This bait appears to also work well on moles. I'll explain what I do with this expensive but effective product. Order approximately 10 worms per mole. I have about an acre of grass over a 3 acre area. I used about 60 worms on what I estimated to be five moles (four and then one later populated an old run). As other reviews stated, cut the worms in thirds. The Talpirid site state “one feeding” so I'm guessing that 1 feeding might 1/3rd of a worm because this appears to work or it's finding and eating the other thirds too. Find a fresh mole mound. Use a ½” dowel or rod with a point to poke hole 6” to 12” away from the mound up to 2” – 8” deep until it suddenly gives during the poke (I actually use the rod of a gopher baiter because I have an orchard with gophers also). If you really have to lean on the rod, try a different spot. With time you will find the run mostly on the first try. When a run if found, leave the rod in the hole. Make the first cut of the worm in the middle of the smooth area of the worm. Then cut the longer section in half. Wearing gloves, use two pairs of long-nose pliers to cut and handle the worms and packaging. Carefully pull out the rod from the hole and drop a worm third into the hole. Pinch the top of the hole closed. Then poke around the opposite end of the mound (same distance) to see if you can find another run. If you can't find any obvious runs around the hole at all, poke into the center (sometimes at an angle) to see if you can feel a hole. Remove the dirt from the mound. Move to the next mound and repeat. In this way, there will be 1 to 2 worm-thirds around each mound. This procedure appears to work better than whole worms because it may increase the chance of the mole finding the worm while still delivering a lethal dose (if someone from Talpirid could commend on that I'd appreciate it). Most times I only need to treat once per mole, sometimes twice, and rarely three times. If a mound pops up a week or so later with no disturbances in between, then a mole has moved into your area. Poor mole. This product is easy to use, takes very little time, doesn't create a larger mess, and when moles decide to move into the area, the old bait might still be good and kill it before much damage is done. I've tried the exhaust from my car, the powers, the pepper powders, blood powders, and Talpirid traps. Nothing has worked except Talpirid worms. I just wish that they would try a lower price to see if the elasticity of the supply/demand curve resulted in higher profits!
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