02 NCAC 09L .0707          EASTErn and Hairy-tailed moles

(a)  The North Carolina Pesticide Board hereby declares the eastern mole, Scalopus aquaticus, and the hairy-tailed mole, Parascalops breweri, to be pests as provided by law.

(b)  Pesticides registered for use to control the eastern mole and the hairy-tailed mole may be used when either species is tunneling in managed turf in the following areas:

(1)           residential;

(2)           commercial;

(3)           government property, excluding federal and state parks;

(4)           golf courses, driving ranges, and golf instructional facilities;

(5)           sod farms;

(6)           athletic fields; or

(7)           visitor centers and cemeteries.

(c)  For purposes of this Rule, managed turf shall not include pastures.

(d)  Pesticides used to control the eastern mole and the hairy-tailed mole shall not be applied within 100 feet of natural or man-made bodies of water, including streams, rivers, ponds, swamps, lakes, and wetlands.

(e)  Pesticides used to control the eastern mole and the hairy-tailed mole shall not be applied at elevations of 4000 feet or greater.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-444(1); 143-458;

Eff. April 1, 2015.