I have a two stage back lawn. One part runs from the house to the tree
line when it was a farm field. This is an area that we sodded, sprinkled
and generally take care. The other part runs from the tree line to
the lot line and largely left that alone except for mowing the weeds.
I have had moles in the Back 40 for awhile but took a live and let
live stance in the wilder area. However, they are now starting to get to
the real lawn and this CANNOT stand.
However, I would still like to let them live if possible. So I was
thinking about getting a couple of those ultrasonic things that
supposedly keep the critters away and set up a picket line to protect
the real lawn. Anyone know if these really work?
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
On Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:02:15 AM UTC-4, Kurt Ullman wrote:
I've looked into this a few times over the years, ie what to
do about moles. The people that were reporting success were
using the old spearing type of traps. I've tried them and
had no luck. My problem area is the back lawn, which borders
forest area. They seem to like that. I have a cat and even
the cat hasn't caught one.
There are those that say just get rid of grubs and the moles
will leave. That might work in some cases, but moles eat
a wide variety of insects, plants, etc, so it grubs can be
a factor to consider, but I think it's far from a solution.
The post about moles being attracted to the food you are supplying in
You didn't mention the size of the lawn, but in any case, there is
nothing you can do to make the moles leave.
What you can do is to keep them out. I suggest getting a roll or two of
roof flashing metal (aluminum or zinc). Dig a trench around the lawn so
you can put the flashing on edge in the trench. Then back fill the
trench. Sort of like wide lawn edging material. In fact, if you could
find a roll of 8-10 inch wide plastic, you could use that.
The mole doesn't dig very deep.
On Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:02:29 AM UTC-4, Kurt Ullman wrote:
I have one of those sonic things. It gets rid of the moles in the immediat
e vicinity but they just seem to move else where in the lawn. I've also us
ed the mole bait poison. It works some as well. As does grub control inse
cticide. Nothing seems the complete answer. I'd go with a combination of
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