Getting rid of moles with gum

You’ve heard about it, thought about it, and now you are ready to try it.  But, does giving moles a stick of gum actually get rid of them?

Juicy Fruit and other types of gum can be used to remove moles from your yard or garden.

Juicy Fruit and other types of gum can be used to remove moles from your yard or garden.

Here is the scoop: you take a stick of gum (preferably Juicy Fruit, or something similar),make a small hole in the side of the more recent, active mole run/tunnel (you know how to check for active tunnels?  If not, stomp on the top of one of the tunnels; if the mole repairs it within a day, it is an active tunnel), slide in a rolled-up stick of gum (make sure to wear a glove when handling the gum, as moles hate the smell of humans), then replace the dirt.

So how does this work?  The mole eats the gum, it clogs up the mole’s digestive system, and it is curtains for the mole.  It is probably not the most pleasant way to die, but it should thin out your mole population,  And, don’t look for this “mole fix” to be printed on a Juicy Fruit label any time soon.  But, there have been enough reports out there to testify to this method.  Since the costs are minimal, this is definitely worth a shot.

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Posted April 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm