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Old 03-31-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Kentucky Girl
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and the mole hills in my yard.. Need advice on cheap, easy and non disgusting ways of getting rid of said mole. Any info would be appriecated. Im tired of almost spraining my ankle when its dark out when I come home.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Everyone hates the moles.

None of the approaches is at all satisfactory. A big dog that likes to eat them is the only thing that is trouble free.

Spike them, crush them, trap them, all is a big PITA.

I'd like to try one of those propane things that blows up their tunnels, though.

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I have a fairly heavy riding tractor. Usually their holes and runs disappear after the first spring mowing. I would suspect, that running over their turf with a vehicle, would also put a damper on their tunnels. Lawn rollers and aerators might also give them a hard time. I do a little aeration in my raised beds with my pitchfork - to keep them under control.

They do make special traps just for moles: http://www.victorpest.com/store/mole-and-gopher-control I have not tried these.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Kentucky Girl
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Eww I dont want to trap them cause well then I have dispose of them... I just like the flowers near my house to live longer this year then last and not trip so often when walking in my yard .. Unfortunatly we rent and cant have a dog otherwise that would rock,....
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:43 AM
 
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I like moles
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:16 AM
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^^^ you can have mine! The dog can't keep up!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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LOL, that's pretty aggressive, but I think my whole yard would be even worse off if I tried that!

I used to have success with spray deterrents that attach with a hose, but it doesn't work as well as it used to. I have to spray every few weeks which gets pretty expensive. I've tried poisons, those little vibrating things you bury in the ground, traps, grub control products, I just can't get rid of the moles. My neighbors used to have a cat that would catch them, but they moved away. None of our dogs or cats have ever been interested in catching our moles, either.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Somebody told my boyfriend that if you put chewing gum in the holes that would kill them and get rid of them.. While yes getting rid of them is awesome would that also make my yard like dead moles???
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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I had great success with one of the "mole guard" yard perimeter sprays. I, too, did not want to see them, kill them, etc. Last spring I picked a day when it wasn't going to rain for at least a few days, thoroughly sprayed the perimeter of the yard (it was one of those bottles that hook up to the hose) and didn't see signs of them until this year, the past couple of weeks they're back so I'll spray again.
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