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RE: Moles

  • Subject: RE: Moles
  • From: "Mary Chastain" <mc_hosta@Bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 08:14:38 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

I have been told that planting castor beans will cause the moles to leave. I
don't know it that is true or not but about 20 years ago they were just
making tunnels all over my yard. I planted the beans and have not had a mole
tunnel since. This could have been a freak thing.
Even if it doesn't work the plants are attractive.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of NardaA@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:09 AM
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: Moles

In a message dated 7/16/01 3:18:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
zumach@execpc.com writes:

<<  Has anyone found a trap that actually kills the darn things?  How about
poison that is specific to moles ( as opposed to the type that kills off all
the worms that the moles feed on)?

Hank, I feel your pain.  That sounds familiar, where did I get that from.

Anyway when we lived near the woods we had a constant problem with the moles
and I found that it was impossible to get rid of them.  My husband tried
gassing the holes and etc.  The traps were expensive and unsuccessful.  My
next door neighbor has a trap now that looks like jaws and he says it works
for his son.  I will ask him if he caught the pesky mole that was ruining
yard.  I hated to tell him that they never appear as a single mole, if you
have one you have ............who knows.

I found the best solution, my own you know, was to go around stomping and if
it felt too soft then to stomp it back in place.

Oh yes, some say that a castor oil solution sprayed all over will deter
I had no success with that either.

They eat the grubs and bad stuff so if you can find a way to work with the
situation you are better off, the battle will get you nowhere.  Sorry, just
my experience.  N.
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