Moved in to a nice home last June only to find a mole(s) have also. the
critter is in a small part of the front lawn, numberous mounds areound
the area showing off their tunnels. I treated lawn with GrubEx 3 weeks
ago realizing that will reduce grubs in the future.
Am so frustrated, I purchased some MoleTox II, of course store said it
was a snap to use.
anything I should be aware of using it?
tks for any tips.
Upstate NY area.
"What is moletox 2? A bait? "
Now Steveo, according to you, I'm supposed to be just an armchair idiot
with bogus advice, but even I know that Moletox is a gel bait mole
poison. So, what does that say about you dear?
What exactly do you trader for, leg humper?
Baits don't work, too bad you didn't know that. I don't keep track
of snake-oil baits and sonic zappers. You've likely bought everyone
made by now. lol
I've posted mole advice in here recently, go read it and learn something.
"Baits don't work, too bad you didn't know that."
Steveo, Buzzard, whoever you are. If you look at my post made 10 mins
earlier, at 10:11PM, you'll see I stated:
"Oh, and to the OP, I've tried similar gel baits, without much
Please let us know how it works for you. "
Check and Mate!
asizzor type mole trap , the one with the two separte wire handles for
setting it is the best trap ive used. you have to did a hole in an
active tunnel to get it down in there , ive killed 75 moles in the last
three years with two of them and the traps were only 13.00 ea i think...
baits and poisons and grubex wont get rid of them .i got the traps at
gemplers.com .let us know how you make out , im passionate about mole
Very discouraged here folks, am new to mole elimination as you can see
as I was conned into buying the mole bait at the store. Am cluless on
traps too. are there services around that do this type of thing.
Bought this beatiful home only to be haunted by a freakin mole! or 2.
any help would be appreciated.
I'm not sure what I got, but last night I had my dog fetch whatever it was
moving in the dark and he caught it. I'm pretty sure its a mole/pocket mole,
but never seen them out of there hole and this one was out of his hole. I
used Fox Urine in all the holes I could find on my property to try too get
ride of it so maybe it irritated him enough to move, but we will never know
because he's dead now. I have had some luck with the smoke bombs, but not
effective. Going to switch over to the traps next! Let me know if you have
I'm sure there are services to do it but,,, It's going to cost you and this
will most certainly not be the last time you will have a mole problem. That
said, most any decent hardware store will have mole traps. There are two
main types, one is a spear type and the other scissors. They're relatively
easy to set up and use but are rather gruesome, yet effective if used
properly. Everything else is mostly smoke and mirrors. I have used one
product called mole scoot (applies via application with hose) that does seem
to chase them off but it's never a long term solution (chases the mole to
neighboring properties or untreated areas of same property), until it wears
Your best bet is to find a source for traps and learn to use them, they're
inexpensive, reusable and effective. Naturally you will also want to keep
children and pets away from set traps. BTW chances are a service would come
out and set traps then return to check them and dispose of the remains.
You'd still have to keep children and pets clear. And you'd be paying a
premium for their physical presence, (service call) and labor.
Don't know enough yet or which hardware store in your area has them?
A half stick of dynamite and some gasoline works wonders on a mole hole.
Locate every surface entrance and pour one gallon of gasoline into
same. Plug holes with 1/2 stick of dynamite with detonation cap. Wire
caps with detcord. Retreat to a safe distance, say "Au revoir, Monsieur
Mole!" and hit the detcord.
Of course, you may require some slight turf repair after treatment.
I've had good luck with the smoke bombs, particularly when the smoke is
pushed with a blower/vac.
On a side note with that, as I build my own smoke bombs I bought materials
off of the internet and last week got an "informative" letter from the US
Department of Justice informing me of the illegality of fireworks making.
Damn, on another list...
Here's what worked for me. Get a cat. They are nice pets and 24/7 pest
controllers. A cat will rid your yard of moles and keep other pests away.
I understand that a lot of people don't like cats but I came to view them in
a whole new light after my mole experience. If you don't want to own one,
maybe you can borrow one from a friend for a week or two. Try it and let us
know how it worked for you. I'm betting you'll be very happy with the
Tks all for the great advice. I will update you on my dilemma:
I hired a professional today to set 2 traps, he will be back tomorrow to
see if they worked. I can't tell you how horrible it is to see your
lawn be destroyed like this freakin mole is doing. I'll move before it
takes over everything. He also said I probably have "Voles" for gods
sakes but traps are like mouse traps for them.
Very expensive to say the least too.
Lar from alt.consumers.pest-control told me to treat them like mice. Get a
tamper resistant bait station, rat sized, and secure rat bait in it... use
the "blocks" rather then the d-con type pellets.
Haven't seen any Vole after my dog caught one, so haven't tried that bait
station yet. Good luck!
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