Frontier Extension to show how to rid moles from your yard

Information meetings to be at rural Scranton, Garnett

Tired of seeing those dirt mounds and mole runs in your yard? Want to know how to get rid of those pesky moles? The Frontier Extension District will be hosting informative meetings on moles on April 6 in Garnett and April 7 near Scranton.

The Osage County meeting will be at 10 a.m. April 7, 2018, at Gary and Peggy DeForeest’s home at 280 E. 197th St., Scranton. Go just north of mile marker 133 on Highway 75, north of Lyndon, and turn east on 197th Street. The DeForeests live in the first house on the north side of the road.

The April 6 meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Robert and Jodi Steele’s home at 22760 NW 1750 Road, Garnett. From Highway 59 Hwy go to Fourth Street and turn west; keep going until you reach the stop sign and then continue on west for a half mile. They will be the first house on the south side of the road.

At the meetings, discussion will be about mole behavior and how to get rid of moles, and Charlie Lee, K-State’s wildlife damage control specialist, will give a trapping demonstration.

Moles are small mammals that spend a majority of their lives in underground burrows. They have soft fur that is brownish to grayish with some silver highlights. Moles are most commonly found in woodlands and grasslands including lawns. They are seldom noticed until they start making runs across your yard that makes it more difficult to mow and causes brown patches where their burrows are.

If you are interested in learning more about moles and how to trap them, come to one of the two meetings. For more information, contact Ryan Schaub at 785-448-6826 or email [email protected].

Photo by Kenneth Catania, Vanderbilt University.

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