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Name: Patricia Wayne
Owensboro, Ky
pwayne5797
Mar 25, 2017 5:53 PM CST
My whole backyard is tore up with moles (I think). There isn't a place to step without stepping on a hill. Last year i used an emitter but it didn't phase them. I guess it's moles but I haven't seen them. I'm at a loss about what to do. Whatever it is has to be cheap.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 25, 2017 6:04 PM CST
From the NGA Pest Control Library:
https://garden.org/learn/artic...

Previous threads:
The thread "looking for remedies on getting rid of moles." in Ask a Question forum
The thread "How to get rid of moles. What actually works?" in Ask a Question forum

There are more threads. Plug the word moles into the search box on the NGA home page and scroll down to find them all.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Mar 25, 2017 8:41 PM CST
@pwayne5797, I will personally vouch for these Thumbs up . I got 3 moles in 3 days. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QYSF5G/
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Mar 25, 2017 11:27 PM CST
In my experience (and I fight moles constantly), the spring traps need realy soft oil, the emitters do not work, and I won't use poison because I have 3 cats would eat any that were dying aboveground.

I'm trying castor oil to repel the moles and milky spore to kill off their main grub food source.

But moles aren't really the problem. Moles don't eat plant roots. Voles do. And voles use the mole tunnels to run around in. So I'm trying to get rid of the moles to get rid of the voles.
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Mar 26, 2017 6:09 AM CST
We have hard clay soil but it's looser where the moles have just pushed up their runs. Those traps work as advertised, cost comparable to poison worms , and unlike the worms are reusable. Repelling them is only temporary since they just move, temporarily, somewhere else in the yard or into neighboring yards.
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