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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
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Coppice
Mar 6, 2016 12:04 PM CST
I have spent a fair amount of money ever the years on milky spoor. If it killed earth worms too I woulda noticed.

I would have put up with no earth worms and glowing radioactive soil a couple of times...

I'm pretty sure I don't like moles.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 6, 2016 12:53 PM CST
I hate moles! so do you put the milky spore just in your beds or all over the entire lawn? I know sounds like a dumb q but I have an acre and a half and thinking that would get kinda pricey?
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Mar 7, 2016 11:54 AM CST
Frilly I looked on Amazon and the big bag is 52.00 for 7,000 sq ft. That should cover your area.

I was told that if you get rid of the grub the moles will leave. They told me the moles were there because of the grub. I did not buy anything to get rid of them because I have a dog and do not use any of the chemicals for lawn, weed, and bug killers. I just covered the holes and kept the lawn very low I think because of the all the mowing and riding around on my tractor they left my noisy area. I love riding around on my lawn mower.

I use the tractor to get around the property moving mulch and plants all summer so every day I am on the mower. It is too much land to walk from the front to the back lugging mulch and plants.
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Frillylily
Mar 7, 2016 6:34 PM CST
so is the milky spore safe for dogs? I have two tiny poodles. I thought it was a type of natural product,so safe for animals? I may look into getting some of that, sounds promising, and I never would of thought to look on Amazon, that may save me some money! Thank You!
Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Mar 7, 2016 8:49 PM CST
I do not know if it is safe it sounds like it is safe. I always start with Amazon and search around and see if I can find it cheaper if not I buy it from Amazon.
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Frillylily
Mar 8, 2016 11:24 AM CST
ok everything I have read says it is safe for earthworms, dogs and also for birds who might eat the grubs, it does not affect them.
Southern Oregon (Zone 7b)
campsharyn
Mar 12, 2016 9:11 AM CST
We have gophers here. The gassers that you light on fire work pretty well..have some big rocks on hand to cover exit holes. Cats also work well. I want to try a new technique with Great Stuff expanding foam...just find a good hole and unload the whole can...it will expand to fill the entire warren and break down naturally.
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Frillylily
Mar 12, 2016 11:02 AM CST
how does the foam kill the critter? Shrug! doesn't it just dig out somewhere else?
Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Mar 14, 2016 8:52 AM CST
We use Nash Choker Mole Traps here. Look them up on Amazon. They're the only ones that work in our sandy soil. The other ones that spear the mole just pop out of the ground. They're hard to set, but once you figure out out its not bad. Good luck!

I forgot to mention that there's videos on YouTube that show you how to use them...What did we do before YouTube?
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Name: carolyn keiper
ohio (Zone 5a)
clkeiper
Mar 25, 2016 8:02 PM CST
I have a friend who traps them with peanut butter a mouse trap and a 5 gallon bucket. She says you must find the entrance to the burrow. Then you set the trap (bait it with p. butter) at the entrance and cover it with a turned over bucket. Said they trapped about 20 in a very short amount of time. just keep checking the trap and re setting it.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 25, 2016 8:30 PM CST
I am having trouble imagining a mouse trap having any effect on a mole whatsoever...?? Could you explain in more detail how she sets this up? Thanks.
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Frillylily
Mar 26, 2016 10:27 AM CST
clkeiper said:I have a friend who traps them with peanut butter a mouse trap and a 5 gallon bucket. She says you must find the entrance to the burrow. Then you set the trap (bait it with p. butter) at the entrance and cover it with a turned over bucket. Said they trapped about 20 in a very short amount of time. just keep checking the trap and re setting it.


are you talking about moles or voles? Voles are a type of mouse as I understand and they go under the ground in little runs and they eat the roots/bulbs of plants, killing them.

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