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Subject: FW: [TowerTalk] Moles are destroying fie
From: (Kenneth D. Grimm)
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 09:40:39 -0400
L. B. Cebik wrote:
> > The reason you have moles is because you have grubs. Get rid of the grubs
> > and the moles will leave for grubber pastures. There are insecticdes for
> > this purpose at your large lawn and garden stores.
> Please be careful in the selection and application of insecticides,
> especially when applying to large areas.  Not only do moles eat grubs, but
> so too do birds, and insecticides of the wrong types can harm them in many
> ways, some of which are insecticide-specific.
> Checking with your local agricultural agent or the local "master gardener"
> program can produce a wealth of information on insecticides and on which
> ones may be right for the types of "grubs" in your local area--along with
> data on human, pet, and other animal safety measures.

I absolutely agree with L.B. here and would encourage you to investigate
the use of "milky spore" as a long term solution to the Japanese
beetle/grub/mole problem.  It has been recommended locally (Lynchburg,
VA) by our Agricultural Extension Agent as an environmentally friendly
solution to the grub and mole problem.  While initially rather expensive
and a little slow to develop, a milky spore treatment is, as I
understand it, a once in a life-time operation.  This stuff is usually
available in better lawn and garden shops.  I recently saw it on the
shelf in my local True Value Hardware.

Ken K4XL

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