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  • lynnl
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    Originally posted by challenger View Post
    Two words for killing moles.
    Carl Spangler.
    That name meant nothing to me, but a google search suggests you must have meant "Carl Spackler" (of Caddy Shack.)

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  • Superbowl
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    Originally posted by Toolguy View Post
    What kind of trap is that?
    When I first saw it I thought he used a shop vac to suck it out.😄

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  • challenger
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    Two words for killing moles.
    Carl Spangler.

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  • Mcostello
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    I buy smoke bombs during fireworks season. Nothing like smoking out a ground hog and finding two other holes behind You, with never knowing they were there before this.

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  • challenger
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    I did more reading on the flares and the reviews are mixed so?

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  • lugnut
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    4 years ago the neighbor across the street was the victim of moles, He had mounds of dirt all over his yard. We even had a few show up in our yard. He tried several types of traps determents of which none worked. I bought some of the solar powered things that you push down into the lawn and they buzz every few seconds, they did not last in our rainy weathers but did seam to help for as long as they lasted.
    Then one day he came over to warn me what he was going to do and not be alarmed. He had gone to the ACE Hardware store and bought a couple of 30 minute road flares and he dug out the opening to a couple of the dirt mounds, lit the flares and pushed them down into the openings and put a brick over the hole. After a few minutes he put the hose of his ShopVac with hose on the exhaust side down into one of the holes and turned it on. Little columns of smoke started coming up all over his yard. After a few minutes of this he covered the holes. We had a good laugh at all the smoke columns. BUT he never had any more mole trouble. I bought a couple of flares in the event we started having problems, but so far nothing.
    Last edited by lugnut; 01-27-2022, 08:45 PM.

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  • Dan_the_Chemist
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    This is one of my three mole/gopher traps. They hunt even with snow on the ground. You can see the dirt she has accumulated while digging for furry treasure. Now if I could just get them to fill the holes back in.


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  • challenger
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    Originally posted by guido View Post
    three bellyspring cage with trigger in side. Triggered, collapsed cage moves up into black tube, with goph ensnared while tasting baited trigger. Gophers snoot/head trapped twixt ring of cage and bottom of black tube. Od’s same, pic is distorted.
    omg! You animal! 😬

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  • Guido
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    Three bellyspring cage with trigger in side. Triggered, collapsed cage moves up into black tube, with goph ensnared while tasting baited trigger. Gophers snoot/head trapped twixt ring of cage and bottom of black tube. OD’s same, pic is distorted.
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  • I make chips
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    Call Carl Spackler.

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    SO what's the operation of execution here? it's hard to see in the pic, does a spring loaded spike get driven through his head or what? it almost looks like that stick thing tried to eat him... no blood? WTF???

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  • challenger
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    Originally posted by elf View Post
    Moles and gophers are beneficial, why kill them just to make your yard pretty?
    Ummmmm, because I've invested plenty to make my lawn pretty and the moles tear it up and make the turf look like hell. That's why. If you a problem with me killing moles it's exactly that. YOUR problem. You really don't want to debate me on this topic.

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  • Guido
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    Golf course nearby and they turn the gopher problem over to the licensed pros who use poison. The guy in the picture had stolen a Victor trap down hole, after two false triggers, flooding the holes with water brought silence for two days, the ‘hole in the black box’ type of trap has been successful but requires locating deep in the ground. The tunnel flooding idea led me to wash the hose down hole too far, and is now about five feet short of original length.
    Trip to hardware store turned up the tube type Gopherhawk which pros had used on neighbors’ yard. (Think six traps, two gophers, two days).
    The trap was loaded into one of three holes, all appearing active, fresh. No trigger overnight, but the spring cage and trigger area were packed with wet, sandy soil. Samo, samo over second attempt. Set trap third time with swipe of peanut butter on the trigger —-BINGO.
    The tube trap shown contains a heavy spring loaded plunger, having a ss, three ribbed ‘cage and trigger) exposed out the far end and is inserted into the gopher tunnel. Cage design allows gopher entrance from any direction, all other designs require setting ‘in active tunnel in direction of “active travel”.

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  • boslab
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    I cut a shoulder in a bank to build a garage, in doing I cut through lots of mole burrows, I was standing admiring my handywork when at about 2” of the new ground a mole shot out of a hole like a furry black bullet, landed at my feet, quite amusing, picked the little shiny bugger up turned it round and poked it back in the hole, man they’re fast little things.
    mark

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  • flathead4
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    Originally posted by elf View Post
    Moles and gophers are beneficial, why kill them just to make your yard pretty?
    Moles eat grubs and airate your yard. Just don't plant $100 worth of tulip bulbs without a barrier.

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