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Author(s):Dudderar, Glen R.
Title:Correct identification vital to mole damage control
Source:Turf Times. Vol. 20, No. 5, April Quarterly 1991, p. 7.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Traverse City, MI: Northern Michigan Turf Managers Association
Related Web URL:https://listings.lib.msu.edu/westv/1996marapr.pdf#page=3
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aluminum phosphate; Animal pest control; Animal traps; Calcium cyanamide; Identification; Pest resistance; Poisoning of animal pests; Talpidae; Zinc phosphide
Abstract/Contents:A description of the two types of moles in Michigan and methods for controlling the damage. "The eastern mole has a naked red nose and a short tail; the star-nosed mole has a large red nose with 22 finger-like projections and a long tail." There are six ways of controlling mole damage. 1) Direct killing - This method is most effective for the eastern mole and involves noting when the moles are most actively burrowing. When this is determined, you can approach the tunneling mole and kill it by smashing the earth down with a shovel just behind where the earth is being lifted up. 2) Trapping - Place a trap over the ridge of an active tunnel. 3) Reduction of the moles food supply - Use insecticides to reduce the food supply. 4) Poison baiting - Place a 2% zinc phosphide poision bait into a tunnel. Caution: Zinc Phosphide is TOXIC to birds an mammals. USE WITH CAUTION. Restricted use materials: Fumigant- These products produce TOXIC gases in the mole tunnels: USE WITH CAUTION. 5) Calcium cyanide - With two or three pumps of a duster, blow calcium cyanide into an active tunnel and seal it off. 6) Aluminum phosphide (Phostoxin) - Place tablets into active tunnels every 5-15 yards during the afternoon and evening. Do not use within 15 feet of any building. Keep lid on container tightly fastened at all time. Experimental products are also available from your County Extension Agent.
Note:Reprint appears in Hole Notes, 20(6) August 1991, p. 19
Reprint appears in News Notes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation), Fall 1992, p. 9
Reprint appears in Landscape Management, 31(5) May 1992, p. 80
Reprint appears in Michigan State University Turfgrass Field Day, 1992, p. 15-16
Partial reprint appears in Western Views, March/April 1996, p. 3-4
See Also:Other items relating to: MOLES

Other items relating to: Mole control
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dudderar, G. R. 1991. Correct identification vital to mole damage control. Turf Times. 20(5):p. 7.
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