It is winter and I live in the Midwest. We had some heavy snow that is now melting. I went into my backyard today and the moles are having a field day. The biggest part of my yard is tunneled. Can the Whole Control be applied now and be effective or do I have to wait until Spring?
If you take a little time to review our MOLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn the best time to treat for moles is in fact during the winter. This is because grubs are active high up in the soil right now and therefore quite vulnerable. With that being established, the treatment should in fact target the moles food and not be a product that simply repels them like the Whole Control. In other words, a good treatment with the GRUB CONTROL GRANULES right now would be ideal. This would kill off the food the moles are obviously attracted to and the main reason they’re in your yard in the first place.
I also strongly suggest you get a good PH reading of the soil now, while it’s winter, to make sure it’s balanced. One of the main reasons we find yards get infested with insects and pests like moles is because the soil gets a PH that’s out of balanced which leads to all kinds of issues. Details can be seen in our SOIL PH CONTROL article but basically all you need is a good PH METER to test the dirt and make sure it’s balanced. If it’s less than a 6.5, you’ll need to bring it up as detailed in the article. By getting it in balance you’ll find controlling the moles to be easy; leave it out of whack and you’ll never solve the problem and in fact will start to get all kinds of other issues making the net result impossible to fix until the PH is stabilized and in check.
In summary, if your soil is Ok PH wise, a good grub treatment now will in effect take away the food supply (the grubs) which will cause the moles to leave. The WHOLE CONTROL can be applied at a later date and if you have a mild insect problem, could in fact work quite well if the soil PH is in check. But failure to get rid of the grubs to me means the moles are much more likely to return and spending the money on the Grub Killer Granules is a better option overall since it will ultimately be more effective. Lastly, we even have some ORGANIC GRUB CONTROL options posted which won’t last as long as the Granules listed above but will work just the same in getting rid of the grub problem.
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