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Moles ruining my lawn. #4810435
07/10/18 02:35 PM
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Can anyone give me guidance on how to get rid of moles in the lawn. Not just a few like an acre of moles. The whole lot is getting messed up and people are getting twisted ankles. I'm sure it's moles because a few have turned up dead in the bulkhead. Any tricks would be welcomed thank you


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810453
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Treat the lawn for bugs, and insects which is their food source and the moles will go to your neighbors lawn.


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810454
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GrubX. Remove their food supply and they will leave.

Or

Poison - but watch out for domestic animals and children

Or

Black Rat Snake - natural predator


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But 20s have their place

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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810467
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I've tried many things. Grub X works to a point but if you have a healthy soil, you still have earthworms as a food source. Tried the poison worms, garden hose and smoke bombs. Some were hit or miss and I got a couple but poor results overall.

Since I found this trap, my trapping rate is 90%. When I first started I was catching 2+ a day. Set at night, reset in the morning and continue. Worth every penny.

Wire tek mole eliminator.

https://www.ruralking.com/step-in-ground-mole-trap


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: volk06] #4810483
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Originally Posted By: volk06
I've tried many things. Grub X works to a point but if you have a healthy soil, you still have earthworms as a food source. Tried the poison worms, garden hose and smoke bombs. Some were hit or miss and I got a couple but poor results overall.

Since I found this trap, my trapping rate is 90%. When I first started I was catching 2+ a day. Set at night, reset in the morning and continue. Worth every penny.

Wire tek mole eliminator.

https://www.ruralking.com/step-in-ground-mole-trap



Thanks for the link. I'm going to give this a try. They are tearing up my yard big time and I don't like to use chemicals. Hopefully this will do the trick. Is it as easy as it sounds to use? How do you know where to put it in their tunnel line?


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810488
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Only traps I've bought that consistently work have been these: http://www.traplineproducts.com/

They take a little more to set and require two per section of run, but I have killed a lot of moles with them. I've bought more over the years and have about 8 now. They work best if you can find a run along the border of something they are using, like against a foundation or a flower bed border. Just follow the instructional videos and you'll kill some.

Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810502
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At least you don't have a mole of moles.


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: laserred96gt] #4810508
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Originally Posted By: laserred96gt
Treat the lawn for bugs, and insects which is their food source and the moles will go to your neighbors lawn.



+1

Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810555
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My mom got a couple solar powered vibrator sticks for the yard, that shake for about 3 seconds every minute. No more moles, and she had a whole family of em. Mole Eliminators

Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810562
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I have had excellent luck using Giant Destroyer smoke bombs. It works immediately and it is not toxic to humans, pets, soil, plants, or gardens. It also kills the baby moles. It is cheap, effective, and easy to use, https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-279001-Gian...42297&psc=1, but you can buy them almost everywhere, like Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.

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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810582
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I use an ultrasonic Mole Repellent around the garden.

Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: SirTanon] #4810594
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Originally Posted By: SirTanon
At least you don't have a mole of moles.


Love XKCD....6.022x10^23 is a lot of moles.


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810663
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I was watching a YouTube video a while back of an in-ground mole trap that worked really well. You dig it into the ground and when they pass through it, it gets them. I think in order to install it though you had to find the trail the mole digs around.


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Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810701
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Go to YouTube and put Wack-a-Mole Rodenator in the search box.

In this case, you are igniting a mixture of oxygen and propane, in the tunnel. The entire tunnel, or a good section of the tunnel explodes and collapses - with the mole in it. I had this done last year, in my front and back yards. I found it to be both effective and entertaining to watch.

Re: Moles ruining my lawn. [Re: LeakySeals] #4810804
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Get rid of the grubs.


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