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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.

sweeneys_mole_killer.jpgI 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!


June 5, 2007 - Posted by | Home Improvement, Life in general


  1. The Juicy Fruit trick really does work and is indeed effective.

    Comment by Mary | November 14, 2008

  2. The best success I have had with getting rid of moles is using the bait and applicator from http://www.mole-be-gone.com

    Hope this helps!

    Comment by Mole Bait | January 11, 2009

  3. Do you chew the gum first or just put it the tunnels?

    Comment by Glenda Pratcher | June 24, 2009

  4. hi;
    Moles and juicy fruit gum.

    Well I tried everything else. Nothing worked. I then poked a hole and inserted the gum. The moles readily ate the gum. I then stepped on the tunnels . I will go out again this evening and see if they have re tunneled or if they died . May take a while for them to die so I will step on the tunnels again if the re dig them.
    Will send update when I have more info.

    Comment by marcus killion | July 24, 2009

  5. Juicy fruit gum update .

    It worked ! one stick in the hole. next day, no mole. beet the crap out of that 25 bucks I spent on other stuff. one dollar for a pack kills a lot of moles.

    Comment by marcus killion | July 28, 2009

  6. by the way, just poke a hole in the tunnel with your finger and drop in a stick of gum. no need to chew it first. But I do recommend chewing a stick as is tastes sooo good.

    to check for moles just dig up their tunnel . A small hand full of dirt. leave open. They will come by shortly and fill in the hole , not completely but just kick dirt over the actual tunnel opening.

    Comment by marcus killion | July 28, 2009

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