Moles and Juicy Fruit
I don’t really watch the stats for my blog, but it is fun to take a look every once in awhile. Lately, the home improvement articles have received quite a bit of traffic, specifically people looking to figure out how to remove grout from slate.
However, by far, the most popular article was one I posted almost a year ago… people want to know how to kill moles with Juicy Fruit gum.
I guess it is time for a follow up because I am still battling these bastards. I never tried the Juicy Fruit trick as I doubt it works, or if it does, I doubt it is very efficient. I have made some progress using a poison called Sweeney’s Mole and Gopher Poison Peanuts. You can get it at Wal-Mart and it comes in a conical bottle. Just follow the directions. The only thing it doesn’t tell you is how much of the tunnels you need to treat, so I treat them end to end, and several places in between. I think the trick is not to collapse the tunnels because you don’t want them making new tunnels, rather, use the current ones and thus come across the bait/poison. I also have made the assumption that every time I see new tunnels and activity, that mean time to treat again because they are not using my baited tunnels anymore.
This seems to have worked in at least one spot in my yard. I had very obvious new activity in a discrete location, treated twice based on activity, and it has been several weeks now without any activity.
I am currently battling a much bigger area where I also seem to be making progress. Wish me luck!