+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    661

    Default dirt plies out back

    I have a couple dozen dirt mounds about 6" to 12" in diameter by a couple inches high in my back yard. There not to spread out and are confined to a 35' area, could it be moles and how do I get rid of them?? Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,940

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    A couple methods come to mind. Opening up the mounds to expose the hole will bring the little buggers to the surface to close them back up. If you've got an attack cat, have him handy, otherwise sit there with a shovel and a beer and wait for them to return and pound the ever loving *!#$ out of them.

    Another method is to open one hole, drizzle in some sulfur pellets and burn them with a weed torch. A road flare may work just the same. The sulfer will suffocate the critters - end of story.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    661

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    LOL, I should know by now that if I need an answer to a question just ask Sprucey, LOL

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    4,045

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    Seems to me that if you watch the video Caddyshack the greenskeeper Carl had an effective way of ridding those kind of pesky critters.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,940

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    LOL, I should know by now that if I need an answer to a question just ask Sprucey, LOL
    If I don't know the answers it's because you're not asking the right questions.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Northeast
    Posts
    661

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    Are you and Canuck from the same town?? LOL

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,940

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    Why do people keep asking that? Does it sound like I type with a funny accent?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    a 20gauge shotgun works well also. it will open the hole up a bit, but it's easy enough to fill back up.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    17

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    count your blessings, everytime i want to plant a tree i have to dig my own holes

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,313

    Default Re: dirt plies out back

    Once they move in, killing them or trapping them are the only ways, because they ain't moving out on their own, especially when they have plenty to eat and no enemies. Good luck.
    To kill them, use poison.
    To trap them, use traps and release them in Colorado.
    Good luck.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •