Hi all - I haven't tried to poison this damned thing, but I have tried
one of the mole guillotines to no avail. A friend at work suggested used
kitty litter sprinkled around tunnel entrances- apparently the cat urine
scares moles away. Sounds logical to me, but before I subject myself to
a litter box, I'd like your opinion. TIA.
You need a Cat. We have two outdoor kitties, and they are freaking
RUTHLESS. I have ZERO problems with moles, gophers, or rabbits. They kill
everything in sight. The downside is I'm stuck cleaning up the bloody
gut-pyles that they leave for me by the garage door. It's a fair trade.
I normally would suggest a gopher "bomb" but when I used one three weeks ago,
the still-alive-gopher had actually pushed the spent cartridge completely out of
the hole the following morning. I've used these bombs for years with varying
degrees of success but this is the first time I've had this happen.
Be careful with "Gopher Gassers". Years ago I was using them. They
weren't working very well and I decided to stuff a ball of crumpled
newspaper in the holes after throwing in a cartridge. That worked better
but the last time(!), the cartridge didn't go in very far and the newspaper
blew out. There were some burning embers which I stomped on to put out,
but the fire spread. Then I got the rake and tried to get rid of the leaves
that were catching on fire. Then, a friend showed up and tried to pull the
garden hose over but it must have been kinked because no water came out.
The fire was spreading and I called the Fire Department. You haven't lived
until you watch your neighbor's family line up next to their pool looking at
the fire in the woods behind their place. The FD put out the fire and hosed
down all the dried leaves. They asked me how it happend and I explained.
He said he had never heard that excuse before and I got the feeling I was
getting off without a fine. He dumped 200 gallons of the remaining water
down the gopher hole. The criters didn't show up for a month, but they did
Shanghai McCoy blurted out in alt.home.lawn.garden:
Call a professional to come set some traps.
I've had mole problems for yrs (because my neighbor has a grub farm going in
his yard). Even though I put down Grub-X twice a yr.
Traps got 3 moles in little over a week.
Most pro's make you sign a contract that has them coming once a week to check
or move the traps. THis contract costs X dollars. Then you pay per mole
It was well worth it for me.
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