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#3280522 - 07/02/13 10:31 AM Moles???
Bobby G Administrator
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How do I kill them?????? My yard looks like crap!
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#3280535 - 07/02/13 10:41 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Bobby G]
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Victor harpoon mole trap.
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#3280543 - 07/02/13 10:53 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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45 auto.

No joke. My neighbor started doing it, walking around with his gun in hand and when ever he saw a mole tunnel move he would shoot and he would kill them. He used a 9mm. I told my brother and he started using his 38 to do the same thing.

So far my 45 is 9 for 9 while by brother is 6 for 8 and my neighbor is 6 for 10.

Of course you need some understand neighbors that will think nothing of it to see you walking around and around your yard with your head down carrying a loaded firearm.
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#3280546 - 07/02/13 10:55 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Wildcat]
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I've never seen a mole tunnel move in my life, Wildcat. I assume you are having to stand motionless for a long time? Sounds like fun for sure.
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#3280548 - 07/02/13 10:57 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Find the new ones and watch them, they will move. You do not have to stand motionless, just slowly walk and keep looking. You can also set in your lawn chair.

Before he used his handgun my brother used to use his pitchfork and would get them that way. The gun proved faster and better.
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#3280570 - 07/02/13 11:27 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Wildcat]
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Screw the moles, go fishing with me, you can sleep when you're dead.
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#3281043 - 07/02/13 09:14 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: RUGER]
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Find the active tunnels and take a stick of spearmint gum and push it down in the runway. They cant seem to swallow the gum and it kills them as they wont spit it out. This is supposed to work, never tried it myself but read about it. If you try it , let us know how it does.
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#3281056 - 07/02/13 09:28 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: old guy]
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 Originally Posted By: old guy
Find the active tunnels and take a stick of spearmint gum and push it down in the runway. They cant seem to swallow the gum and it kills them as they wont spit it out. This is supposed to work, never tried it myself but read about it. If you try it , let us know how it does.


Don't know if that would work or not but I always wonder:

Who did this first and why they thought it might work?
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#3281073 - 07/02/13 09:52 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: leader]
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Oh lord. I feel sorry for anyone driving down the highway if bob is shooting at them.
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#3281106 - 07/02/13 10:39 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: chrmayo]
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If you want to get rid of moles you gotta get rid of their food source. Read up on their diet (generally grubs or larvae stage beetles- especially jap beetles if I'm not mistaken).

Buy a product that kills their food source (i.e. an ortho type grub killer) and the moles will leave your yard. Then you can sit and watch your neighbor shoot into the ground.
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#3281107 - 07/02/13 10:41 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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IEDs... gotta play dirty..
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#3281108 - 07/02/13 10:42 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: chrmayo]
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 Originally Posted By: chrmayo
Oh lord. I feel sorry for anyone driving down the highway if bob is shooting at them.


I never shot at them but I did pour charcoal starter in there and tried to burn them out! Didn't work but I tried!
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#3281119 - 07/02/13 10:54 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: Bobby G]
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When I was a kid I was watching my grandmother hang clothes on the clothes line. She stops and hurries in the house and comes back out with a cast iron skillet. She stands near the clothes line for a minute then bends over and WHAM, she hits the ground. She then proceeds to dig up a crushed mole.
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#3281135 - 07/02/13 11:11 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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When I was a kid, we had outside cats. They would leave 3 or 4 a week on the back steps, sometimes.
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#3281215 - 07/03/13 05:48 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Bobby G]
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WE have tried everything to get rid of moles, finally found a trap that works - Wire Tek 1001 EasySet Mole Eliminator Trap You can get them at Amazon. They are on the little pricey side but they work.

 Originally Posted By: Bobby G
How do I kill them?????? My yard looks like crap!

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#3281227 - 07/03/13 06:05 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
If you want to get rid of moles you gotta get rid of their food source. Read up on their diet (generally grubs or larvae stage beetles- especially jap beetles if I'm not mistaken).

Buy a product that kills their food source (i.e. an ortho type grub killer) and the moles will leave your yard. Then you can sit and watch your neighbor shoot into the ground.


That is what I did and they are gone.
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#3281231 - 07/03/13 06:16 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: medic]
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get a mole dog.....
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#3281235 - 07/03/13 06:33 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Allen Sullivan
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I bet I spent over $1000.00 trying to get rid of the ones here. Yard was so bad my AC was sinking in the ground where they were digging. Bought 3 traps and in about 5 days I had caught 10 moles. This was last year, this year I've caught 3 and no mole sign what so ever now.

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#3281328 - 07/03/13 08:36 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Allen Sullivan]
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When I was a kid my grandfather used to drop me off in the fields where we had mole problems in specific areas. My job was to eliminate them. Find their the most recently tunnel being worked (fresher dirt). Step on the tunnel flattening it and then stand still for a while. When the mole begins working the tunnel again stomp the tunnel flat behind him to prevent his immediate escape and use a knife to flip him out of the ground. For some reason they really like working heavily during mid day around noon to 1-1:30.
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#3281392 - 07/03/13 09:39 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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The pellets work ok, not great but they get rid of some of them. They also have a trap at wal mart that looks like it would be pretty dang neat. They are horrible in my yard and it drives me crazy. I've heard that they're good for lawns if there isn't too many of them because it gets air into your soil but I don't know if that is true.
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#3284339 - 07/07/13 01:28 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: MattR]
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I read about the gum trick in " old Timers Tricks and Cures " an article one of the old firefighters had in a magazine at the firehouse. Normally I would have written it off as B.S. but it was an article so someone must of had success with it . Never tried it myself. If someone tries it let us know how it does.
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#3284388 - 07/07/13 06:46 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: MattR]
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I have used poison worms that can be ordered, with great success.
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#3284407 - 07/07/13 07:32 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Wildcat]
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 Originally Posted By: Wildcat
Find the new ones and watch them, they will move. You do not have to stand motionless, just slowly walk and keep looking. You can also set in your lawn chair.

Before he used his handgun my brother used to use his pitchfork and would get them that way. The gun proved faster and better.

I knew a retired older man that used the lawn chair method. He would carry his lawn chair ,pitchfork ,newspaper,and coffee to different yards.I don't remember his rates seems like it was 10 or 15 bucks to show up and 5 bucks a mole.A good pellet pistol would do the job.
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#3284511 - 07/07/13 09:29 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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#3291915 - 07/15/13 10:50 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: old guy]
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 Originally Posted By: old guy
Find the active tunnels and take a stick of spearmint gum and push it down in the runway. They cant seem to swallow the gum and it kills them as they wont spit it out. This is supposed to work, never tried it myself but read about it. If you try it , let us know how it does.



The gum is working! We but some in a few holes and it worked! Going to put it in all of them today!
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#3291944 - 07/15/13 11:15 AM Re: Moles??? [Re: Bobby G]
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smoke grenade in the holes. They come out running and you can start popping them with a .22 \:\)
Especially when they are ruining your garden!
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#3292067 - 07/15/13 01:28 PM Re: Moles??? [Re: Deer Assassin]
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That would be the most fun by far!!
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