Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Getting Rid of Moles

Getting rid of moles can be difficult. I have heard of mole remedies such as cut hair or hair cuttings. Placing gum or broken or ground glass in the tunnels. One mole solution recently suggested to me was a few drops of diesel or gas placed down the mole hole. Mole poison or mole traps work well. In all it can take time to get rid of moles.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Termite Control

Do it yourself termite control or home termite control takes persistence. There are many termite control products available. There are termite bait stations termite sprays termite steaks and powders. To get rid of termites for good you may have to call in a professional to exterminate them. If you get termites in a tree it could pose a hazard causing damage when a limb breaks. What does a termite look like? There are many sites online that offer photos of termites as there are many different varieties.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Getting Rid of Gophers

Gopher poisons and gopher traps are the best way of getting rid of gophers. Gophers are burrowing rodents that spend most of their time underground. Gophers eat mostly vegetation and roots that they encounter when tunneling. They may even pull small shrubs or plants underground. Gophers are larger than moles and do not venture far form their burrow usually a few feet at most.
To find gopher runs use a probe and dig a hole with a shovel and insert the gopher trap in the hole. Make sure to cover the gopher trap hole that you dug so it is tight from light and wind a bucket or piece of plywood with a rock on top does the trick. Most traps come with instructions.

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How To Get Rid of Voles

Vole poison is the most effective way to get rid of voles. Voles look like little mice and use runways much like moles. They have a hole that they enter and usual signs of vole activity may be signs of little bits of vegetation around the entrance. Electronic pest control devices often help control voles but vole poison will exterminate voles if you leave the vole poison around the entrance.

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Killing Ants

How to get rid of ants? There are many ways to get rid of ants. Ant bait stations, diatomaceous earth and ant poisons. Killing ants and controlling ants may take some patience. I have found for most ant species that diatamatious earth works best. It is a powder that the ants can carry back to the ant nest and possibly kill the queen ant. I usually spread diatomaceous earth dust on ant trails and around the ant mount or entrance on a dry day. Liquid ant control products also work well. If you think you have a carpenter ant problem this is also effective ant control. What do carpenter ants look like? Carpenter ants look like much larger common sugar ants and are generally black or dark brown.

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