I heard this and have been using it. Does it seem to work????? yes.
juicy fruit gum (spearamint) cut in to small pieces and inserted in the
burrows without human touch (I use a knife and tweezers untouched) works
They eat the gum but supposedly cannot digest it and die. If they smell a
human on the gum it does not work.
Or>>>>>>> spray the yard for grubs, and or spread diazinon to kill the
grubs. No food they move on. If you have pets etc the spray is best as it
soaks in after a rain. Problem is with the gum is that you have to outkill
the population explosion. and they do come back.
Gum doesn't work.
http://www.dumville.org/moles/charron.html "Chewing gum ingested by a mole
will not gunk up his internal works and cause him to explode, despite the
popular notion that it will. No mole in his right mind will eat chewing gum,
especially with the smorgasbord of delights (slugs, ants, grubs) routinely
spread before him. Moles eat insects and invertebrates. They do not eat
chewing gum, Alka-Seltzer, boric acid, soap powder, Drano, steel wool,
ground glass and the like. Moles are nearly blind but they are not stupid. "
http://www.molepro.com/support/common_questions/products.htm#2 The idea
here is the mole will ingest the gum and choke to death as a result. Not
only have we never seen proof this method works, but one must have serious
doubts as to whether a carnivorous animal will be prone to eating gum. Not
one of the more plausible methods.
The chewing gum didnt work. The moles continue to destroy our yard, except
for now they are doing it with minty fresh breath.
Unfortunately, there are no "short cuts" or "magic wands" when controlling
moles. Some garden experts, frustrated by lack of knowledge about trapping,
recommend the use of chewing gum inserted in mole burrows. There is no proof
that this is effective and on a trial basis it has proven ineffective.
http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/grownet/sm-animal/moles.htm One of
the most common of these surefire remedies has been to place chewing gum in
the burrow. Research has shown that doing so has no effect on moles even if
they eat it.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
There are only two practical methods to get rid of moles: kill what
they eat, or get an animal that likes to hunt and kill them.
You can often see the earth moving above them, and stab in a shovel
and flip them out. Ineffective for population control unless you have
only two, but entertaining, if you're easily entertained.
I think there were a couple of guys using a propane injector recently that
sounded really cool. You inject propane mixed with oxygen into the tunnel and
ignite it. The subsequent shockwave / flame wall apparently wipes the varmits
Unfortunately, if you aren't really careful, the collateral damage can be a
Ah! Here you go: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId 100065
Can't you call them "rat traps" or "alien invader detection system"?
Calcium Carbide is an anti-molant. Throw some pebbles down the mole-hole.
Add water. This forms acetylene gas.
Throw match down the mole-hole.
Instant Holy Moleys.
Mole traps are banned!? Now just WHO is enforcing this in your backyard?
that's almost the most rediculous thing i've ever heard.
But as far as the moles are concerned, get rid of the grub worms and the
moles will move on. Treat the lawn for grubs.
Okay, Peter. When you see small mounds of dirt snaking across the lawn
- you may have a mole.
Piss in the yard to collapse the tunnel.
If you are nervous about being seen; collect urine samples, and then
The mole will move next door.
I got a catalog in the mail the other day. I imagine other places have it
for sale, too.
Windmill Mole Chaser
Eliminate moles without chemicals or traps
Moles will move out fast once they hear the ground-penetrating noise
created by this windmill-like fan. Although silent above ground, the
windmill creates a vibration underground that moles cant stand. Made of
rust proof, zinc-plated steel. Requires 8 feet of galvanized pipe (not
included). 18"l x 20"w.
I had a mole problem. They were producing these snake-like mounds all
over my lawn. I applied a grub killer for lawns, just once. It
killed the grubs, and the moles left because they had no food. That
was 8 years ago, and havn't seen a mole since.
if traps are banned,i guess youll have to live with the moles.my
neighbor runs an engine exhuast into the tunnells and runs for hours, i
just trap them.... what happened in wa to get traps banned, ??? a love
of the moles or a terrible human tragedy caused by mole trap??
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. --Benjamin
replying to peter, Kay wrote:
I have tried every single remedy mentioned here and only one worked and worked
for years. That remedy is Milky Spore. Critters had pretty much killed all of
my hosta and destroyed out lawn when by chance someone mentioned that Milky
Spore will kill their food and then they will move on. It's been about six
years and now I am seeing evidence of their return. I have my Milky Spore ready.
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