One way to deal with moles

  • Debra Smith
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:28am
  • Local News

I attended a garden talk with native plant expert Rita Moore recently and she said the biggest pest in her Seattle yard is moles.

She chooses not to search and destroy but she did offer one interesting bit of advice: If she notices a plant is droopy, particularly droopy on one side, she surmises that moles probably have tunneled underneath the plant, leaving roots high and dry. When she sees that tell-tale droop, she runs over and stomps.

She doesn’t worry too much about moles because they are carnivorous, not plant eaters. However, if you don’t deal with the mole tunnels, voles take up residence and they do eat plants, she said. So get stomping.

Please share how you’re dealing with moles, voles and mountain beavers.

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