Talpirid BAIT

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Talpirid BAIT

This is the popular Talpirid Mole Bait.  We also sell the Talpirid Mole TRAP.

Talpirid mole bait is one of the most effective mole control products available today. It is the first and only mole bait designed, developed and scientifically proven to kill moles. One Talprid mole bait worm contains a lethal dose and can kill in 24 hours. One box of Talpirid contains 20 worms, enough for two typical treatments (sufficient bait to kill several moles).

It is HIGHLY recommended that you use disposable gloves to handle and place the Talpirid worms so you do not contaminate them with your scent or other contaminants on gloves that you may already have. 


Active Ingredient: Bromethalin 0.025%
Target pests: MOLES ONLY (will not work for gophers)
For use in: outdoors, underground.
Application: TALPIRID Mole Killer is a worm-shaped mole bait scientifically proven to kill moles in lawns and gardens. Moles usually die in their tunnels, often within 12-24 hours of ingesting the TALPIRID bait.
Yield: 1 Talpirid box (20 worms) is enough for two typical treatments Bait in unopened sealed box will last up to 1 year in controlled environment. Once opened, use within 15 days.
NOT FOR SALE TO: AK, HI, NY, WA
Special Features: This revolutionary mole bait mimics the mole's natural food - the earthworm. Plus it contains special enhancers that attract moles.
Manufactured By: Bell Labs (UPC: 030835400614)


TALPIRID, (Talprid) developed by Bell Laboratories, Inc., is the first and only mole bait designed, developed and scientifically proven to kill moles.

Talpirid is Proven Effective Talpirid's active ingredient capitalizes on a mole's physiology. In both field and laboratory tests, Talpirid achieved outstanding acceptance and control. One Talpirid mole bait worm contains a lethal dose and can kill in 24 hours.

Talpirid mole bait mimics a Mole's Natural Food Source
Talpirid's size, shape and feel let moles consume the bait in the same manner as its primary food source, the earthworm. Special enhancers in Talpirid ensure immediate attraction and excellent product acceptance.

Talpirid is Ready-To-Use
TALPIRID mole bait comes in a convenient tray of 10 worms which release freely from the tray, ready for immediate placement. The Talpirid worm trays are individually sealed in a bag for ultimate freshness and maximum shelf life.

SELECTION OF TREATMENT AREAS:

The presence of moles may be indicated by a network of subsurface runways in the turf or by a series of conical mounds of earth pushed up from deep burrows. Subsurface runways are indicated by raised ridges of vegetation and soil caused by moles foraging for food just below the soil surface. These runways are especially noticeable when the grass above them turns yellow. Conical mounds may be indicative of the location of deeper main underground runways.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

SUBSURFACE RUNWAYS:

TALPIRID has been specially designed to mimic the natural food sources of the mole. To achieve maximum effect, TALPIRID should only be placed in areas used habitually by moles for feeding.

ESTABLISHING INITIAL ACTIVITY:

Use your finger, small wooden dowel or a narrow rod to puncture a hole in the top of subsurface runways. Be careful not to crush runways. Mark opened runways and revisit them 48 to 72 hours later. Runways that have had holes resealed within 72 hours should be baited.

BAITING ACTIVE RUNWAYS:

Make a hole in the top of the runway with a rod lightly larger than the diameter of the bait. Drop one worm into the runway, using the rod to push any exposed bait completely into the runway. Carefully reseal the runway with a small amount of dirt to exclude light. Repeat bait application every 5 to 10 feet of each active subsurface runway.

DETERMINING BAITING RESULTS:

Five (5) to 7 days after bait application, check for mole activity using the same procedure for determining initial activity. Return 48 to 72 hours later and retreat all active runs.

If Talpirid doesn't seem to work:
Here are five things to consider.

  1. Are you using gloves when applying the bait?   Disposable rubber or Nitrile gloves are best. Not using gloves may contaminate the bait with a human scent.
  2. Are you applying product before or after a heavy rain?   Rain and humidity can break down the bait faster than normal conditions.
  3. Is a chemical insecticide or fertilizer being applied to the lawn?   Chemicals that are applied before or after (within a few days) of applying talpirid can affect the bait by contamination. Hence, the chemical gets on the bait by seeping through the tunnels.
  4. Are you following the three step process that the package instructions/brochure indicate?
  5. Are you baiting properly once you find the main active run?   If you bait without ever doing a test to find the active tunnel(s), than the bait may never be encountered and eaten by moles.  You can test for an active tunnel by following the steps outlined on the package instructions.

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  • 47 of 50 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product!
    By Carol on 03/12/2008

    Talpirid Mole Bait really works. Several of the mole trails are now gone and we are still working on a couple that are in our flower beds. Great product, very pleased!!

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  • 34 of 34 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Instant results!
    By Frank on 03/16/2006

    I use Talpirid Mole Bait on my golf course and get instant results! It really works!

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  • 32 of 33 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talpirid
    By Pb in Tennessee on 01/29/2009

    Been trying to control moles for years. Master lawn in Collierville, TN told me to use Talpirid Mole Bait. Says he advised his customers to use this and uses it himself.

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  • 32 of 32 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talpirid Mole Bait
    By Mary in Bailey,NC on 10/14/2009
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    After trying several different products from garden centers that did not work I purchased Talpirid Mole Bait and our moles were gone in 24 hours! It worked great. We had moles for months and now they are all gone. THANK YOU!

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  • 30 of 31 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Good results
    By Thomas on 08/31/2006

    Talpirid Mole Bait for control of moles. I have used this product before with good results.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  • 5 of 5 stars  Finally Something That Works
    By R in Federalsburg, Maryland on 04/21/2016

    Wow: I have been in combat with moles for at least 15-years. My front and back yard were saturated with mole tunnels and the yard was a mess, at best. Traps were useless. Two boxes of Talpirid Bait eliminated every mole. The tunnels have disappeared and my yard is fast becoming a show place.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Use of mole bait
    By Lynn in West chester oh on 02/24/2016

    Only thing that works. Use early spring to get control

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talpirid Mole Bait
    By Cynthia in McMurray. PA on 01/11/2016

    These are great as long as the mole actually eats them.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  effective in mole reduction
    By Sammy in OR. on 12/03/2015

    I have used this the past 2 years on 3 acres and found this the most effective in Mole reduction and affordable. Every year i put the bait out with blanket coverage and after a week remove all the mounds,then wait a few days to see if any new ones pop up. If they do i rebait the new ones and remove the mounds and wait a few days. Works. very happy. I would be happier if they never showed up!haha

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talpirid Bait
    By Ed in Maryland on 12/01/2015

    I have found the Talpirid Bait to be an excellent product. The Talpirid is very effective in getting rid of moles. As soon as I see a mole run I insert one to the "worms" and it usually works very quickly. I recommend it!

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Talpirid
    By Jim in Wilmington NC on 10/28/2015

    The jury is still out. There were obviously multiple mole families. It is now Fall and there are only two families left. Seeing I live on a golf course, there may be new arrivals. It is difficult to rate this product considering the above.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works
    By Jh in Kansas on 10/19/2015

    I tried everything else and this did the job.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Use of poison imitation worms
    By Duane in Cottage Grove, Oregon on 10/18/2015

    Of course, as you know by now this is an expensive method of eradication of moles. However, to help with the cost I break the worms into two segments and then use a poke rod of approximately 3/4 in. diameter and poke a hole parallel to the moles runway, a bulge in the grass that runs this way and that. Using surgical gloves as reccomended I insert the half worm into the hole so that the worm lies along the pathway under the grass, then just gently push the hole closed. I use a half worm in about three conspicuous places but evenly separated. What is great about this method is that you can see the results very soon as the further digging by the mole stops. I wait a couple of days and if there is no change in the tunnels I walk the tunnels down and water some. After a few days it becomes obvioius that there has been no more digging....no more mole! This costs me about 3 dollars per mole on average which I think is reasonable considering the cost of traps and trapping moles in surface runways is OK as long as the moles don't become trap shy, and beleive me they do quickly.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talpirid
    By Nancy in Crescent, IA on 10/05/2015

    Does the job without having to hire someone and pay a fortune!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent Product
    By Cs in Tulsa, OK on 09/30/2015

    This is the best product if you don't like mole tunnels in your yard. The neighbors are so envious because you walk in my yard without it collapsing under your feet. I have recommended this product to all my neighbors.

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03/07/2011 Vikki

QIs Talpirid safe for pets? I have cats which love to catch moles.

ATalpirid, when used directed on the product label, will be applied to areas that will for the most part be inaccessible to non-target animals. In most cases, moles that consume the bait will die under ground in their tunnels eliminating the worry that cats or other predatory animals will eat the carcass. Most well fed pets such as cats do not consume dead animals that they find, instead they tend to "play" with it. An animal the size of a cat would have to consume many dead moles for there to be any concern of secondary poisoning.

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10/09/2012 Ltc from Marietta, Ga

QHow many worms per tunnel; or sq ft, etc., is applied? I don't
I have no idea of how many worms to order.

AYou will need to bait every 5 to 10 feet of each active subsurface runway. With Mole bait the amount of tunnels will be what determines how much bait you will require. Most folks need about 10-20 worms per treatment depending on the number of tunnels/moles present. Each box of Talprid comes with 20 worms.

10 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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09/21/2009 Sandy

QWhat is the shelf life of Talpirid Mole Bait?

AThe manufacturer of Talpirid says that it will last over a year on the shelf if the tray has not been opened.  Once the tray is opened and the worms are exposed to air, they will not last over about 45 days.

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09/16/2011 Ben from Powell, Ohio

QWhat is the best season to treat for moles using Talpirid?
Now that we are closing on on fall, is it worth the expense to try to rid my yard now or better to wait till spring?

AMoles do not hibernate during the winter and you may find a lot of damage to your yard if you put off eliminating them now while they are still active. We recommend getting rid of moles whenever you see activity on your property.

9 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
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05/04/2011 Jeanne

QIs use of bromethalin safe to use for gopher/mole control near or in a vegetable garden
Is it carcinogenic? What is it's half life? Is it taken up into the plant, will it contaminate the soil and food from garden?

ABromethalin is the active ingredient in many rodent control products. Without knowing the specific product you are requesting information on we can only give you general answers. Bromethalin does not move through the soil and is not taken up systemically into plants. Bromethalin products cannot be used in a vegetable garden but instead should be used around the outside perimeter of the garden for mole/gopher control. Talpirid is the only Bromethalin product that we carry that is labeled for mole control and it will only last for about 14 days when used as directed on the product label.

7 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

12/11/2015 Bill from Mars, Pennsylvania

QCan you cut the Talpirid Bait worms?

A

The Talpirid Mole Bait is meant to be used whole. We do not recommend cutting the worms into pieces because you may wind up cutting the bait into pieces that are not large enough to deliver a fatal dose of the poison to the moles. As long as the tunnels are active and you are following the Talpirid product label instructions, you should have success getting rid of the moles with this product.

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09/16/2015 Catherine from Porter,tx

QWill Demon kill moles?

A

Demon Max and Demon WP are only going to eradicate flying and crawling insects listed on the label. They will not kill moles. We do carry Talpirid Mole Bait that can be applied to active tunnels.

 

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06/24/2015 Tom from Lancaster, Ky

QWhat methods and/tools do I need to effectively use Tapilrid?
I had a professional treat my yard for moles using Tapilrid. He used a rod to puncture the tunnel and then to insert the worms. Is there a special shape to the end of the rod?

ATalpirid Mole Bait is one of our best sellers for mole control in your lawn. It is a worm shaped mole bait that mimics the mole's natural food. To achieve maximum effect, Talpirid Mole Bait should only be placed in areas used habitually by moles for feeding.  There is no specific shape of rod end if needed to puncture. Try to leave the area undisturbed as possible. Five (5) to 7 days after bait application, check for mole activity using the same procedure for determining initial activity. Return 48 to 72 hours later and retreat all active runs. 1 Talpirid box (20 worms) is enough for two typical treatments Bait in unopened sealed box will last up to 1 year in controlled environment. Once opened, use within 15 days.

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06/01/2015 Perry from Indiana

QHow long will Talpirid BAIT stay in the soil.

ATalpirid BAIT  will be good in the soil for about 7 days. 

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05/15/2015 Angel from Jacksonville, Fl

QWhat product can I use to control moles in my yard?

A

Talpirid Mole Bait is one of the most effective mole control products available today. It is the first and only mole bait designed, developed, and scientifically proven to kill moles. One Talprid mole bait worm contains a lethal dose and can kill in 24 hours. One box of Talpirid contains 20 worms, enough for two typical treatments (sufficient bait to kill several moles). 

You can also see all of the other options that we have available for mole control on the Mole Control section of our website.  

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05/14/2015 Jean from Miamisburg, Ohio

QCan Talpirid Bait be absorbed in root crops like potatoes?

ATalpirid Bait may only be used in lawns, parks, around homes, golf courses, ornamental gardens, nurseries and other non-crop grassy areas. We would recommend using a mole trap for your situation. The Talpirid Mole Trap is safe and easy to use.

1 of 1 people found this answer helpful.
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04/28/2015 Michael from Indianapolis, I

QHow much Talpirid BAIT does it take to be lethal

AOne Talprid mole bait worm contains a lethal dose and can kill in 24 hours. 

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10/16/2014 Jim from Ohio City, Oh United States

QWhat can I use to rid my lawn of moles?

ATalpirid Mole Bait is one of our best sellers for mole control in your lawn. It is a worm shaped mole bait that mimics the mole's natural food. To achieve maximum effect, Talpirid Mole Bait should only be placed in areas used habitually by moles for feeding. Five (5) to 7 days after bait application, check for mole activity using the same procedure for determining initial activity. Return 48 to 72 hours later and retreat all active runs. 1 Talpirid box (20 worms) is enough for two typical treatments Bait in unopened sealed box will last up to 1 year in controlled environment. Once opened, use within 15 days.

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10/11/2014 Bill

QIs there an antidote if my dog eats a Talpirid worm?

AThere is not an antidote for the Talpirid Mole Bait.

2 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
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08/07/2014 John from Ormond Beach, Fl

QHow do I get rid of and keep moles out of my yard?
Just ready to lay 7000 sq ft of new floratam st Augustine sod in Ormond Beach , Fl. Noticed mole tunnels beginning to develop over last few weeks. Need to get rid if them, and then keep them out.

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There are many different ways to treat for moles. Please check out our Mole Control Page. One of the more effective means of mole control is using Talpirid Bait. One Talprid mole bait worm contains a lethal dose and can kill in 24 hours. 

When you have mold activity in your yard it can in part be due to a plentiful food supply. Moles will feed on grubs, worms and other similar insects living in your turf. Many people in conjunction with using products designed to either trap, kill, or repel moles, will use a product like Dylox to kill the grubs and insects the moles are feeding on. By removing their food source it helps deter them from your yard. For full information on how to eradicate moles from your residence, see our section on Mole Control.

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