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I have a manicured lawn with the exception of one place that is infested with moles. I have tried milky spore, traps and pesticides advertised to eradicate moles. The lawn is tall fescue. any suggestions on how to handle this problem? Thank you! Robert Wood

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Plant marigolds around the area the moles are in they hate the smell.

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