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bad mole problem in backyard ...help

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickenreyna, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. chickenreyna

    chickenreyna Songster

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    I have tried every home remedy to no success. I dont want to buy poison due to my chickens incase they dig it up, i cant even bury flowers or seeds without them digging it up..literally within no time. I'm on a budget so traps are out of question...
     
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    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    It sounds like you have a vole problem rather than a mole issue. Voles target plant life such as roots, seeds and stems. Moles target earthworms. Voles are a destructive pain in the butt. Searching for vole instead of mole control may give you some ideas.
     
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  3. chickenreyna

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    Ok..i knew it was not a gopher like my husband thought bc u cant see tracks of gophers like moles or voles. These things could survive a nuclear war..LOL
     
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  4. chickenreyna

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    I have two huge trees in my background with alot of huge like roots in ground to them
     
  5. In my experience it has always been the chickens that dug up everything that I planted. Are you sure that you have a mole/vole problem? I think that chickens are a pretty safe way to control moles and voles but flowers and seeds don't have a chance around chickens.
     
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  6. RWise

    RWise Songster 5 Years

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    Here in Oklahoma we have pocket gophers, they will tunnel deep (no surface marks) or shallow leaving behind raised areas where they have been. And they are a total PITA, and more this year than previous years. One of the flower beds has been hit so hard the bulbs are pushed up out of the ground and it is soft like it has been cultivated, I sink ankle deep in it!
    How to get rid of them, what does not work is those poisons at the store, yes you will get a few, but not unuf of them to make any difference. My dogs dig up a few, but there are way to many for them to make a difference (I have a big place).
    And forget those electronic spikes that make noise, they do not work at all. Actually the gophers here tunneled up right beside them and tossed dirt on them. Glad I only bought 1,,,,
    If you have the room, time to grow, and can find the seed, castor beans are lovely and poison to them (and you, so dont eat them). I found a few seed at a local feed store (for free, they cant sell poison plants) and have 6 plants now, next year I will plant all these seed from these and have many more. I watched one of these plants get sucked down into the gopher hole, T minus 1 fat gopher!
    Good luck
     
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  7. chickenreyna

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    Yes see first, they infested my ENTIRE front yard first about two mos ago and after trying EVERY HOME REMEDY POSSIBLE, I BOUGHT SWEENEYS VOLE MOLE GOPHER POISOM PELLETS.
    I DID NOT SEE THEM FOR ABOUT TWO MOS.
    THEY ARE NOW CURRENTLY BACK MAKING APPEARANCE infested in my front yard garden AREA ONLY AND NOW MY ENTIRE BACKYARD: i believe it was Sweeney brand poison pellets, I purchased for almost 2mos nothing then i go to mow my BACK YARD AND EXPERIENCE THE SINKING TO UR ANKLE LIKE YIU ARE IN SAND LIKE U EXPLAINED IVE TRIED EVERY HOME REMEDY POSSIBLE: coffee grounds. Juicy fruit gum. YOU NAME IT..I TRIED IT then i purchased Sweenys poison specifically for these pests . And i give up. IT WORKED FOR 1&1/2 or maybe TWO MOS..i thought about keeping chickens up and borrowing a friends dog for a day lol
     
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    This ... is rated pretty well and it may take few days but it will rid them. Main concern was treating these things without harming my chickens and getting rid of them without the possibility of killing the chickens, so the poison plants are probably a no go? I will have to def move my chickens out of my backyard these are really smelly according to reviews. .:/
     

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  9. RWise

    RWise Songster 5 Years

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    You dont have to yell,,,
    They are worse here this year than ever before, and I have another home remedy for you to try, My Aunt swears by habraneros, just dig up the tunnel and shove one in the hole and cover the hole. She said they dont come into her yard anymore and this is the only thing those peppers are good for, LOL.
    I am planting castor beans as they eat the root and go die. I will plant these along all the fences next year, and spots in my garden. Its war!
     
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  10. chickenreyna

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    I was not yellling sorry lol i was just stuck on cap locks. My phone screens terrible
     

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