Identification/Biology | Mole Habits and Behavior
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Recommended Measures for Getting Rid of Moles
There are several
methods of mole control on the market : baiting with mole bait, gassing,
repellents and trapping with mole traps.
With all the methods
and particularly with trapping, patience and persistence are the key words.
Trapping moles with
mole traps is usually easiest during the spring and fall with mole activity
is at a peak. Trapping in the spring can also eliminate the pregnant females,
Mole Presence :It is completely essential to
locate the main mole runways or tunnels for successful trapping with mole
traps or baiting with mole
main runways look for runways which:
- Follow more or less a
straight course for some distance
- Appear to connect two
mounds or two runway systems.
- Follow fence rows, concrete
paths or other man-made borders or
- Follow a woody perimeter of
a field or yard.
- Nest are commonly found
along protected areas like fence rows or hedgerows.
Detecting the Presence Of Moles
- The presence of moles
will be indicated by mounds of soil created as they construct their tunnels
- To locate mole tunnels
in frequent use, clear away a mound of soil and probe for the opening usually
a short passage that leads down a few inches to the main tunnel. Place
Victor mole traps or Talparid Mole Bait in this tunnel
Talparid mole bait's size, shape and feel
let moles consume the bait in the same manner as its primary food source, the
Talpirid mole bait mimics the mole's natural food source and has the same
size, shape and feel as earthworms.
One worm contains a lethal dose of bromethalin, an active ingredient that
capitalizes on the mole's high energy demands.
Talpirid mole bait works quickly and can kill in 24 hours.
Special enhancers ensure immediate attraction and excellent product
Talparid Mole Trap
Lawn damage caused by moles plagues homeowners and lawn care specialists alike. Seldom seen as they tirelessly tunnel underground, moles leave their telltale marks aboveground as unsightly "mole hills", mounds of soil, or grassless brown streaks.
To address this problem, Bell Laboratories introduces its new TALPIRID Mole Trap, a heavy-duty, dual-spring trap designed for use by the professional pest control market. TALPIRID Mole Trap offers professionals speed and safety in servicing mole accounts. This specially designed "hands-free" mole trap is fast and easy to place and set.
After identifying and properly preparing an active mole tunnel, simply place the trap jaws in the active mole tunnel and step on the trap's yellow foot pedal which sets the trigger below the surface. Once set, the low-profile TALPIRID Mole Trap sits close to the ground - no bulky metal or equipment sticking out of the ground. The trap's dual springs ensure maximum catching power. When a mole encounters the underground trigger, the yellow pedal springs up making notification of capture easy and safe.
Captured moles are released by removing the trap from the ground and compressing the pedal by hand. Using the safety release button, the trap can be easily and safely disengaged and relocated to other mole tunnels, depending on mole pressure. TALPIRID Mole Trap can be used over and over again.
Made of glass-filled nylon, TALPIRID Mole Trap will not rust and can be used in all types of soil.
ESTABLISHING INITIAL ACTIVITY:
Use your finger, small wooden dowel or a narrow rod to puncture a hole in the top of subsurface runways. Be careful not to crush runways. Mark opened runways and revisit them 48 to 72 hours later. Runways that have had holes resealed within 72 hours should be baited.
To get complete instructions, please view the video below.
Gassers for Mole Control
Although the poisonous
gases such as Giant Destroyer are generally less
effective unless you can gas the major nests and/or repeated applications are
made, some people have gotten good results with this type of product.
Is is suggested that
spraying or treating the mole's food source (insects and grubs) would
eliminate the mole population, which had been true before products such as
Ficam Granules and Oftanal had been on the market.
There are currrently no insecticidal granular including Talstar and Delta
guard that would penetrate deeply enough to be effective.
There is a repellent on
the market that offers short term results: Whole Control