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:||NC, 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.
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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42 of 45 people found this review helpful:
By Carol on March 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!!
30 of 30 people found this review helpful:
By Frank on March 16, 2006
I use Talpirid Mole Bait on my golf course and get instant results! It really works!
28 of 28 people found this review helpful:
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By Mary on October 14, 2009
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!
27 of 28 people found this review helpful:
By Thomas on August 31, 2006
Talpirid Mole Bait for control of moles. I have used this product before with good results.
26 of 27 people found this review helpful:
By PB on January 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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Finally one that works!
By Wayne on January 26, 2014
First let me say if the cost was lower it would get a 5...That said, I've tried several other baits and poisons supposedly made just for moles. This one is the first one that made a marked dent after the first night. Before application, I knocked down all the hills- I'm dealing with 12 acres and there were literally hundreds of them! The next morning just after sunrise I went out and could quickly see where the active moles were by their new mound activity. I walked softly and carefully probed to find their tunnel about 6 inches back from the mound. I made a small hole with a little flat piece of metal, dropped in a worm and softly covered it over. The next morning 70% plus never came back. Then, like shampoo...repeat if desired...
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By Mary on November 16, 2013
I have bought over $500 of Talpirid Bait over the last 3 years. Yes, I have a stubborn mole problem. My lawn service, which is the best in my city, says it is because I have a plush lawn and wonderful, sandy soil which allows all kinds of worms, etc., to thrive...the food source of moles! I follow the directions to a tee and sometimes it seems to stop the activity quickly and effectively. Other times, it seems to have no effect at all. Very frustrating...and expensive! I always buy in bulk so at least I pay the lowest possible price. But I do no know of any other product that has as good a reputation among the best lawn services as Talpirid so I'll keep buying! p.s., I use my golf tees to mark where I have put a worm so I can check the tunnels later and also see the pattern of my applications.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By John on November 7, 2013
It did a wonderful job of getting rid of moles, ground squirrels, and gophers.
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By Molebayter on November 6, 2013
No drama with this stuff. Moles left mounds of dirt without a discernible entrance/exit hole. I simply couldn't find an obvious place to bait. Doesn't matter; a half piece buried under a mound did the trick. 1 week later all activity has ceased! Powerful medicine!
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By Ed on November 3, 2013
I am really pleased with the mole bait - Talpirid. I followed the directions and now after two weeks I have not had one mole run appear.
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By BH on November 3, 2013
Ordered two boxes of bait worms and they arrived in about five days. Used eight of the worms in what hopefully were the main mole tunnels. It has been three weeks and no new mole activity. Good job!
By Verna on October 30, 2013
We used the worm bait for ground moles, and it really does the trick. The moles were gone the next day! Very easy to use. Use gloves, make a hole, put the worm inside the hole, cover with a stone. You can look the next day to see if the worm is gone.
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By Rick on October 20, 2013
I have been plagued by moles for the past several summers. Have tried all the Big Box store products, with limited success. Within 24 hours of applying Talpirid I found my first dead mole, above ground. Have found 2 more since then, and expect there are others who never surfaced. This stuff really works and I would highly recommend it!
By Ron on September 23, 2013
After finding out that I had a Moles problem, I learned about Talpirid Baits. My neighbor was also having problems at the same time. He tried using a mole spring spear to no avail. His yard looked like a football field after a game. when I got the Talpirid baits, I followed the instructions to the letter. After using just one of the Magic worms, I waited about 2 days and didn't see any new mole runs. I pressed the grass back down in place and that was the end of that. Oh by the way, it also took care of my neighbors problem too. Fast and easy to use.
Great Mole Killer
By Debbie on September 21, 2013
The mole killer worked as before,Wonderful,no mess ,the mole dies in its tunnel.
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March 7, 2011 Vikki asked:
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.
September 21, 2009 Sandy asked:
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.
October 9, 2012
Ltc from Marietta, Ga asked:
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.
September 16, 2011
Ben from Powell, Ohio asked:
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.
May 4, 2011 Jeanne asked:
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.
January 15, 2014
Steve from Newington, Conn asked:
QMoles in the winter? In Connecticut! Bought some Talpirid, will it work?
Piles of dirt scattered in areas! Weird for this time of year?
A Talpirid Bait should not be applied or stored in exreme temperatures. You will want to observe the areas of dirt that appears to be the active tunnel. You then can apply the Talpirid Bait with gloved hands into active areas. Per the manufacturer, '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 wihin 72 hours should be baited.
October 23, 2013
Merle from Palmdale Ca asked:
QHow do I get the Talpirid bait out of the tray?
A To remove the Talpirid bait from the bait tray you want to wear gloves and simply peel the bait worm up. Then you want to drop the bait in the burrow/tunnel.
September 10, 2013
Robert from Agawam Ma asked:
QI need help treating lawn moles
I have lawn moles. Need to get rid of them. How???
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.
July 31, 2013
Samole from Granite Bay,ca asked:
QI have placed talpbrid worms multiple times in the active mole path for 10 days now
I've followed all the directions from the box e.g wear gloves. I've patted down the soil after each placement. Every couple of days of placement the path continues to still be active! Why? R the baits working? R there more than one mole?
A We have not had this problem with Talpirid Bait. There are many different factors that could cause a less than desired effect. Please contact us at 866-581-7378 so that we can further assess the situation and come to a solution. Thank you!
July 16, 2013
Sheryl from Pacific Junction,iowa asked:
QI'm not sure if I have moles or voles. How do I treat?
I have 2 dogs and there is bunnies that live around my yard . I need something that is safe for them to be around . My neighbor has moles,voles . I think they came from his yard .
A There are different ways you can treat moles vs voles. We recommend to first pin down if indeed this rodent is either a mole or vole. Please see our Vole control page and Mole Control Page once the rodent has been determined we can make an accurate recommendation for you.
February 27, 2012
Philip from Confluence, Pa. asked:
QCan you cut the Talpirid worms in half or pieces to get more coverage ?
This is my camp up in the Laural Highlands of Penna. I go here about 0nce per month in the winter it has been a very mild winter and these mole runs are everywhere when I go up . Last fall it started and bent the blade on my mower on mole mound. I need to get rid of these things by spring. Its all woods around the house. Should I get a case of this stuff or what ?
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.
February 27, 2012
Shari from Caruthersville, Mo asked:
QIs Talpirid harmful to cats? How long do I have to keep my cats inside after using the bait?
A When applied according to the Talpirid product label the bait will be under ground and should be inaccessible to your cats. The cats only need to be out of the area while you are actually putting the bait out. You should keep stored bait out of reach of the cats.
October 22, 2011
Bonnie from Hoquiam Wastington asked:
QWet conditions in the rain forest with Talpirid Mole Bait?
How effective will it be in very wet conditions? Fall is upon us and we live in Eastern Washington.
A Talpirid BAIT will remain effective, even in rainy conditions for at least 30 days. Also, this product should be placed in the ground in an active run so it should not be exposed to direct moisture from rain.
July 19, 2011 Jim asked:
QHow do I determine how many Talpirid worms I may need?
A This will depend entirely on how many moles you have on your property. Most customers with a light-medium infestation start with one Talpirid BAIT box, customers with a heavy infestation usually purchase two boxes.
June 15, 2010 Joan asked:
QCan I use Talpirid Bait to get rid of voles?
Today I stood and watched as the 3rd replacement tomato got pulled into the ground. They don't seem to be falling for the mousetraps I have set up. It's a desperate situation.
A Talpirid mole bait is not labeled for the treatment of voles. However, we do sell a product that is very popular for vole control called ZP rodent bait. Many of our customers purchase this product and place it in the runs or down the entry holes.