these things make.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:33:09 PM EST
Hehe. "It's your friend, Mr. Squirrel."- Bill Murray; Caddyshack
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:33:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:35:44 PM EST
Use the pest bombs inside. They spread the chemical really well. You have to cover both outside and inside with them because the pinko commie bastards lay eggs constantly.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:35:57 PM EST
Sweep, Get Advantage from the Vet, then spray your yard with malithion (sp) it'll kill every insect in the yard. Should only need to apply it once or twice. Problem solved, takes about 20 minutes.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:45:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:49:01 PM EST
I expect an invite to the BBQ.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 5:55:05 PM EST
Find a fresh or freshly revamped main tunnel and carefully place a spring mole trap at mid day, pushing the tunnel down halfway under the trigger. Using two or three for scattered main tunnels works even better.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 6:26:25 PM EST
Having studied the buggers a bit back in School, I have to say that Happyshooter's solution is most in line with my understanding of mole control. Stores like Home Depot or Lowe's usually sell mole traps. If there is a reputable pest control company in your area they may sell you traps as well. [url=http://www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort/pests/Moles.htm]This website[/url] discusses alternate control methods, as well as how to identify active tunnels and set the trap. If you are near a university with an Agriculture or Bology Department, or even a University of MO Extension Center, you may also be able to get free advice there.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 7:06:47 PM EST
DUDE!!! Ya gotta gas 'em out!! WE used to mix chlorine and ammonia and dump it in the holes.. It forms chlorine gas and croaks the little buggers!! OR You could find a member of PETA and a mole counselor/negotiator and try to reason with them. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 7:12:44 PM EST
Whatever you do - you just HAVE to rent Caddyshack and watch it this weekend. It will keep you in the right mindset.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 7:14:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 7:18:50 PM EST
Hey, claymores aren't that bad of an idea. If you live in a rural area purchase some 12 or 20 guage #9's and rig a booby trap. Use a rat trap, shotgun shell, and some fishing line. A little practice and you'll figure it out.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 8:29:34 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/28/2002 10:41:01 PM EST
I used to shove roman candles and m80's down their holes. Marginally effective, but it sure was fun. Mothballs in the holes seemed to discourage them and there are kits you can buy to gas them with carbon monoxide. I fought them to an uneasy standstill. Never did get a clear shot at the sneaky bastards. Good luck, you will need it.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 10:44:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/29/2002 7:52:08 AM EST
Thanks for all the info. I'm not sure if I can use the spring traps. I have a problem with mouse traps also. I throw the entire trap away. The chemical ideas sound great. I don't care how they die. I twisted my ankle in one of there holes last night. After a trip to the ER, x-rays and a pair of crutches, THIS IS REVENGE!!!
Link Posted: 6/29/2002 7:59:27 AM EST
"pour ammonia and bleach down the hole" Ahhhh, I love the smell of mustard gas in the mornin'! Seriously dude, a pellet gun will be the funnest approach. Matter of fact, I plan to reak some havoc on the bastard field mice invading my dad's yard this evening. [50]
Link Posted: 6/29/2002 8:08:26 AM EST
My wife says Juicy Fruit gum is the ticket...
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 3:36:20 AM EST
MSMEDCOP, Your topic title: "Moles, how do you get rid of them in my yard?" Led me to think; why should I get the moles out of your yard? I'm having enough trouble getting them out of my own yard! Guardcoach
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:02:15 AM EST
[url]http://www.rodexindustries.com/video2b.ram[/url] Watch the video and you will find a fun and profitable way to the ultimate in pest control......if Karl only knew about the Rodex 4000 the Cadillac of Pest Control.... Rated 'M' for mature
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:10:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sweep: We had this problem three years ago and I sprayed Precor and a Catalyst once in the house and under the house and the problem was solved. However, the EPA will not allow them to sell the Catalyst anymore. Arrrgggh!
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Sweep, Mrs. Tippie has the right idea. Advantage on the dogs, Malathion on the yard....now go one step further in the house. Sprinkle Borax on your carpet and anywhere the dogs bed down. Leave it there for a couple of hours, then vaccuum. Yeah, I'm talking about the old 20 Mule Team Borax. You can get it in the laundry aisle at the grocery store. Works great to get rid of fleas. Do this a couple of times a week for a 2 or 3 weeks. If you treat the yard, the dogs, and the house at the same time, your problem should be solved. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:20:11 AM EST
Fleas: Put down flea power for them while going away for a weekend. They prefer a blood meal, but if there's nothing else, they eat mites or the flea powder. I tried Flea bombs several times to no avail and in desperation bought a can of flea power. My problem was gone in 48 hours. Moles: Gum works good. Most moles never surface long enough to get any kind of a shot. Gophers on the other hand, can be bold sonzabitches and merit ballistic attention.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 4:42:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 5:54:32 AM EST
I've never had any luck with traps. I've used mole bombs they do seem to work but they leave dead grass lines. A buddy of mine turned me on to road flares. Dig a hole to expose their tunnel.Insert an unlit flare to make sure it fits.When it fits easy enough take it out and light it, re-insert it and back fill.I recommend doing several locations at a time. Road flares work good and don't kill the grass (at least mine or the people I know who have done this). I was surprized on how easy and effective this is. Good luck. Andy
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 9:01:49 PM EST
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