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Lurch77
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join:2001-11-22
Oconto, WI
kudos:4

Need to kill a mole.

I want a mole dead. There are a lot of non-working tricks, tips, and baits to get rid of moles. I need to know if any of you have used a mole bait successfuly. If so, what was it?

guppy_fish
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join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
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I put a hose in the hole and run it till water comes out another hole.


nunya
LXI 483
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
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reply to Lurch77
My neighbor is retired. He has all day to do whatever he wants. He gets a lawnchair, a cold beverage, and a shovel. He sits and waits until he actually sees one moving through the yard and then whacks it with the shovel. He stomps their tunnels down first to make it easier to see them move.

I've tried all the baits and poisons. The exhaust hoses, the castor oil, the bubble gum. They don't work.

The "spike" traps rarely work. You need about 8 of them. I'd say I've killed *maybe* 10 moles in 10 years with spike traps.

My most successful kills have been using the "flood 'em out" method. I find the highest hole or trail and stick a water hose in it. Some times it will literally run for 20 minutes without seeing a trickle of water or a mole. Eventually their tunnels all flood and the moles come up shortly thereafter. They all seem to come up at once, so it's nice to have a BB gun or a partner. Then you either shoot or bash them as the run away above ground. They are actually kind of fast.
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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to Lurch77
I use revenge smoke bombs.

Hahausuck
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reply to Lurch77
Doesn't Melatonin See Profile know how to do something like this?

Seriously though, I'd probably camp out and wait till he pops his head out and zap him with a pellet rifle. That's what I did as a kid when we had moles/gophers as a kid and the poison baits and smoke didn't do anything.
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The Pig
I know you want to be me
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join:2009-09-11
reply to Lurch77
Shooting them is the only true way to get rid of them!
They will come back!


dandelion
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join:2003-04-29
Germantown, TN
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reply to Lurch77
The best advise I have seen and it somewhat worked when I seemed to have a lot in my yard was to remove their food. I used a strong grub killer to spray my yard with, gradually they went somewhere else, probably a neighbor's yard.


mix

join:2002-03-19
Utica, MI
reply to Lurch77
There are moles in the winter in Wisconsin?


Agent Smith

join:2008-07-07
New York
reply to Lurch77
Time to play whack a mole then.


Plan Ahead
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join:2006-04-30
1980
reply to Lurch77
This:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw


Skip to 2:44 for the action
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It's always later then you think.


sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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Lurch77
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Oconto, WI
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reply to mix
said by mix:

There are moles in the winter in Wisconsin?

During a normal winter, no. But this winter, it appears so. We have had very little snow, a very shallow frost line, and have had mostly above freezing temps.


sempergoofy
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Smyrna, GA
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reply to Plan Ahead
I love the explosive method demo'ed in the videos. But I am sure that if I were doing that, I would have some smart-ass rodent that looped his tunnel back around to under my feet and I would be atop the explosion.
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nunya
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O Fallon, MO
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reply to sk1939
That's fun and all, but I want to see carcasses. Unless there's a body count, it didn't work.
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iknow

@optonline.net
reply to Lurch77
that rodenator is expensive, just an LP gas/oxygen mix injector with an ignitor on the end. just injecting LP gas, since it's heavier than air may work. without the ignition. the chlorine gas from "pool shock" or bleach should work too. pour some of that in the holes, and it should seep down to the rest of the tunnels.


dosdoxies
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join:2004-12-15
Wallingford, PA
reply to nunya
said by nunya:

They all seem to come up at once, so it's nice to have a BB gun or a partner. Then you either shoot or bash them as the run away above ground. They are actually kind of fast.

Or a dachshund or two.


Lurch77
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join:2001-11-22
Oconto, WI
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Our Jack Russell will nail them if she can. But she will also further excavate their holes if I let her, further ruining the lawn.

sbcretired

join:2006-01-07
Scottville, MI
reply to Lurch77
I had an infestation of moles not gophers.
Poison worms for moles, was skeptical, but 2.5 yrs later, still no moles.
Get the poison worms at the local "farm store"


sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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reply to iknow
Bleach will also kill the roots of your lawn, and will poison your water if you have a well.


The Pig
I know you want to be me
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join:2009-09-11
reply to sempergoofy
said by sempergoofy:

I love the explosive method demo'ed in the videos. But I am sure that if I were doing that, I would have some smart-ass rodent that looped his tunnel back around to under my feet and I would be atop the explosion.

Then you need to change your avatar to Porky Pig or Willy Coyote!


The Pig
I know you want to be me
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reply to Lurch77
said by Lurch77:

Our Jack Russell will nail them if she can. But she will also further excavate their holes if I let her, further ruining the lawn.

But then you are stuck feeding and cleaning up shit of some mutt for 15-20 years!


PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD
reply to dandelion
said by dandelion:

The best advise I have seen and it somewhat worked when I seemed to have a lot in my yard was to remove their food. I used a strong grub killer to spray my yard with, gradually they went somewhere else, probably a neighbor's yard.

This is the best way to solve the problem, but it's a slow solution. If you get rid of the grubs, the moles will stay in your neighbors' yards.

Here in the northeast, Japanese Beetle grubs are the primary mole food. You can buy this stuff called Milky Spore and put it down on your lawn. It's a bacteria that attacks the grubs while they are near the surface of the lawn. The grub population then dies and the next year you have no Japanese beetles and no moles.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_spore

»www.stgl.us/gstore/productcart/p···uct=4006


Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to Lurch77
I'll lend you my border terrier. He brought me 3 of them this past summer. He also catches birds. Not sure how.


Lurch77
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join:2001-11-22
Oconto, WI
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reply to The Pig
said by The Pig:

said by Lurch77:

Our Jack Russell will nail them if she can. But she will also further excavate their holes if I let her, further ruining the lawn.

But then you are stuck feeding and cleaning up shit of some mutt for 15-20 years!

Yeah, but she makes up for it by being a great motorcycle riding partner.




The Pig
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Got me there!


howardfine

join:2002-08-09
Saint Louis, MO
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reply to dandelion
said by dandelion:

The best advise I have seen and it somewhat worked when I seemed to have a lot in my yard was to remove their food. I used a strong grub killer to spray my yard with, gradually they went somewhere else, probably a neighbor's yard.

Yep. This worked for me, too.

What also worked was when my cat decided he liked being outside. Every so often, I'd find a dead mole laying on the patio.

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
reply to sbcretired
said by sbcretired:

I had an infestation of moles not gophers.
Poison worms for moles, was skeptical, but 2.5 yrs later, still no moles.
Get the poison worms at the local "farm store"

Talpirid worms -- they are like poison gummy worms for moles and they work well. Bought ours on eBay.

»www.ebay.com/itm/Talpirid-Mole-K···aaa8212b


rockotman
...Blown On The Steel Breeze
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DSotM
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reply to Lurch77
A cat is a great mole/vole/mouse attenuator.

If the cat likes you, it may even offer to let you have first dibs on any captors it brings back.
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Shine on you crazy diamond...


macsierra8
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Minden, NV

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reply to Lurch77
Click for full size
Here's my mole hunter and ATV riding partner..

hoyleysox
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join:2003-11-07
Long Beach, CA
reply to Lurch77