Thursday, October 20, 2005
Mole Control Advice
From Better Homes and Gardens: Expert Advice: Pests & Problems
"mole traps Q. I would appreciate any information you have on getting rid of moles! I've got mole traps set out, and the little rascals seem to know they are there. My yard has tunnels all over. I've not noticed them in my flower beds, just in the yard. I live in southern Indiana, near Evansville.As with everything, you never know who to beleive when it comes to mole traps.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Moles Management Guidelines--UC IPM
Some great mole control informaltion
"LEGAL STATUS The California Fish and Game Code classifies moles as nongame mammals. If moles threaten growing crops or other property, the owner or tenant may control the moles using any legal means."That cleans up the legal status in California... well not quite.
They can control the moles using any legal means. They still rely on the reader to research legal means, thus the statement is fairly meaningless.
The only legal means could be feeding the moles bubble gum afterall. ;)
"Toxic Baits Because the moles main diet consists of earthworms and insects, poisoning with baits is rarely effective. However, a new gel-type warfarin anticoagulant bait that is squeezed directly into the tunnel has been marketed and shows some promise; only time will tell."
"People who have tried flooding moles out of an area or fumigating the tunnels with smoke/gas cartridges have had little success, but it may be worth trying if the effort is persistent. In theory, if moles are deprived of their food supply, they will move to other areas. Insecticide treatments to control soil insect pests may result in less food for moles. Such insect control programs must be done according to label instructions. However, this method is unlikely to effectively control moles."
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Saturday, October 15, 2005
How to set a mole trap
"Successful mole trapping depends on learning and practicing a few fundamental techniques.
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Mole Traps working?
I am in the middle of a site design to help speed up the process of adding additional resources to this site. It should also improve the navigation and presentation.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Mole Traps | Poison | Mole Repellents
Mole trap article on About.com
Mole Traps | Poison | Mole Repellents: "Getting Rid of Moles With Mole Traps, Pesticides and Repellents
As per most mole control sites, the most effective method recommended is a mole trap.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I came across this fairly balanced article and something struck me.
Moles: "Northwest Moles
The author refers to Townsend moles, which from all my research is only found in the Pacific NW, either side of the Canadian border.
The Townsend Mole is a Species At Risk in Canada
So while the Canadians are protecting the species as rare, a responsible society in the US, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides is suggesting you can kill them without regard to which species it is.
I haven't checked on the legality of this yet, but my ethical British nose is twitching.
We are not talking about 2 countries that are separated by oceans, and a species that was introduced into a new country. The two countries and areas affected share a common border, and the moles seem to live on both sides of that border.
Townsend Moles being protected in one place, and killed on a whim in the other just does not make sense.
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Alabama - Mole Trap - state regulations
The Montgomery County Extension Office offers some mole control information, in the form of a short guide that I am sure I have read somewhere else.
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