U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-04-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
20,419 posts, read 39,122,875 times
Reputation: 39163

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tara0815 View Post
Somebody told my boyfriend that if you put chewing gum in the holes that would kill them and get rid of them.
That DOES work, if:
1) the gum is Juicy Fruit
2) the gum is freshly chewed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-04-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
7,490 posts, read 6,667,656 times
Reputation: 10948
I just learned on NPR that moles are an indication that your yard is very environmentally friendly. I know this doesn't solve your situation, but it is nice to think that you have a safe haven for life as we know it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: WA
5,471 posts, read 21,898,832 times
Reputation: 6157
Moles are an indication the ground is easy to dig and there are plenty of earthworms to eat.

I have found no better way to deal with them than traps (and I have tried many).

If you live in an area with many moles you learn it is just required maintenance... if you let your property dry deeply the moles are reduced but so are desirable plants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-06-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Newport, NC
956 posts, read 3,663,291 times
Reputation: 708
I just use a mouse trap baited with peanut butter and placed near an active run - works for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2012, 09:53 AM
 
2,401 posts, read 4,081,961 times
Reputation: 2181
Get a barn cat / a cat that loves to hunt.

My girl just caught & ate 3 since this spring.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2012, 11:59 AM
 
29,986 posts, read 38,266,689 times
Reputation: 12784
A couple of summers ago I had a plethora of owls show up for a couple of weeks. One night I counted 3 great horned owls, a few barn owls and could also hear a couple of screeching owls. It was so loud that I could not sleep with the windows open for all the hoot'n and screech'n. When they finally left I noticed the number of mole runs had been reduced by about 3/4.

When raptor meets mole the moles don't have a chance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top