A “Mole” in One

The other night after dinner, I’m sitting outside on our [cement] patio, watching my Holey Moleydaughter play, when all of the sudden she practically jumps in my lap. I was rather confused until I saw what she was pointing at. There was blackish-brown furry animal crawling on the cement along the side of the garage. It was either a mole or a vole.

Since moles are typically nocturnal and voles don’t like to be seen, my husband and I were surprised to see one crawling across cement. Once we caught it, the unspoken decision was made to let it go in the vacant lot next to our house; killing it in front of our daughter seemed inappropriate. (We were equally surprised, once it was on earth rather than cement, at how quickly it burrowed itself back underground.)

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Molemax repels moles and voles in your yard! I can work with that.

Unfortunately, as my friend Kristi pointed it out, it will likely come back unless we do something. Fortunately we can still put a repellant like Mole Max granules down. With the first application, you cover the entire area you want to protect. This drives them out. Then every 25 – 30 days you apply a 3 foot strip around the edges of the area to keep them out.

Looks like I know what I’m doing this weekend!

Enjoy the sunshine!  Until next time…..

Mary Gold