JoAnne Skelly

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October 18, 2011
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Moles wreak havoc on lawns

Moles are ruining lawns and people want to know how to get rid of them. Moles' primary food sources are earthworms and insects, so at least they aren't eating the lawn. However, their activity and digging destroy a lawn's looks. The digging also damages the roots of the turf and provides freeways for other pests. Moles produce two to six young per year.

Many home remedies such as killing grubs or other lawn insects, using castor oil derivatives or ultrasonic devices are ineffective and actually allow the animals to get established while a homeowner waits for these methods to work. …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 18, 2011 05:14PM Published Oct 18, 2011 05:13PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.