Remedy To Get Rid Of Ground Moles - Sprinkle laundry soap powder in the areas of your
lawn you are seeing the moles and their damage. Soak area with water. You may want to test a small area of your yard first
to make sure the soap powder does not harm your grass.
The three most popular methods used by exterminators
and home-owners to get rid of ground moles are:
2. Poisons-- One
difficulty associated with toxicants or poison is to get a mole to accept the bait, but many brands of mole
bait have shown to work well. These baits can be found locally at many farm, country, gardening, and hardware stores.
3. Control With Traps--Lethal
traps are usually of three types: harpoon, scissor-jawed, and a choker device. Any of these will get rid of them if
set properly but can be a very inhumane type of extermination. To find out which tunnels are being used, first flatten
them by stepping on them or by using a lawn roller. This will allow you to tell which tunnels in your lawn are being
used by moles, as new ones will appear the next day. Lethal control efforts are usually a effective way to
kill them but mole traps can be expensive. Only use traps as a last resort.
Around the home, damage from a mole consists
mainly of tunnels in yards, gardens, and flower beds. These tunnels form ridges in the soil as the moles search for food.
Many people are surprised to learn that moles are not rodents they are actually insect eaters related to shrews. This
publication is designed to provide information on the characteristics of a mole, as well as ways to get rid of moles
What does a mole look like. They are 6 to 7 inches long and weigh 3 to 4 ounces. Moles are
well adapted for their tunneling lifestyle, with pointed noses that protrude about inch beyond their mouth, small eyes
and ear openings, and large front feet. The feet are webbed and have sharp claws to aid in digging.
have big appetites and will eat more than their body weight in a single day. Moles will eat grubs, earthworms,
beetles, and larvae from your lawn.
Moles will live alone, although females , adults and young may share
the same burrow. The tunnels that the they make in the ground while searching for food may be used only once
or may be traveled repeatedly. A mole may be active in your yard or garden during any time of the day and seem
to prefer cool, moist soil (the same as that preferred by grubs and earthworms).
Contrary to popular belief, they
do not eat the bulbs of flowers and vegetables. In fact, they may benefit these plants by feeding on grubs and worms
that can damage them. However, the tunneling activities of a mole may disfigure lawns and gardens. Since the damage is usually
isolated and of little economic consequence, localized control techniques are more practical to stop them than a wholesale
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