mole damage

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Old 05-03-04, 08:05 AM
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Unhappy mole damage

Our yard has been destroyed by moles over the past couple of years. Mowing the yard now feels like going four-wheeling in a Jeep. Would using a lawn roller help smooth out the bumps, dips and tunnels that the moles have created? I am sure it would only be a temporary fix, but I figure it would be better than installing a seatbelt and roll cage on my lawn mower. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (I'm making my husband mow this summer, so I don't need that suggestion!) Thanks!!!!
 
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Old 05-03-04, 08:55 AM
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the moles are there because of the food supply[grubs]. get rid of the food, and they will move on. treat your lawn for grubs and then roll your lawn.
there is a product called poison peanuts that works faily well if you follow the label on grubs, but killing the grubs is the best solution.
 
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Old 05-12-04, 02:05 PM
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Grub control

Treating lawn with a pesticide is the most effective method of grub control. There are many lawn pesticide products available at garden centers. Tunnels can be flattened by stepping on them or by rolling with lawn roller.
 
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Old 05-12-04, 02:29 PM
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correction:

the poison peanut product is labeled for the moles, not the grubs. it is a mole bait.
 
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Old 05-12-04, 04:01 PM
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Poison Peanuts

According to the Dept. of Agriculture, poison peanuts is one of those useless products that is sold based on human gullibility. If a mole dies of natural causes or simply moves on soon after the homeowner has used poison peanuts, the peanuts get the credit. But poison peanuts contain a toxic bait in an alfalfa pellet. They may kill something, but not moles. Moles don't eat alfalfa, they eat grubs. And, they don't eat peanuts, either. Moles are hunters. They are carnivores. They eat white grubs, beetles, spiders and earthworms. Plants are not a major part of their diet, but they may occasionally get a taste of a plant because the lighting isn't so good in the tunnels.
 
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