Milky Spore for Moles

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Moles can do extensive damage to a lawn or garden. Grubs are a primary food source for moles and one of the factors that attract moles to your yard. The best way to get rid of a mole humanely is by controlling or eliminating the Japanese beetle grub population. Milky Spore is one way to eliminate grubs.

Function

  • According to Home Harvest.com, Milky Spore is a natural bacteria that infects grubs with Milky Spore Disease.

Effects

  • Milky Spore Disease paralyzes and kills the grubs, and as the dead grubs decay, their bodies release millions of Milky Spores to infect other grubs in the area.

Features

  • According to Planet Natural.com, Milky Spore is a safe, organic way to eliminate moles, because it only works on the grubs and doesn't infect people, pets or even the moles. It just deprives moles of a major food source.

Considerations

  • Moles can also survive on earthworms and other insects, so eliminating grubs with Milky Spore might not completely rid you of a mole infestation.

Time Frame

  • Home Harvest.com states it takes Milky Spore up to 21 days to work, so you could get rid of a mole problem within a month of using the bacteria. It may require up to three years of use to achieve optimal management of grubs.

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References

  • Photo Credit A Japanese beetle perched on a plant leaf. image by Bruce MacQueen from Fotolia.com
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