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Old 04-27-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Sorrento
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My yard looks like a mole maze. Do these little critters cause dammage?

How do I get rid of them without killing any animals?

Thanks ~
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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My yard looks like a mole maze. Do these little critters cause dammage?

How do I get rid of them without killing any animals?

Thanks ~
Sprinkle grub killer. Moles will then have to look elsewhere for food.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Our moles is not so bad, but i would also like to know how to get rid of them.

I did spread out Grub ex to get rid of grubs. What else can be done please.

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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Our moles is not so bad, but i would also like to know how to get rid of them.

I did spread out Grub ex to get rid of grubs. What else can be done please.

Thanks
Shouldn't need to do anything else. Grub killer, then wait.

It can be difficult to tell when the moles have left, and your lawn may take a year to recover. If in doubt do a second application of the grub killer several weeks after the first. Read the instructions though - there are different kinds, some that claim to act season-long and some that don't.


P.S. Maybe get an alligator.

Last edited by tonrob; 06-25-2008 at 05:08 PM.. Reason: An afterthought...
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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I live in Michigan and we have a couple of helpers:



At least it works for us!
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Fl
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My yard looks like a mole maze. Do these little critters cause dammage?

How do I get rid of them without killing any animals?

Thanks ~
I'm in NH and we have a HUGE mole problem in our neighborhood. We have tried EVERYTHING on the market, except hiring a professional trapper.

We did several brands of grub killer which didn't work at all. I don't necessarily like to kill animals either......but they were tunneling under our paver patio which we put in two years ago and cost over $10,000. The contractor told us that moles can tunnel underneath and completely ruin the patio.

We then tried mole killer pellets, no luck. We tried a mole trap (which kills them), no luck. We actually saw one tunneling while my husband was mowing the lawn and my husband got it out with a shovel.

Some people think moles are okay as they aerate your lawn and get the grubs. However, if you have a patio they can damage it by tunneling underneath. Also, we have a bunch of mulched flower beds in our yard and the moles were tunneling around in there and caused uprooting of tons of flowers & plants which then died and never came back. So they can also cause extensive damage to a garden.

You can always try the hav-a-heart traps I guess.....not sure if those work for moles. They trap them live and then you have to let the mole go somewhere else.......or call a pest expert.

Also, the CAT idea is great! We used to have neighbors that had several outdoor cats and I think they used to get the moles because once they moved, I noticed a HUGE increase in the mole population in our yard.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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I'm in NH and we have a HUGE mole problem in our neighborhood. We have tried EVERYTHING on the market, except hiring a professional trapper.

We did several brands of grub killer which didn't work at all. I don't necessarily like to kill animals either......but they were tunneling under our paver patio which we put in two years ago and cost over $10,000. The contractor told us that moles can tunnel underneath and completely ruin the patio.

We then tried mole killer pellets, no luck. We tried a mole trap (which kills them), no luck. We actually saw one tunneling while my husband was mowing the lawn and my husband got it out with a shovel.

Some people think moles are okay as they aerate your lawn and get the grubs. However, if you have a patio they can damage it by tunneling underneath. Also, we have a bunch of mulched flower beds in our yard and the moles were tunneling around in there and caused uprooting of tons of flowers & plants which then died and never came back. So they can also cause extensive damage to a garden.

You can always try the hav-a-heart traps I guess.....not sure if those work for moles. They trap them live and then you have to let the mole go somewhere else.......or call a pest expert.

Also, the CAT idea is great! We used to have neighbors that had several outdoor cats and I think they used to get the moles because once they moved, I noticed a HUGE increase in the mole population in our yard.
Huge mole problem !! just how big are these huge moles ?
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Fl
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Huge mole problem !! just how big are these huge moles ?
LOL!!!!!!!!
That's hilarious!

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Old 06-26-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Moles don't just eat grubs they eat earthworms too.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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LOL!!!!!!!!
That's hilarious!

Now, if one of those moved into my garden I don't think I'd be arguing with it...
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