We have received several inquiries about mole problems in our weybridge neighborhood. This year our lawns are in a healthy condition and have been treated for grubs, but we still have seen a lot of mole activity. Wildlife control is the homeowner’s responsibility, but here are a couple of suggestions before hiring an outside critter control company.
What Do Moles Eat?
Moles are not rodents but insectivores subsisting exclusively on bugs, larvae, worms, and other invertebrates. Therefore…
Moles do not eat plant material. Their dental structure is suited for worms, grubs, and the like. They even eat fire ants.
Most often, it’s the best-kept yards that have the worst mole issues.
We discovered a matrix of surface tunnels. The mole (we presume just one) was essentially soil surfing looking for invertebrate tastes and quite heedless of the collateral damage. Our enriched garden beds had lots of worms. Good for us and good for Mr. Mole.
What really works?
The only two methods of effectively controlling moles are to (1) use a bait they are attracted to or (2) physically remove them. A fairly new bait that has been proven to be effective is packaged and sold in the form of a worm. The attractive smell and taste that is incorporated into the worm, together with Bromethalin (the active ingredient that poisons the mole), makes for a lethal combination.
To determine if a run is active, stomp it down flat, then check the following day to see if it is pushed back up. If the tunnel has been repaired, it is usually an active tunnel and should be considered for trapping or baiting. Mole traps and baits are available at most hardware, home repair and farm supply stores. These products are usually under $20. Worth a try before hiring a critter company to set traps and remove them.
Weybridge HOA has received several concerns about our Muirkirk and Glick Road entrances into our community. With the summer speeds and upcoming Memorial tournament, Your Weybridge HOA wants to remind Residents of the increased traffic and safety to our Community. We have contacted Muirfield Association about trimming back the shrubs and bushes at out entrances, also contacted Dublin police of this issue and they will be setting up a portable speed radar trailer to slow traffic.
When leaving our Weybridge community both entrances have Stop signs. If you stop behind the stop sign your vision in impaired, so please pull slowly up to the white line to increase your line of sight before pulling out onto Glick Rd.
Weybridge HOA hopes this summer will be Safe and Happy time for our whole community.
May 16th is the Weybridge HOA board “Walk-A-round” inspection of the neighborhood. On this annual inspection board members walk through the front and back yards of all the Weybridge properties to check for compliance with the Weybridge and Muirfield property maintenance guidelines, and regulations. Property owners will get a friendly reminder from the board if there are any changes or repairs needed.
Your Weybridge Trustees and Officers L to R Edgar Kuplis, Beth Alderson, Norm Parrish, Stacy Holliday, Pam Webb & Brent Kleinhauer are volunteers and If you see us in your yard on May 16th please come out and introduce yourself. We would love to meet you.
Mulch is important to your Lawns health because: Mulch insulates the soil helping to provide a buffer from heat and cold temperatures. Mulch retains water helping to keep the roots moist. Mulch keeps weeds out to help prevent root competition.
A Tag Sale is sort of a hybrid between a Garage Sale and an Estate Sale. This is usually a sale of someone’s property (who is living) that is of higher quality than what you’d find at a garage sale. Generally tag sale will contain quality furniture and collectibles and often important antiques