The major negatives of mole hunting are destruction of the yard and keeping her cleaned up. She is such a joy to watch...I just donít have the heart to stop her. There are some benefits too in addition to great exercise and mole eradication. It is great nose work, mentally challenging, helps keep the nails filed, and when they start ripping and tearing the yard with their teeth...it helps keep the teeth clean! Moles are a huge problem here. People put out traps and poison. A dog killing them is quick and much more humane in my opinion. Also gives the dog a purpose. Historically, dogs were used as verminators!!!
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I've gone to a shorter hair cut, making it easier for Patti to play in the wet grass, rain and catching moles. We live on 11 acres and recently fenced the backyard when we got our Havanese, Patti, is 1.5 years old. The moles seem to be more prominent in the front yard, at this time.
The moles have been bad for a long while. They're after white grubs, earthworms, beetles and assorted larvae. Patti is good at finding all these things to roll-on. I read moles will eat dog food and small birds!!!! We treat our yard for grubs to try and discourage the Armadillos, who are busy right now in the lower section and leaving the grub worms to the Moles.
We, also, treat our yard two to three times a year for fleas and ticks. We have a lot of trees on the property but not around the house, treating the yard definitely helps with both ticks and fleas.
Moles are super Ugly. Didn't think anything was uglier than the Armadillos. My husband shoots the Armadillos. Photos attached: