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How do I get rid of the subterranean creature(s) (moles?)that pushing up piles of freshly excavated dirt in all my flower beds and into my sprinkler valve boxes?

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To control wildlife, you normally exclude the pest or change the habitat. or both. For moles, trapping is the most effective control method.  There are some toxicants (baits) that are also available.  I would contact places like IFA that carry traps and baits and see which they prefer.  If you use baits, you will need to be careful of "non-target" species.  Don't leave the bait out where other animals or birds may eat it.
I hope this information is of use to you.

Posted on 21 Nov 2007

Julia Tuck
Horticulture Assistant, Utah county

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To control wildlife, you normally exclude the pest or change the habitat. or both.
For moles, trapping is the most effective control method.  There are some toxicants (baits) that are also available.  I would contact places like IFA that carry traps and baits and see which they prefer.
If you use baits, you will need to be careful of "non-target" species.  Don't leave the bait out where other animals or birds may eat it.
I hope this information is of use to you.

Posted on 21 Nov 2007

Julia Tuck
Horticulture Assistant, Utah county

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