Mole

What does a Mole look like?

  • 6 – 9 inches in length
  • Tan to brownish-black fur
  • Tiny or invisible ears and eyes
  • Short, powerful front legs with large clawed paws oriented for digging
  • Commonly detected by the 2 – 24” volcano-shaped hills that are made up of clods of dirt
  • Eats worms, grubs, and insects. Commonly thought to eat roots of plants but that is usually rodent damage
  • Not commonly seen due to the tunnel systems they inhabit
  • Reproduction begins the spring following birth, 42 day gestation period with one litter of 2 – 7 young per year

Kaput Mole Gel Bait

Treat only active burrow systems.  To treat a burrow system, locate main runways by probing.  Remove the cap from the tip of the applicator syringe and turn dosing ring to mark indicating half ounce.  Inject half an ounce of bait (one-sixth of the contents of one syringe) through probe or shoveled open hole at each bait placement location.  Make six (6) such placements per burrow system.  Cover application holes with sod and soil, but do not allow dirt to sift in and foul or cover bait.

Follow up:  Check effects of treatment 4-5 days after bait application by opening and marking burrows in the manner used to check for initial activity.  Return 2-3 days later and retreat all active burrows.