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Moles 4 / George 5

Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:02 pm

For the moment, I'm winning the battle!!! :D I've been using the 1000# roller regularly to flatten their !#$%^ tunnels. I never expected to actually harm them, but had hoped to narrow down their field of activity so I could take more drastic measures. They usually renewed about a 1/4 mile of tunnels within 24 hours.

I don't know if they enjoyed their digging or not but I can say I enjoyed driving Shorty pulling the roller.

Sunday I took the next step. I used the runabout shown in another thread for a source of CO with additives. I rigged a length of pipe for a cooler and then a hose to shove down the tunnels. Occasionally I added some fogging spray to the hot pipe to make the exhaust a little nastier.

It was rewarding to sit back and watch the smokey exhaust emerge some distance away. Time will tell whether any can recover from their new health problems, but for now they seem to have stopped digging.

I know I could get rid of them by killing their food source... grubs, but I don't want to also kill the earthworms. I depend on them for drainage and for other reasons.

Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:20 pm

George, at my old home, I had a mole problem and the little buggers would go right to the edge of my neighbors lawn and just stop and run right down the line staying on my side of the yard. I could never figure out how or why they would do that, until one night I discovered my neighbors secret.....

Apparently he would go out after dark, and drink beer (lots of beer) and well :roll: water his lawn... right at the edge of mine. Apparently, moles don't like beer laced urine because they would not cross the line.

So, I'll be glad to come help you water the lawn if you supply the fuel :lol:

Dennis

Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:04 pm

.......EXTERMINATORS.......

:twisted: 1= George :twisted:
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:twisted: Chief= Dennis :twisted:

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:26 pm

Dennis (47 Cub) wrote:Apparently he would go out after dark, and drink beer (lots of beer) and well :roll: water his lawn... right at the edge of mine. Apparently, moles don't like beer laced urine because they would not cross the line.

So, I'll be glad to come help you water the lawn if you supply the fuel :lol:

Dennis


Dennis,

You're on! C'mon down. I try to keep plenty of stock on hand. This sounds like a major group effort. :D

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:02 am

Git-em George :!: I better come help out. I usually don't drink beer beer becuse after the second one I have to do a walk about every 20 minuts. Didn't know that was good for anything :!: Its a pain when you cannot get home from the bar without finding a gravel road :cry:

Billy

Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:03 pm

Here is a fun solution to moles. :lol:
http://www.rodenator.com

Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:25 am

The score has changed. Now it's mole (singular) 5, George 6. Apparently there was a lone survivor. He's been dispatched. :D

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:11 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Here is a fun solution to moles. :lol:
http://www.rodenator.com


Just went out and looked at the video... That looks like a TON of fun to do!

Wonder if it really works?

Mike

Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:13 am

The moles will eventually win. I've used all those smoke bombs and things, but wound up followind "THE MOLE MAN'S" recipe.

http://www.themoleman.com/

"Trapping is the only effective method of control. It is literally a war of attrition." I bought 5 Macabee's Old Reliable traps. They will get the job done for you.

Moles No Mas :D

Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:24 pm

I had a mole that was just above the pool near my German Shorthair "Joe". Well the mole made a wrong turn in his tunnel and wound up in Joe's territory. It took Joe a bit to finally nose him out but he finally got his mole!!! Now all I have to do is fill in the Grand Canyon Joe dug getting to the little critter :cry:

Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:52 pm

Moles, interesting topic as the county including my property is infested with em - both the regular run of the mill mouse-sized mole and then there's the cat-sized rat mole - the ones that build those dang 1 foot high mounds. :evil:
Tried just about everything; rodent-smokers, traps, castor oil treatments, rodent repelling noise makers, etc. :(
Only two methods seem to work so far are:
dig up a fresh mound and when that rat mole sticks his head out for a look see my ol 12 ga. makes quick work of him.
The other is Duncan, my big rotty-shepard-mastiff (far as i can tell) mix dog. Every now and then he'll prance up to me with his trophy - a rat mole in mouth and waitin for his peanut butter cookie. :P
My neighbors swear by androus ammonia or piped-in exhaust fumes but the 12 ga. is more fun. That rodenator is intersting too.
Ken

Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:55 am

George, sounds like you need to watch Caddy Shack! Nothing gets rid of moles like C-4.
I can relate to your problem, one year in addition to using carbide and the acet torch, I shot 22 of them with the trusty 12 guage. Elmer Fudd would have been weally, weally pwoud of me!

Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:08 am

LiL'Red Wrote:
I can relate to your problem, one year in addition to using carbide and the acet torch

LiL'Red, great idea! :idea: .... calcium carbide, water and cannon fuse!
Another Caddy Shack moment!
Ken

Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:45 pm

WisconsinCubMan wrote:
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Here is a fun solution to moles. :lol:
http://www.rodenator.com


Just went out and looked at the video... That looks like a TON of fun to do!

Wonder if it really works?

Mike
and you get the yard plowed in the process. LOL

Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:45 am

Biologists have taken a number of Moles have disected them and found that earthworms were there main diet . Folks once thought that the grubs were the staple. Folks used pesticides on the grubs which also killed the earthworms. Hence the moles declined.
So George dig a few worms and GO fishing!
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