Any suggestions for laying pavers where moles want to run? Area leveled and base down but moles making runs under the base. Moles have been in the yard for decades and have tried many things to get rid of them with no lasting success.
Seems that laying anything down that might be tunneled under wouldn't be stable. You could keep filling up the holes and the moles would dig more of them.
I don't know if moles tunnel through rock, so perhaps filling the areas beneath where you want to lay pavers with rocks might work. I would think moles would be more inclined to tunnel through dirt.
Sounds like you've already tried to get at the base if tge problem by getting rid of the moles, but that's not been successful on a long term basis. Do you have any idea why the moles are so fond of your yard? Do you have a local agricultural extension service that might be able to suggest some permanent eradication methods?
We're about to try electronic pest repellers which emit ultrasound level "noise" that allegedly repels rodents and nutria. I don't know if these would work for moles or not.
I recall reading in some of my gardening magazines about methods for eradicating moles and will see if I can find the articles for you. Who knows? Maybe there's something that could actually be a permanent solution for you. I imagine it's quite frustrating to have them tearing up your yard.
a start would be to set mole traps on the existing runs... when it trips, stomp down the hump. a dead mole in a run keeps others from using it.
I had some moles running from the front yard to the back, so I dug a ditch and dumped river rock into it, then topped with our sandy soil. the stinkers just cut through the neighbor's yard and back into our garden.
only had temporary relief lighting and sticking mole gasser tubes in the runs. tried poison pellets, and they pushed them out with dirt.
while you have stuff dug out, it might be worth it to put metal sheeting along the edges of the patio, and a run or two in the dig itself... then dump in the crush and compact within the confines of the metal, then lay the sand and compact the whole paver field. it's going to have to go down 6 to 8 inches to impede the little fellas.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
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There are some very specific mole traps and I have used them and they work. It looks kind of medieval, yet effective. Here is a link and the product is made by Victor:
You bascially flatten down an active tunnel and when they push back up, it triggers a release and a multi-spike device pushes into the grd and gets them...it just takes a lot of follow-up, but you can get them...
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