Does anyone have a way to get rid of moles? I have tried a yard spray of Castor oil, sonic noises, and Jerry Baker's suggestions. Nothing has worked for the long haul and this year they are back with a vengeance. The only good thing is I don't ever have to aerate my lawn.
My husband had his own lawn care business, he is an agronomist. He suggests that you more than likely have grubs, that is what the moles feed on. So you should have your lawn treated for grubs, if you plan to do it yourself, use extreme caution and follow the directions to the letter. Really gross when the grubs begin to die. But it worked on our own yard and many others he treated. He had his applicator's license.
Hope this helps. (07/22/2003)
We had moles that made tunnels all across the back of our lot a couple of years ago. After much research we finally went the trap route. That is the only thing that worked.
A good trap is best; and you know when you kill one. Second, or simultaneously, get some "mole beans" (seeds from the Castor plant). Poke holes throughout their tunnels and drop the seeds in. CAUTION: The seeds are poisonous if ingested. I got mine many years ago from a friend and harvest fresh crops in the fall from the tropical plants that I grow throughout my yard. They are really hardy and provide a lush, jungle atmosphere.
By Dr. Jose
We have used Juicy Fruit Gum (Sticks not Chicklets). Put a stick in each of the holes and they seem to go away. (08/15/2004)
Buy a cheap transistor radio, tune in to any station playing music 24/7, switch it on, (loudly) wrap it in a plastic bag, and bury it. The radio will play as long as the batteries last, but by then the moles will all have left home. (08/16/2004)
Rat poison and giving them heart attacks? What's wrong with you people? I got rid of them just by putting one of those whirling flower things you stick in the ground. I also rescued a baby mole from my dogs and it was completely blind and helpless. It was also very cute. Why is the answer to some of you always murder? (07/16/2005)
I finally gave up other methods and buried flashing in my yard. Flashing is the stuff on your roof. A 14 inch x 50 feet roll. It stopped them from coming in from the neighboring field. Just dig a 15 inch slot in your yard and bury it vertically.
Read about using Chocolate X-lax. Tried it and it got rid of the moles in the garden. Put one piece of chocolate x-lax in their run about every three feet. There have been no signs they are still in the garden. (08/03/2008)
We tried it all. Nothing worked except my husband seeing the dirt one day moving. He got a shovel and pushed it down the middle of the hole and cut it in half. We had spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on all kinds of grub killer, mole trap, mole bait, the battery things that you put in the ground. Nothing worked. Just get them with the shovel. One mole ruined our whole back yard. If anyone wants to have one as a pet, be my guest. They are pests in my book. (10/25/2008)
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