Motomco Mole Killer FAQs

Motomco Mole Killer Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I apply MOLE KILLER?

First, identify the active tunnel systems. Then bait only the active areas by punching a finger-sized hole in the tunnel, placing MOLE KILLER into the tunnel and carefully covering the hole. Try not to damage the tunnel.
What is an active tunnel?

Moles create two types of surface tunnels: active and exploratory. Active tunnels are used frequently by moles. Exploratory tunnels are created as moles search for new feeding areas, then abandoned.
How do I identify active tunnels?

Carefully poke a ½-inch hole in the top of the tunnel. Mark the hole with a flag or small stick. Check the hole 24-48 hours later. If the hole has been repaired, then the tunnel is active.
How will I know if MOLE KILLER is working?

You will know MOLE KILLER was effective when signs of new tunnel development and further lawn damage are eliminated.
How does MOLE KILLER work?

Bromethalin, the active ingredient in MOLE KILLER, stops the conversion of food to energy. Moles typically die in their tunnels where they naturally decompose.
Is MOLE KILLER harmful to my lawn or plants?

No, MOLE KILLER will not harm lawns, flowering plants, trees or shrubs.
How long will MOLE KILLER remain active in my yard?

MOLE KILLER has been designed to naturally degrade leaving no build-up of active ingredient in the soil. Under normal conditions, this will happen in approximately 10 to 14 days.
Is it safe to let my pets run in the yard after it is treated with MOLE KILLER?

Whenever possible, it is best to have pets avoid the treatment area for at least 24 hours. However, the risk of your pet coming in contact with the bait is very small because the bait is always applied underground.
What should I do if I find a dead mole in my yard?

Moles typically die underground and naturally decompose. If you find one on the surface simply wrap in newspaper and place it into your garbage can. Wash hands thoroughly afterwards.
What if my pet eats a dead mole after I’ve used MOLE KILLER?

The active ingredient in MOLE KILLER has been shown to have little or no secondary poisoning effect. Thus, pets should not be at risk if they consume a mole that has eaten MOLE KILLER.
What should I do if my pet eats MOLE KILLER?

MOLE KILLER has been designed to be exclusively placed/used underground. When placed properly, the bait has been shown to not act as an attractant to pets. However, if your pet eats MOLE KILLER, take the animal to a veterinarian immediately for evaluation and/or treatment.