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Get Rid of Moles With Ex-Lax!

Then, keep them away with a sonic deterant

Now I MUST say that an ounce of PREVENTION is worth a pound of cure!
If your neighbors have moles, or if you have had moles in the past, you need to consider how to prevent or deter them from your yard once you have erradicated them! The most effective long-term and eco-friendly deterant I have used is the vibrating Mole Stakes. These are seasonally available at some nurseries, but always available from Amazon.

This Sonic Mole Chaser has proven itself for me with consistent results. One "spike" will control ground borrowing rodents covering 1/4 - acre approximately. 4 "D" sized batteries last 6 months on average. These push deep enough into the ground to be safe from mechanical damage by mowers and other garden tools!

I had a 2-acre reidential property in central Maryland which we kept in control using the combintaion of Ex-lax and these Sonic Mole Chasers: essentially, when we saw new buroughs, we knew the batteries needed to be replaced. We would change the batteries in the Sonic Mole Chasers and apply 'one round' of exlax treatment to the new tunnels to take care of the immediate population boom.

Working with the sample principals and technology, this Solar Powered version of the Sonic Mole Chaser effectively controls only half the area of the battery powered version (6,ooo sq ft). Also the solar head stand high enough to be at some risk of mechanical damage, and can also been seen. For these reasons, I woud recommend this Solar version only for medium to small gardening BEDS, and not for lawn use at all.

The NiCd batteries in this solar charger have aproxiamtely 2 -3 year life span from my experience.

 

 

 

How do you now you have moles?

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You will know if YOU have moles if your lawn feels "smooshy" or "mushy" but not wet....maybe like a moon-ride/ air cushion when you walk across it. You will also find that if you lean down and look ACROSS the lawn, it will look like running veins of ridges in your lawn... like Bugs Bunny Jr. has been through your yard!

Mark or make note of several areas where you go and tear a hole out of the top of this tunnels network. Just walk along the ridges of this network and with a stick or old tool handle, punch holes in the roof of the tunnels. Return to these same areas over the next three days or so and watch to see if your damage is repaired when you return. If they are not, try ROLLING your lawn.

If they ARE repaired, you very likely have active mole tunnels. So, here's what you do...

Go get some Ex-Lax squares (I use and recommend the CHOCOLATE ones) and a long handle tool for pokin' holes (I have a leftover tool handle I have adapted for this purpose). Walk along your tunnels poking a hole every 7-10 feet and drop a little square of ex-lax in it.

Be amazed. But be vigilant! They will return every now and again. Individuals do not live very long. The ones you "take care of" with the ex-lax won't likely return, but other generations will make their way back into your garden even within a year. It might take a week or few of vigilance to address the problem directly. After that, you will have luck if you just keep it in the back of your mind when you walk your lawn, and keep a supply of ex-lax on hand.

FUN SOCIAL EXPERIMENT!

Purchase the ex-lax wherever you also purchase any High-fiber supplements!

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