Mole Management | Oregon Approval #41521

Mole Management

Course Description

Moles can be the bane of a well-kept lawn. But is it really a mole? Mole, vole, shrew, and pocket gopher damage can look the same to the untrained eye. This course covers the physiological differences between moles and other look-alike vertebrate pests, trapping techniques, and toxicant options. 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Correctly identify mole damage.
  • Distinguish the differences between moles, voles, shrews, and pocket gophers.
  • Describe the different traps and toxicants available and when best to use each one. 

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Identify Moles
  • Shrew, Mole, or Vole?
  • Reproduction
  • Mole Damage Identification
  • Signs of Pocket Gophers
  • Successful Mole Damage Management
  • Trapping Safety
  • Harpoon Traps

Lesson 2 

  • Trapping (cont)
  • Toxicants
  • Fumigants
  • Best Practices
  • Biological Control

Final Assessment 

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