why are mole traps banned in wa??
I'm trying to sell my house, so of course a Frankenmole promptly decided to move in and completely destroy my front lawn. I get 4-5 BIG molehills per day and I've tried the various useless poisons, repellants etc that are legal in this state. I even keep an old hedge clipper handy on the porch so I can run out and start jabbing at the dirt when I see movement, to the joy and delight of all my neighbors who of course have postcard-perfect lawns 10 feet away from my mess. Next step is getting a shotgun and camping out in front of the holes, Elmer Fudd-style. I'm only half-kidding.
But I have to ask: since traps are the only effective means of actually getting moles, WHY ON EARTH ARE THEY BANNED IN WASHINGTON STATE???