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Moles in Eastern WA??
« on: June 21, 2011, 03:37:56 PM »
So, there is a critter(s) in my backyard that needs to die!! mole mounds everywhere! I was under the impression there were not moles this far east, am i wrong? if its not a mole what else make mole like mounds near spokane area? And how do i make them go bye bye? I thought gophers but there are no open holes just mounds. my dogs can smell em and are digging up the mounds making an even bigger mess!!!
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 03:56:17 PM »
I think they may be pocket gophers??

http://www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/spokane/eastside/Fact%20Sheets/C051%20Gophers%20%2005.pdf

They had/have a big problem a the Arboretum in spokane. They were using this propane blaster to get rid of them. Caused quite the stir. :chuckle:

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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 04:08:28 PM »
Pocket gophers are a hot topic right now in Thurston County.  The county is protecting them and won't let landowners with pocket gopher habitat do anything with their property. 

I'd kill them ASAP and get rid of any evidence of mounds before the State gets into protecting the little *censored*s. :twocents:
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 04:11:19 PM »
There are also voles in the area as well. 

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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 04:19:19 PM »
 :yike: EFFFing Great... i need to get a farret!!
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 04:47:58 PM »
:yike: EFFFing Great... i need to get a farret!!

Or one of these (if you do call me to come help) :chuckle:

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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 10:02:39 AM »
There are lots of moles in eastern WA.
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 01:35:44 PM »
I've seen traps that lots of hay farmers use to kill them off... should be able to pick them up at a farm supply place.
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 01:40:15 PM »
this is the answer to any mole problems in california,steve has a great product.
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 02:10:59 PM »
yeah except trapping is illegal  :bash: :bash: :bash:, thanks alot bunny huggers
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 04:17:27 PM »
My neighbor said he uses vitamin D3, gel capsules from safe way. He told my to dig up a hole and drop a half dozen in there. He said they can't handle that much and die. Anyone ever hear of this before?
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 04:44:25 PM »
My neighbor said he uses vitamin D3, gel capsules from safe way. He told my to dig up a hole and drop a half dozen in there. He said they can't handle that much and die. Anyone ever hear of this before?

I googled moles and vitamin D but most of what I get is info on staying out of the sun and taking Vit D because of staying out of the sun. :)

But I did find this under mice and voles:
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Traps and baits: Some orchardists place snap traps baited with peanut butter, nut meats, or rolled oats along mouse runways to catch and kill them. A bait of vitamin D is available. It causes a calcium imbalance in the animals, and they will die several days after eating the bait.
http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/animal-pests?page=0,2

I'm not sure how you'd convince a mole to eat Vit D ?  :dunno:

I did find this stuff too:  http://www.kaputproducts.com/Mole_Gel_Bait.php

 (mole traps sure sound like the best option.........screw the law).
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 04:47:50 PM »
Well I got pocket gophers, the neighbor confirmed it. It pussed through my traps last night. So well see when I get home
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 04:57:58 PM »
I hope you kill and get rid of the vermin before the geniuses at the county decide to protect them like they are doing in Thurston County.

I googled some info on the pocket gopher.  Apparently there is a difference between the western WA variety and the E. WA variety:

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I was curious, what is so special about the Mazama Pocket Gopher? Certainly this species must be highly important. I found an explanation by Kelly McAllister. He’s a District Wildlife Biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He writes, “The main difference between the gopher of eastern Washington and the gopher of western Washington is quite simple. The western Washington species, Thomomys Mazama, has a bigger penis. Its penis averages twice the size of its eastern Washington counterpart. In fact, the Mazama Pocket Gopher has the largest penis of any member of its family.”
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Re: Moles in Eastern WA??
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 06:31:23 AM »
you see its true western washingtonians are bigger in the britches than eastern washingtonians  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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