LESLIE: Rick in South Carolina’s up next. And what’s going on with your yard?
RICK: Well, I’ve got a bunch of unwelcome buddies and guests that are under the soil.
TOM: Are you dealing with moles?
RICK: Yes, I am.
TOM: OK. Now, is this just affecting you or is it affecting the whole neighborhood?
RICK: Appears to be just affecting me, as far as I know. My big concern is we have two dogs …
RICK: … that I do not want to have a problem with if they … if they would get hold of one, they … of course, they put out the poisons you can get.
RICK: But I’m trying to find out a better way to do that so that, you know, I’m not endangering our animals.
TOM: Well, the best way to get rid of moles is to get rid of the mole food. And that is generally grubs that are … that are living in the soil. So if you get rid of the grubs, you’ll get rid of the moles. Make the food source go away.
Now, to protect the pets, you really need to follow the label directions. And Leslie had a suggestion of even extending that.
LESLIE: Oh, yeah. You know, you really have to be careful because we have a friend who had some pets and they had mole treatment done and unfortunately, the dog ended up developing an illness because of something that was used to treat the lawn to prevent these grubs from occurring. So it’s really important that … you know, usually it says 24 hours. Try to extend it by a couple of days. Give it three days. Keep things off of it for as long as you can; kids, pets. If it says one day, triple it.
TOM: Alright, Rick? So you get rid of the grubs, you’ll get rid of the moles. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.