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    Mole in Lawn

    Well he's not exactly in my lawn but he is creeping into it some. Noticed late last week some mole runs around my lilac bush and around my shed. I've been stomping on the tunnels to see where he's still active then putting poison peanuts in them but apparently they aren't working or he's avoiding them. Anyone have any good methods to get rid of this annoying pest? I feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack being pestered by the gopher trying to kill this sucker.

    Do those solar stakes work to repell them? Don't want to waste $20 on 1 if they are ineffective and not sure I have the patience to set a trap.


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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Well he's not exactly in my lawn but he is creeping into it some. Noticed late last week some mole runs around my lilac bush and around my shed. I've been stomping on the tunnels to see where he's still active then putting poison peanuts in them but apparently they aren't working or he's avoiding them. Anyone have any good methods to get rid of this annoying pest? I feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack being pestered by the gopher trying to kill this sucker.

    Do those solar stakes work to repell them? Don't want to waste $20 on 1 if they are ineffective and not sure I have the patience to set a trap.
    I tried a bunch of things and nothing works. You're going to have to kill him. Really easy to do with one of these:
    Plunger Style Mole Trap-0645 at The Home Depot



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    If you live out of town, have a rifle, and free time you can just wait until you see it pushing up a mound of dirt and fire a round or two into the ground. That's what I used to do.



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Do a search. There are several mole threads already. You might have grubs, which attract moles. So put down something for grubs. And then put down mole repellant, especially if you don't like your neighbor. There are good traps you can use, too.



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Had them bad when I lived in MN. Ugly bastards. My retired neighbor slayed them for me. I don't recall exactly what he used but I think it was a trap that drove a spike through their heads.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Also, moles are carnivors, preferring worms, grubs, insects. So, it's unlikely they will be attracted to peanuts. There are probably baits out there for them, but I'm not a big fan of baits in general as they will sometimes attract more unwanted pests.



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Also, moles are carnivors, preferring worms, grubs, insects. So, it's unlikely they will be attracted to peanuts. There are probably baits out there for them, but I'm not a big fan of baits in general as they will sometimes attract more unwanted pests.
    There are gummy type worm bait that have worked for me in the past.



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Get the rodenator. Fun plus effective.

    Rodenator Pest Control Videos @ Rodenator



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCy View Post
    Get the rodenator. Fun plus effective.

    Rodenator Pest Control Videos @ Rodenator
    I'm sure your neighbors would find you endearing if you used this in city limits.


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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    This is what I'm trying right now: Sweeney's Animal Repellents / Poison / Traps Gone through practically the entire tube in the past 3-4 days with no results yet. I forgot about the gummy-worm type way. Anyone have a product suggestion for that? I wish he's just cross the chain link fence to the other side and be the neighbor's problem. I'd do the trap method but you have to have some patience and know where the mole is active at otherwise the trap is ineffective and I just don't have time to mess with that. Would prefer just to poison kill or repell the sucker away.

    I treat for grubs, haven't noticed any and this time of the year is still a little early for them to be coming to the surface to feed, usually it's mid to late august (late summer/early fall best time to treat) when they are noticably present. Next option might be trying some kind of natural concoction of cayenne pepper, castor oil, and dish soap then flooding the holes with a garden hose can scare them off too as that solution will give them a burning and itching sensation.


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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Three words: Carl Spackler Method.




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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    get the spikes that kill them when they go under it or if youre bored, get a pitchfork and wait for them.



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    Re: Mole in Lawn

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCy View Post
    Get the rodenator. Fun plus effective.

    Rodenator Pest Control Videos @ Rodenator
    Awesome... Just spent a half hour on that website.

    I just dispatched a mole with a plunger style trap yesterday. I've got a 95% kill rate with those traps. Highly recommend them. I don't like to use poison since I have a dog and two 1 year old kids. There's no worry once the trap has been removed.



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