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Are you at a woods edge? If so, that makes it tough.
Two things will work. One is simple and the other more complex.
First: Cat(s). Once they spot one above or tunneling, they become very
patient and determined. Was next to woods once. Serious mole tuneling
problem. Stray cat someone dumped off in woods. Roaming around house to
house. No one wanted it. I took it in. Cat cleaned up moles in a couple
of months. No more tunnels. Many tunnels on other side of fences at
neighbors of which one had la-de-da turf rolled out. Made sure I
mentioned how that PITA cat that was around that no one wanted became
mine and eliminated moles...except for the occasional head I'd fine in
Second: There is something in the yard they want to eat. Grubs, worms,
plant bulbs. Grubs are their favorite but when they are out of season
worms are next choice.
For grubs, milky spore is awesome. Lasts for a decade or more but takes a
year or two to widely establish itself. Multiplies and spreads itself.
For bulbs and worms...not very good choices.
BTW, when you see a skunk digging in your yard, they are doing you a
favor. They love to eat grubs and can smell them from above. Sure, they
make a hole...a hole that can often just have turf pushed back on and
stepped on. First rain makes it vanish. Whereas, grubs eat grass roots
from below. Grass dies in brown spots above. Replant necessary. And of
course, skunk has made yard a poor dining area for tunneling moles by
removing favorite food.
Neighbor had a fence around his property because he had a pool. Cat
could easily jump or walk up chain link fence; however, must have felt
it was not his territory. Wooded area across the street. Used to watch
him sit there waiting. Occasionally catch him doing a pounce. Would
bring home mole, chipmunk, small snake, whatever.
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 21:34:50 -0600, Red Green wrote:
I have two Pomeranians that dig one up on occasion. They are close to the
ground, ears face forward like a fox and I believe they hear them and dig
them up. I fill in the hole they dig after trading treats for the dead
mole to keep them from taking too much pride in their find and bring it
in the house. Moles don't survive far inside the fence in the back yard.
Modern vehicles emit very little CO - or at least much less than their
predecessors. The reason being fuel injection, computer control of the
combustion process, and catalytic convertors.
A better source of CO, I'll bet, is a lawnmower.
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