Fooling Animals

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by Leslie Lee, May 8, 2009.

  1. Leslie Lee

    Leslie Lee Member

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    I have mole and racoons. How do I fool them?
     
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    Racoons are pretty smart so it's going to be hard to send them packing, do you know what kind of moles you have/ generally there are two kinds, Star nosed moles (they leave little or sometimes big mounds when they come up out of the ground) and the regular everyday mole which just makes underground trials, neither one eat plants, they eat earthworms etc. the only damage they do towards plants is that they disturb the root system. I've been tryin to get rid of mine for years to no success, so I've learned to live with them, they only live for a couple of years if cats and snakes don't get them first.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    By telling them jokes on 1 April?

    Can you clarify what you want!
     
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    I want to be able to eat the veg that i gow.

    I am thinking of throwing nets on top of my tomatoes, etc an dhope that the raccons would not bother.

    My moles have been here for decades. eat veg and their roots. i have big mounds and tunnels. I heard that I can trap them. I did not know that cats would eat them. How big are they?




     
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    A net may keep the coons off your tomatoes, like I said earlier they are crafty little critters and are able to learn by trial and error. You must have something else eating your plants from the roots and veggies, Moles are carnivorous little mouse sized rodents, they thrive on earth worms, grubs and other underground dwellers, Star nosed moles can fit into the palm of a man's hand quite nicely. They can be trapped, possibly using a live mouse trap (looks like a box). try to find the hole that they come out from and set a trap there with some earthworms in it. I'm thinking of possibly taking my own advice this year if my mole problem gets worse. By the way, do you live near or have a source of water, moles like water.
     

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