Moles in lawn

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Old 09-20-18, 02:45 PM
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Moles in lawn

I have a fairly large lawn (aprox 1 acre). Lately I have been finding evidence of moles everywhere. So many that the ground is soft in places where they have been burrowing. I don't know where they are going but I can't seem to find any exit holes, just soft mounds all over the place. So trapping them might be difficult. My main concern, and I don't even know if I should be concerned, is that they are burrowing around over my leach field. Could these things burrow through my septic leach field and damage components? (I have a Presby system which incorporates a fibrous mat) Any suggestions on how to get rid of the moles?
 
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Not sure if they will damage the leech field , but they do sell stuff that will kill the moles, check at your local lawn and garden center, good luck
 
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Here is an example of a popular mole bait. This is an example of one brand. I've seen the same product but other brands in hardware stores, Tractor Supply, etc.

Moles favorite meal is earthworms.

https://www.domyown.com/talpirid-mole-bait-p-196.html
 
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Here is a recent post regarding moles, I bought some of poison worms but havent gotten around to putting them out!

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/i...le-issues.html

They are of no concern to septic field, they dig just below the grass, your field is probably a foot down min!
 
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Thanks for all the comments. I also have a huge problem with skunks digging up my lawn every night so I'm thinking my real issue is grubs. I did a spot check and turned over grubs in the top layer. I bought some milky spore to put down and will start treating with beneficial nematodes in the spring. Also looking into getting some poison worms in the meantime.
 
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Sounds like you're on the right track. Good luck to you!
 
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Milky Spore is not an over night solution . . . . but it works !

I see that I bought my initial Milky Spore in 2013 to inoculate about 3 acres where the Moles, Shrews, Skunks, Raccoons, and Possums were having a Field Day (or Night) harvesting Japanese Beetle Grubs. And I know that the Japanese Beetles first started frequenting my property in the early 2000s when we introduced a Raspberry patch.

It took until 2015 for me to realize a real reduction in the rodent digging; but now in 2018 it's almost non-existent.
 
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