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help any tips ? need to get out of my barn ,but cant kill them :( 


  • ive brought 2 mole repellent sonic ,think they helped for few days but I'm sure they bk lol ,ive heard that cayenne pepper can help ? any one heard of this plz ? ty in advance :)

  • Moles in a barn??? are you sure they're not voles or rats?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • If it is moles either traps (get a mole catcher) or put up with them. Everything else will just move them about for a bit

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,656

    If a mole is happy in your garden it isn't going to move voluntarily so you either have to put up with it or hire a mole trapper.   I've tried noises, smells, humane traps and have accidentally dug one up and managed to catch it and release it elsewhere but that was once in 23 years.   The only sure-fire way to be rid is to kill them, preferably before they find a mate. 

    Never had one in a barn - they like soft, fertile soil full of worms - and suspect that's a rodent of the rat/vole/mouse variety in which case you need to set traps or put out poison.   Clean up all food sources and store animal or bird feed in sealed bins.  

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • I have moles in my garden and tried everything to make him/her/them move but nothing has workeD. I really don't want to kill them.

    we have the quietest garden around as all other neighbours have dogs so I think this is why they appear on our garden as they like the quiet.

    we have a mole hill right next to one of my rockery stones and I have an image of poor little mole digging his way up and headbutting the stone!

    our moles move on in the spring, I guess when i start going out again into the garden more so as long as they keep their digging to the boarders and not on the lawn I just live with them!

    Last edited: 07 December 2017 21:28:27

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,656

    Moles are solitary critters.  They have a frenzy of tunneling and hill making when they head off to find a mate in late winter/early spring and then then generally go fairly quiet - apart from feeding tunnels and resulting hills - until the babies are big enough to head off and find their own territory. 

    In my Belgian garden I could watch the b*stards moving from the paddock across the road, dive under the road and then pop up in our garden or the paddock next door.  Head banging does not seem to be a problem for them.  In this new French garden their tunnelling is far more limited but I guess that will change as we improve the soil to make new and better beds and thus, I trust, increase the worm population.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • yes my barn is mud based n got rubber mating for my horses base ,I'm 95 % sure there moles as behind there stables is mounds of mud ,they had runs under rubber mating ,there runs do go out side under building into field n got couple mounds in field near by ,I cant kill them :( ,but they scare me lol ,n ponies always listening n looking behind stables ,I'm in a  nissen barn so how stables built gives them 2 ft frr from no one ,I cant get down ,but I'm building another stable n can see the mess they made :(  

  • when I bug 2 half foot down  for a post to go in there where 3 or 5 holes 2 ft down but I concreted post in 

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