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How To Make Moles Move On?

Q: I have moles currently making roadways in my yard. I’ve been told that they are not feeding off grubs but earthworms. How can I make the moles move on?  A: Moles certainly eat grubs and earthworms, but they also enjoy beetles, spiders, centipedes, and any other living creature they can find as...

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Moles – Castor Oil As Repellent?

Q: I want to try castor oil on my fescue lawn to evict my little mole friends. Will this harm my grass or shrubs? A: There should be no distress to plants but I don’t think castor oil will repel moles either. I’ve heard this over-the-fence advice for years but I can find...

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Mole – Control

Moles live underground and seldom venture out of their burrows. They are most active in the early morning and late evening hours. The ridges of earth pushed up by burrowing plainly indicate their presence in a lawn. The number of tunnels is no indication of the number of moles present. One mole may...

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Vole – Damage to Oak

...begin attacking my fruit trees. A: You have an excellent example of vole damage! Voles love to run along under the mulch (or just below the soil)and feed on plant parts that are right there at the soil line. Moles and voles are not the same animal. Moles eat grubs and soil insects; voles...

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Mole – Hills Near Lawn Edge

Q: I listen to your show every Saturday morning on my way to the golf course. Do you have any idea what kind of critter would be responsible for making these mounds in my back yard? A: They look like mole hills to me. Moles cause two kinds of ground disturbance: 1. They...

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Castor Oil – Ineffective for Mole Control

Q: I found information on mole control using castor oil, water, and Dawn detergent applied with a garden sprayer. Do you think it would work with a hose-end sprayer? A: This concoction is useless. Despite its reputation, castor oil has not been shown to be consistently effective at repelling moles. Use traps if...

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Why Do Men Have Nipples?

...somewhere along the trail of the milk ridge, however. (One man had five.) Sometimes they can’t be mistaken for anything but a nipple, and other times they look like a mole. In fact, many people with supernumerary nipples don’t know they have them until some officious and informative person starts examining their moles. Extras...

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Vole – Damage to Plants and Control

...parts that are right there at the soil line. Usually voles go for the hydrangeas and hostas (both much softer at the soil line than rose wood) but I wouldn’t put it past them to take on a rose bush. Moles and voles are not the same animal. Moles eat grubs and soil insects;...

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“Mole Plant” – Information

Q: My sister in law has sent me “mole plant” seeds. She says the plant will deter moles from the garden. Do you have any information about such a plant? A: I think you have castor bean seeds. The plant has dramatic foliage but the seeds are extremely poisonous. They are the source...

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mole repellant?

...was told this plant supposedly repels...

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Aspartame – As Ant Poison

Q: Do you know anything about the Internet rumor that says aspartame artificial sweetner kills ants? A: Yes I do….and I consider it false. It’s funny that the email right before yours was from a guy advising me that chewing gum kills armadillos and moles, a rumor that’s been rebutted thousands of times....

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Fire Ant Control – Grits

...of good food. Instant mashed potatoes do not kill rats. Chewing gum does not kill moles. Ultrasonic repellers do not repel insects or animals. If you are tempted to spend your money on these supposed pest control products, remember that a donation in that amount to your local charity would accomplish a lot more...

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Diagnosing (Identifying) Holes in the Yard

...Rarely do my clients see a creature making the hole. If moles, ground bees, chipmunks, and the neighbor’s dog are ruled out, what’s left? SOIL SUBSIDENCE? My radio work makes me a keen listener to the descriptions my callers use when they describe landscape holes to me. After they tell me a little about...

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Copperhead Snake – Identification

...some flesh is common and is very painful for 12 hours or more. Trust me from personal experience: no drug dulls the pain sufficiently. Copperheads’ main prey are voles, moles, rats, mice, chipmunks, and low nesting birds. They have been known, especially juveniles, to feed on large insects, lizards, and frogs. I consider them...

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Barred Owl – Identification

...Herman is. A: It’s a barred owl. They eat a large variety of prey, including: mice, voles, shrews, moles, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, opossums, frogs, snakes, crayfish, insects, and fish. If you camp by a wooded stream, you’ll often hear their “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you?” call. The Cornell Lab of...

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Mole Control – Close the Tunnels

Q: We have moles digging up our yard. How do we get rid of them? A: Mole control partially depends on your own psychological makeup. If you are a Type A person who simply must see a dead mole, use a harpoon trap and prepare for daily visits to the affected lawn area...

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Looks like fuzzy Ant mounds

...yard and whatever they are seem to eat the roots of my Centipede, lots of Moles too. Nothing seems to work, grub killer...

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What is this?

Walter Reeves the leaves like a young wild lettuce but the flowers should be yellow CC Messmer We have 1 and 1/2 acreas of flowers bushes and fruit trees but every year we have a lot a holes about 2". I heard from friends its probably moles. How can I get...

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Help ID plant with round green seed pods

...Bee This is Euphorbia . Also known as the Mole Plant as it is reputed to deter moles...

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