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Post by: ann on May 06, 2009, 09:45:05 AM


Where did everyone go????
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Post by: Robogirl on May 06, 2009, 12:22:57 PM

I'm here, Ann!   :)   

Are you still liking your new foot?
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Post by: ann on May 06, 2009, 01:16:35 PM
Oh my gosh YES, YES, YES!    Best foot I've had.  Guess everyone must be having Little donkey babies.....planting garden.....flowers, etc.  I'm getting ready for my 1st. granddaughter's graduation this month...sure makes a person feel old.
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Post by: snowbear on May 06, 2009, 01:27:21 PM
Hi Ann, hope you are well too! How's that new leg?
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Post by: Robogirl on May 06, 2009, 02:35:27 PM
Oh my gosh YES, YES, YES!    Best foot I've had. 

Great!  ;)

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Post by: Mitchee on May 06, 2009, 08:04:46 PM
Hi Ann, Robogirl and Snowbear.  I'm still here. 

Ann... Glad to hear you like your new foot.  I look forward to (hopefully) getting a new foot next year. 

Snowbear... How is your new dog?  I'm sure she has completely settled into your routine and that you have spoiled her rotten.

Robogirl... You must be busy too, I haven't had the pleasure of reading your posts lately.

I think that everyone has been busy with the arrival of spring.  I have been very busy outdoors lately.  I decided to remove some dead ground cover that was underneath our maple tree.  What a project!  I thought it would only take a few hours, instead it's taken me several days.  The ground cover roots are mixed in with the maple tree roots so I had to be careful.  I'm not used to swinging an axe and digging with a shovel, so I've used muscles that I haven't used in quite a while.  LOL  :)  I finally have everything removed and I am getting two yards of black dirt delivered tomorrow.  I'll be glad when I have this project completed.   :) 

I have also been busy riding my road bike.  It is nice to be able to go biking again.  I miss riding outdoors all winter.  I had my cycling prosthesis modified a couple of weeks ago and the modifications are wonderful.  I look forward to riding a lot of miles before the snow flies again.

I hope that everyone is doing great.
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Post by: ann on May 06, 2009, 08:43:56 PM
Mitchee,

And what are you going to plant in that black dirt?     Glad you are riding again....I'm afraid to ride outside..afraid I'll fall and give myself a boo~boo.  Just getting over my fall where I cleaned off my end table...good thing my dog was behind me...probably would have squashed {tootsie} her.


BTW anyone know how to get rid of moles??  My backyard looks horrible....we have used just about everything...almost afraid to buy any other item..hubby is still laughing since I bought the vibrating stakes to run them off.  WE've had poisoned worms, and something you sprinkled all over the yard.  Somebody told me to get dynamite and blow them out like they did in CaddyShack  ;D ;D ;D


Everyone have a great evening.  :)
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Post by: pegleg jack on May 06, 2009, 09:03:42 PM
Ann, sure do and it works sound funny, but have done it and so have my niegbhors, get you a couple of packs of JUICY FRUIT GUM, dig down and find thier run and place a couple of sticks unwrapped in and the cover the run up, and it will get rid of them, it did for me and havent had any trouble since,

P.S. it has to be JUICY FRUIT, any other wont work dont know why.
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Post by: guzzitx on May 06, 2009, 10:59:06 PM
BTW anyone know how to get rid of moles??  My backyard looks horrible....we have used just about everything...almost afraid to buy any other item..hubby is still laughing since I bought the vibrating stakes to run them off.  WE've had poisoned worms, and something you sprinkled all over the yard.  Somebody told me to get dynamite and blow them out like they did in CaddyShack  ;D ;D ;D


Everyone have a great evening.  :)

Pleased to be of service.
You need the Rodenator.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw
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Post by: guzzitx on May 06, 2009, 11:07:05 PM
In other news, my father had a mild stroke, so I have been otherwise occupied.
He is out of hospital, and at a rehab facility for physical therapy.
Prospects are good, his attitude surprisingly upbeat.
He's walking with a walker, has some short term memory loss, but we are told this often resolves with time.

The charity raffle ended, the bike was won by a guy in South Carolina.
Looks like we'll have approx $2200.00 left over to to send to these fine folks.
http://www.saluteheroes.org/
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Post by: ann on May 07, 2009, 10:26:35 AM
Ann, sure do and it works sound funny, but have done it and so have my niegbhors, get you a couple of packs of JUICY FRUIT GUM, dig down and find thier run and place a couple of sticks unwrapped in and the cover the run up, and it will get rid of them, it did for me and havent had any trouble since,

P.S. it has to be JUICY FRUIT, any other wont work dont know why.



Will give that a try, but you know my darling hubby is going to laugh his *a-s off.  Sure hope I prove him wrong!!    :)
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Post by: Oneblueleg on May 07, 2009, 10:34:12 AM
I'm not here... 8)
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Post by: ann on May 07, 2009, 10:40:06 AM
Well, you better be here...we need your input on lots of issues.   :)
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Post by: ann on May 07, 2009, 10:51:43 AM
BTW anyone know how to get rid of moles??  My backyard looks horrible....we have used just about everything...almost afraid to buy any other item..hubby is still laughing since I bought the vibrating stakes to run them off.  WE've had poisoned worms, and something you sprinkled all over the yard.  Somebody told me to get dynamite and blow them out like they did in CaddyShack  ;D ;D ;D


Everyone have a great evening.  :)

Pleased to be of service.
You need the Rodenator.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw


Are you for real guzzitx?  Could I blow off my other foot with it  ??? ???  sure don't want that to happen.  I have never seen anything like it.  But I have to agree that these moles are laughing hard @ me.  They certainly need alittle {blow me out of the ground} type of service.

Sorry about your father...hope he feels better soon and am glad you came out so well with your bike raffle.  Makes you feel good even though it was hard work, doesn't it.

Have a good day...and thanks for the info.
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Post by: Dick Stevens on May 07, 2009, 11:53:50 AM
Hi, Ann and friends:

T'm still around. Haven't been on here as often as I might - have been perpetually busy with many things.

Although  I'm a retired pastor, still keep active with colleagues and occasional guest preaching.  Our annual two-day, all-day synod meeting coming up tomorrow.

Endless little projects around the house, just tinkering and "putzing" stuff.

Just bought a new wheelchair - I was getting a bit broad-of-beam for the old one.  So now I'm customizing it with crutch-holders (done), cup-holder (in progress) and a bag for the back (still designing), and getting it ready for air travel (still designing).

Still walking as much as I can, but need the wheels for long hauls.

Am active with local LVH support group (a neat bunch of people), and planning to attend the ACA in Atlanta in a few weeks.

Oh yeah, can't forget #1 granddaughter. age 5.  :)

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Post by: pin-hi on May 07, 2009, 12:04:35 PM
Still here in the great white north. Just back from a week in Arizona. Motorcycle trike build is underway and I'm itchin' to ride. Working 2 days a week and loving it. Golfing today at Victoria Golf Club. Busy, busy, busy. Sounds like everyone is doing well and keep your spirits up Joe A. !!!!!!!
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Post by: herb on May 07, 2009, 08:46:49 PM
Hi Todd - sorry to hear about your dad's stroke. I wish him a speedy, complete recovery. Herb
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Post by: herb on May 07, 2009, 08:52:34 PM
Hi Ann - one common reason for the presence of moles is an abundance of beetle grubs in the soil which the moles love to eat. If you are not averse to using pesticides, a chemical called trichlorfon will kill the grubs. It is a fast acting pesticide which is broken down in about a week. Herb
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Post by: Minerva on May 08, 2009, 05:56:14 AM
Hi Ann - one common reason for the presence of moles is an abundance of beetle grubs in the soil which the moles love to eat. If you are not averse to using pesticides, a chemical called trichlorfon will kill the grubs. It is a fast acting pesticide which is broken down in about a week.

Trichlorfon is an organophosphate ... and there's nothing wrong with beetle grubs, Herb. Using that sort of stuff wrecks the food chain.  ::)

There must be much better ways of moving your moles on, Ann? :) Have you thought of borrowing (or even owning) a mole catching terrier? Or putting the dung of mole predators around, and in, the mole holes?

I personally think they're sweet little things and that we impose ourselves too much on nature, sometimes.
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Post by: ann on May 08, 2009, 09:39:42 AM
Well I can tell you one thing Minerva, this mole must be King Kong...his piles of dirt are unreal; they are so huge :(  Mighthy little guy...right now I'm holding my breath....maybe the vibrating thingy's are working.  Haven't seen any new ones for about a week.

I'm thinking about getting another cat...last one kept the mole population down.
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Post by: Minerva on May 08, 2009, 05:32:45 PM
Well I can tell you one thing Minerva, this mole must be King Kong...his piles of dirt are unreal; they are so huge :(  Mighthy little guy...right now I'm holding my breath....maybe the vibrating thingy's are working.  Haven't seen any new ones for about a week.

I'm thinking about getting another cat...last one kept the mole population down.

A female farm cat would do the trick, Ann. :) Or, you could try lion dung pellets ... it seems they're very good at keep away unwanted little furries. ;)
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Post by: ann on May 08, 2009, 09:00:30 PM
Minerva,

And where { pray tell} do I come up with lion dung   ;D :D ::)

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Post by: guzzitx on May 08, 2009, 11:22:38 PM
Minerva,

And where { pray tell} do I come up with lion dung   ;D :D ::)



Got any 3-legged hyenas in the neighborhood?
If so, I think Bob's yer Uncle.  ;D
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Post by: pegleg jack on May 09, 2009, 08:39:35 AM
Ann, from what i read, you dont have moles, you have what we call gophers and yes they can pile the dirt up on you when they are making thier run, we had them bad when we lived in california, i traped and caught over 50 in one year alone and didnt do a bit of damage for the niegbhors didnt trap the ones in thier yards, and they breed like mice, so all i can say is good luck in getting rid of them. Just be careful when walking around  in your yard for if you step just right on  one of the runs your foot will sink into the ground and throw your balance off real fast.
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Post by: Minerva on May 09, 2009, 08:53:49 AM
Minerva,

And where { pray tell} do I come up with lion dung   ;D :D ::)



Well, Ann, they sell the stuff over here, in the UK http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/tools/pest-control/silent-roar-lion-manure/classid.2000004185/ (http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/tools/pest-control/silent-roar-lion-manure/classid.2000004185/), so I naturally assumed they sell the stuff over there?  ???  You should be able to get some of the stuff near wildlife parks that have big cats, I suppose?  ::)

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Post by: annieg on May 09, 2009, 08:41:36 PM
That's what I so enjoy about this site!  We start off on one subject and the next thing is we're trying to find out where you can buy lion dung!  I love it.  This site is so helpful and friendly.  It is the best I've found on the web.  Thanks to all of you.  annieg
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Post by: Dick Stevens on May 09, 2009, 10:49:31 PM
Lion dung?  Does it work?   ???

When we had a wooded lot in PA we were plagued by deer eating the trees and bushes.  Someone suggested tiger urine to scare the deer away.  Suppoed to smell like "predator".  Yeah, right!  When is the last time a deer in Southeastern PA ever encountered a tiger in the wild??  A bear maybe, but hardly a tiger.  Lions neither.

You're right.  We certainly do get off-topic here, don't we?   :)
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Post by: Minerva on May 10, 2009, 11:03:57 AM
Lion dung?  Does it work?   ???

When we had a wooded lot in PA we were plagued by deer eating the trees and bushes.  Someone suggested tiger urine to scare the deer away.  Suppoed to smell like "predator".  Yeah, right!  When is the last time a deer in Southeastern PA ever encountered a tiger in the wild??  A bear maybe, but hardly a tiger.  Lions neither.


Don't knock it until you've tried it, Dick! Haven't you thought that perhaps the urine/dung from a major predator (from whatever continent) will contain certain hormones and odours that will warn herbivores not to stay around? After all, lions are carnivores and their dung will be quite a bit different to an herbivores' dung, won't it? And also, bears and cats are distantly related. ::)

Anyway, how come some of us are allowed to go off topic and others aren't?   :-\
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Post by: ann on May 10, 2009, 12:48:15 PM

Sorry, this one was my fault...Moles...remember??  But I wanted to know what our members were doing...since the posting was down.  ;)
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Post by: Dick Stevens on May 10, 2009, 06:55:46 PM
Ann:

I, for one was not out hunting bears or collecting lion dung.....

I did buy a new wheelchair, and am "customizing" to suit me.  Also, just finished a 2-day church meeting ..... celebtating Mother's Day, and all that good stuff.  Beyond that, nothing earth-shakin' here.

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Post by: Mitchee on May 10, 2009, 08:44:31 PM
Mitchee,

And what are you going to plant in that black dirt?     
BTW anyone know how to get rid of moles?? 


Thanks for asking what I'm planting.  I've decide to plant Pink Lily of the Valley under the Maple tree.  I finally have all of the {dead} Blue Rug Juniper dug out and the black dirt filled in.  I just bought 50 Pink Lily of the Valley bulbs and I'll plant them later this week.  I'm also planting 30 Firewitch (Cheddar Pink) Dianthus plants in front of the house where some more {dead} Blue Rug Juniper used to be.   :)

Have you tried a product called Mole-Relief? 
Quote from Henry Field's Seed & Nursery Co. Spring 2009 catalog...  "It's an all natural product that produces an odor that moles hate.  Apply on wet or dry lawns every two months.  Nontoxic for use around children and pets.  32 oz. treats 10,000 sq. ft."  The cost is $19.95 USD + shipping.

If you're interested... www.HenryFields.com or call 513-354-1494.  I'm sure that it is probably also available at many other retailers or Ebay.

IMHO... cats are not a good solution, cats should live 100% indoors.  Cats that are let outdoors to roam are exposed to fleas, worms, disease, predators and poisons that cats would normally not be exposed to if they lived 100% indoors.

Good luck with your mole problem. 

Michelle
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Post by: ann on May 10, 2009, 10:33:55 PM
Mitchee,

I love Lily of the Valley.  I have them planted around my back porch.  Love the smell everytime I walk out the door...mine are white. In my opinion { Good Choice}

With the juicy fruit gum {PLJ} this item from fields nursery & the lion dung, I should have a ripe smelling back yard  ;)  with no moles.


Have a good one !!
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Post by: ann on May 10, 2009, 10:34:48 PM
Dick,
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Post by: Minerva on May 11, 2009, 04:29:07 AM

IMHO... cats are not a good solution, cats should live 100% indoors.  Cats that are let outdoors to roam are exposed to fleas, worms, disease, predators and poisons that cats would normally not be exposed to if they lived 100% indoors.


What?!?!  ???  :o

Michelle, love  :), cats are classed as wild animals and they are naturally noctural (just looking at their pupils will tell you that) ... I would go spare if I had a cat chasing around my home every night ... it's just not right!  :( Cats only stay with us because they want to ... probably because they find it easier to bully us into giving them food than to catch their own food.  :D

If they get poisoned then it's us at fault, not them. I protect my cat (and dog) against fleas, ticks, worms ...etc., by treating them regularly. By the way, these are things that we get exposed to too. Anyway, my cat loves going out chasing stuff and leaving presents (dung or not) in both my and other peoples' gardens.   ::)

Good idea about the mole deterent though.  :)  We'll have you smelly lovely, Ann!  :D
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Post by: pegleg jack on May 11, 2009, 09:07:52 AM
The only cats that i have ever seen that did catch any moles or gophers were the barn cats that we had on the farm and they had to go out and find thier own food, the only thing they got from us was some milk in the morning while we were milking the 28 head and then at night they got some also for cows have to be milked twice a day.
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Post by: Kep on May 11, 2009, 09:35:22 AM
 
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Quote from: Mitchee on May 10, 2009, 08:44:31 PM

IMHO... cats are not a good solution, cats should live 100% indoors. 


    Indoor cats are pussies !!!!    ;D   ::)
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Post by: Minerva on May 11, 2009, 10:00:29 AM

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Quote from: Mitchee on May 10, 2009, 08:44:31 PM

IMHO... cats are not a good solution, cats should live 100% indoors. 


    Indoor cats are pussies !!!!    ;D   ::)

 :D
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Post by: Mitchee on May 11, 2009, 11:15:44 AM
I'm sorry everyone, but I don't agree with letting cats outdoors.  I'll leave it at that.  We can agree to disagree.

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Post by: ann on May 11, 2009, 11:50:19 AM
Dick,


I don't know what happened to the rest of my post...I was asking you if the wheelchair was a regular or electric.  Also told you to make sure your cup holder was large enough to hold a big longaberger cup for coffee.   :)
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Post by: tbrbeast on May 11, 2009, 04:43:30 PM
Dick - there is a deer repellent made from the urine of cougar which at one time in the not all that distant past did roam PA.  Results are variable - lot of the timber companies and large landowners used it in the past with mixed results. 

I tend to lean to toward PLJs idea that you have gophers not moles. 

As for lion dung pellets, you might check with your local zoo.  In Portland, OR, you used to be able to buy fertilizer made from elephant dung (and I think you still can). 

As for other methods of mole or gopher control, check with your county extension agent or local wildlife agency (especially if they are gophers).  Sometimes a local parks department also can help.
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Post by: ann on May 11, 2009, 06:24:53 PM
Listen guys, how big is a gopher?  I have seen these little critters...very small {4 inches} flat feet, grayish in color & kinda' longish snout.

Haven't seen the little devils for almost a week....no digging.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that they have gone next door  ;D ;D
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Post by: Minerva on May 12, 2009, 07:09:21 AM
Listen guys, how big is a gopher?  I have seen these little critters...very small {4 inches} flat feet, grayish in color & kinda' longish snout.

Come on, Ann!  ::) Do a Google and take a look somewhere like here ~ http://www.ehow.com/how_2131212_tell-difference-between-moles-gophers.html They look very different.  :D
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Post by: pegleg jack on May 12, 2009, 08:56:02 AM
when living in CALIFRONIA, where i was having gopher problems have seen them this size, lenght about 6 to 8 inches long and he wieghed almost a 2 lbs. and had the biggest front teeth i had ever seen on a gopher, looked almost like a beaver.
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Post by: ann on May 12, 2009, 10:50:54 AM
Listen guys, how big is a gopher?  I have seen these little critters...very small {4 inches} flat feet, grayish in color & kinda' longish snout.

Come on, Ann!  ::) Do a Google and take a look somewhere like here ~ http://www.ehow.com/how_2131212_tell-difference-between-moles-gophers.html They look very different.  :D


We are alittle cranky, aren't we  ::)
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Post by: Tigertatts on May 12, 2009, 11:05:27 AM
 Sounds like Ann has Moles to me, greyish 4in and long snout = mole to me.  I have moles in and around our flower beds  quite often, they like the soil since it is wet and moist and they are usually after the earthworms that I also see in the beds when we water.  I also have many many gophers and like Jack said here in Califorina some of them get just crazy big. I can generally tell a mole trail from a gopher hole. the gophers tend to make much deeper holes and I dont really see anything other than an exit hole where the push out the dirt.  The moles usually leave a trail just under the surface and you can see almost the entire trail where he was crusin along just under the surface often next to a border or edging looking for bugs and worms.

 As far as cats, I have 7 cats and 4 of them are indoor/outdoor cats the other 3 stay out full time. Cats can be excellent rodent control but it all depends on the cat, each is his own. I have one cat that all he does it catch gophers, in the peak of summer he catches a gopher a day. I have another cat that all he catches are mice and he usually keeps them alive just to play with them but he only catches mice and mice type things. I have another cat that just hunts birds, I say hunt because it's very very rare that he actually gets one. Then some of the other cats i've never seen them catch a thing.
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Post by: Minerva on May 12, 2009, 12:54:56 PM
Listen guys, how big is a gopher?  I have seen these little critters...very small {4 inches} flat feet, grayish in color & kinda' longish snout.

Come on, Ann!  ::) Do a Google and take a look somewhere like here ~ http://www.ehow.com/how_2131212_tell-difference-between-moles-gophers.html They look very different.  :D

We are alittle cranky, aren't we  ::)


No, not really, Ann. :) I was just pointing out that the WWW could show you what they look like and that you could solve your riddle yourself.  ::)
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Post by: ann on June 13, 2009, 08:37:40 PM
Ann, sure do and it works sound funny, but have done it and so have my niegbhors, get you a couple of packs of JUICY FRUIT GUM, dig down and find thier run and place a couple of sticks unwrapped in and the cover the run up, and it will get rid of them, it did for me and havent had any trouble since,

P.S. it has to be JUICY FRUIT, any other wont work dont know why.
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Will give that a try, but you know my darling hubby is going to laugh his *a-s off.  Sure hope I prove him wrong!!    :)
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PLJ:

Just finished filling the mole holes up with a stick of juicy fruit gum...I asked hubby if the critters were running away & he told me NO they were all chewing gum ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: pegleg jack on June 13, 2009, 09:11:24 PM
Ann. from what i was told by my niebhor, it plugs them up cause they can not digest it, right now i am having a big problem with FIRE ANTS, have gotten into one of my wife flower bed and they really chewed her up before she got all of them off of her. Have cleaned out five hills so far and have a feeling there will be some more in the morning when i go out and check.
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Post by: guzzitx on June 13, 2009, 11:46:36 PM
PLJ,
Orthene is the stuff for fire ants.
Spread the powder, and they come swarming out and die a horrible death.

Anyone who has been attacked by fire ants understands the visceral pleasure involved in watching them die a horrible death.
I can't piss fire. Orthene is the next best thing.