How to Get Rid of Gophers and Moles
LESLIE: Alright, now we’ve got Linda in Texas who’s got gophers and moles living in the yard. Tell us about it.
LINDA: Well, these are not the kind of pets I want to have.
TOM: (laughing) Wow.
LINDA: I live on seven acres and sandy soil. And I tried to have a garden once and they took care of that problem. I haven’t planted a garden since. (Leslie chuckles)
LINDA: I have about 30 to 40 runs of moles and the same about gopher hills; about 30 to 40. I have tried the poison. I’ve tried putting the little whirly-dirly things out there to scare them off. I’ve done everything but stand out there and try to shoot them. (Leslie laughs)
TOM: Have you used grub control?
LINDA: I put fertilizer on and pre-emergent, so I’m not sure what grub control is.
TOM: No, that’s different.
LESLIE: Yeah, different.
TOM: Yeah, see, what we want to do here is not treat the grass; we want to treat the bugs that are in the grass because that’s the food that they’re eating.
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) That’s the food that they want.
TOM: OK? They’re eating earthworms, they’re eating grubs. And while we like to keep the earthworms, we don’t like to keep the grubs. So what you need is grub control. There are a number of products out there. Bayer Advanced has a grub control. Scotts has a grub control. Spectrum has a grub control. But you’re going to need a season-long grub control product, which is going to cut down on all of the grubs that are in your sandy soil and it will send the moles looking elsewhere for their next meal.
LINDA: Excellent. Thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.