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mole tunnels #6329819
09/21/18 11:08 AM
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How easy are they to find? I have a customer that is saying he has a mole in his lawn.There are bumps protruding with a bit of pushed up soil[3-4 feet apart].I have dug around these areas and find no tunnels..not sure if it is even a mole...what am I doing wrong?

Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6329824
09/21/18 11:22 AM
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Use a longer probe. If there are mounds there are moles. Probe every few inches. JMO


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Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6329856
09/21/18 12:14 PM
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Look at the dirt mounds to see if they have a small tunnel about 1/2 inch going down into the mound. It may look like a small ground hog burrow with a dirt apron. If so, it is the result of the burrows of cicada killers which are insects.

If they are true mole mounds there will be a tunnel possibly going down at a steep angle if it isn't parallel with the ground surface. As stated, probe the area until the probe sinks in identifying the run.

Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6333027
09/25/18 08:26 PM
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Post a pic on here

Re: mole tunnels [Re: Bob Jameson] #6333029
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Originally Posted By: Bob Jameson
cicada killers


Might these look like huge wasp 3-4 inches long?


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Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6333072
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Yes, the Cicada Killers look similar to a huge Hornet. They aren't 3-4 inches long. The ones in our area are 1-3/4 to 2" long typically.

Below are some Cicada Killers and a typical den site. There is only one killer per burrow in my experience.

You can find single or several Killers living in a small area with these mounds or what I call towns of them " dozens " in some areas with good ground conditions. Sandy soils are very popular dening areas.

I wouldn't want to be stung by one of these things.





Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6335240
09/28/18 01:50 PM
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Here's another pic of a Cicada Killer Wasp's mound in sandy soils. Aside from the obvious open hole leading to her den is the channel created to facilitate her dragging the paralyzed cicada into her den. Only the queen, larger than the males, have stingers and do all the hunting.



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Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6335448
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Never seen such a thing!!!


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Re: mole tunnels [Re: Getting There] #6336140
09/29/18 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Getting There
Never seen such a thing!!!
Me neither.


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Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6336215
09/29/18 05:42 PM
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Our area gets them.

Re: mole tunnels [Re: marathonman] #6336220
09/29/18 05:53 PM
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A lot of them around here. Many so called mole calls from consumers turn out to being these insects.

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