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Old 05-15-2007, 09:18 AM   #1
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How to get rid of crayfish/crawfish in yard

I know they are there because of the water level in our backyard. If I dig up one of the holes - I get a lot of water 6" or more down. I've tried putting mothballs in their holes - but they just move to another hole. My back yard is not that big - maybe ~100' x 40' give or take and there are probably 2-3 dozen mounds. It's definitely crawfish, as my son and I have dug some of them up. The odd thing is that there isn't a creek or anything near by - a ditch that only has water after a heave rain is maybe 200-300' away. I was think about buying some 12" plastic or metal edging and installing it 8" in the ground around the yard. But, how do I kill the ones there now? I've mixed up seven and poured down the holes but that didnt seem to help. I don't really want to dig them up - as I usually don't find them - even after digging 2' deep and don't want to tear the yard up any more.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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Bacon.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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Uhhhh, I think Zatarain's has a good remedy for this problem...

http://www.zatarain.com/recipes/reci...oiled_Crawfish
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:23 AM   #4
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give the kid a piece of bacon and a bucket. when he gets a bucket full take him fishing.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
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will they come out of the holes pretty quickly with the bacon?
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:38 AM   #6
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put a piece of bacon on a string. drop it down the hole and give him a minute to grab it. slowly pull up on the string. just like crabbing.

if your son is young enough it will keep him occupied for hours and teach patience. i put in several hours messing with them when i was a kid.

if you want a quick fix just pour an ounce of bleach down the hole.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:40 AM   #7
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You can't get rid of them til you fix the drainage problem. they will just come back.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:56 AM   #8
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You can't get rid of them til you fix the drainage problem. they will just come back.
you have 2 choices the bacon trick after every rain or fix the drainage issues.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #9
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I think it's bacon first... then Zatarains...
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