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shawtiger
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Baton Rouge, LA.
Member since Jan 2004
409 posts

How to get rid of moles
In my yard. Any suggestions?


Pintail
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Member since Nov 2011
6008 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
Move. It worked for me.


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Pintail
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Member since Nov 2011
6008 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
In all honesty, I tried worm looking poisons, pesticides, scissor traps, Juicy Fruit, flooding them out with a water hose, my dog, etc. They were unstoppable in my yard.


Thecoz
Member since Dec 2018
824 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
I know op was joking...and I was anyway because I was retiring ....

But .... I moved....

They were still there when I pulled out of the driveway the last time...
Learned to live with them but I did not use yard much cause empty nester ...


shawtiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA.
Member since Jan 2004
409 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
Not encouraging so far. Ain’t gonna move.


Thecoz
Member since Dec 2018
824 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
The best thing is to try to get rid of their food source....grubs...put bug killer stuff on your yard as needed to kill them...

But DO NOT tell your neighbors...you want them to have lots of grubs in their soil so the moles move along...
I know I was a bad neighbor....


Pintail
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Member since Nov 2011
6008 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
FYI the scissor traps are crap.

I wish I could have gotten my hands on one of these Rodenator.



MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
4106 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
Insecticide you’re kill food source. Castor oil spray in flower beds or to create a perimeter around your lawn.

Traps don’t work.

I have woods next to me so I’ll never get rid of them, but routine insecticide use seems to help.


Canon951
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Member since May 2020
15 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
I have had good luck with those spikes you put in the ground that buzz or hum or whatever it is they do. 2 different times I’ve used them to run a mole over into the neighbors yard


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CoachChappy
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re: How to get rid of moles
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The best thing is to try to get rid of their food source....grubs...put bug killer stuff on your yard as needed to kill them...


This!


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b-rab2
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re: How to get rid of moles
I’ve had a lot of success with the scissor traps. Don’t mash the tunnels down is key.


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indytiger
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Member since Oct 2004
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re: How to get rid of moles
My yard was overrun with them a 6 months ago. Saw this trick on youtube, it worked for me (or I just got lucky and they left).

Buy a bunch of juicy fruit gum. Walk around your yard and poke a hole in their tunnels, and stick a piece of gum in the hole. Cover the hole.

Apparently they are highly attracted to the gum, but their bodies can't process it and it kills them.

Cut my grass yesterday, not one tunnel to be found.


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cgrand
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re: How to get rid of moles
get a little terrier type dog, or borrow one


Mr Breeze
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Loup
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Ferriday
Member since Apr 2019
2202 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
Just moved in to a new place a few months ago. For the first 2 weeks my dog diligently searched out and destroyed the moles. My yard is full of craters that I have to fill but hey, no more moles.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: How to get rid of moles
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Traps don’t work.


I don’t know. I’ve had plenty of success with scissor traps. There’s a bit if a learning curve on figuring out their habits and the best way to set the traps up. It’s darn near impossible to get rid of them completely, but between trapping and treating the yard for grubs they’re not a big issue for me anymore.

The biggest problem for me is that not only do they eat grubs, but they also love earthworms. So I occasionally find a tunnel leading into my garden. I set up the trap on their main highway and it usually doesn’t take long.




b-rab2
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N. Louisiana
Member since Dec 2005
12020 posts
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re: How to get rid of moles
Cute little guys. Wish they didnt have to come into my yard.


bluedragon
Auburn Fan
Birmingham
Member since May 2020
1000 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
In New Mexico we used the garden hose at one hole and our dachshund at the other .....done in two shakes for each that came out. No more moles.


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TigerTatorTots
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re: How to get rid of moles
I've tried literally every method that exists. Still moles


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Havoc
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Member since Nov 2015
10477 posts

re: How to get rid of moles
I had pretty good luck with the kill traps. One thing I would do is take skewer sticks and some tape and make little flags and stick them around in the tunnels to see which ones were active and trap those. Some tunnels are used primarily while others may get dug once and never used again.


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