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Mole is back..

I thought we had ousted him with the garlic and the euphorbias but no... He's back. Must have been on a long early summer break as he was gone for several weeks. It's proved impossible to humane trap him  :/

Just wanted to moan sorry. 



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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    We tried humane traps but they were a total failure.  tried all sorts - noises, bottles, pongs but the only thing that worked was the détaupeur I bought in a garden centre in Gembloux.  Not available in the UK but there are professional mole catchers.

    We stopped using it when we got the dogs but the size of the hills the moles round here are making is making me think I may have to get it out again.

    Not available in the UK but there are professional mole catchers for those who find their tunneling and hills dangerous - twisted ankles, dodgy backs etc not to mention damage to plants.   
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Im in belgium maybe i could get that. What is it though? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    http://www.detaupeur.com/    If you prefer the pickled onion route and can't find them in Belgian supermarkets you can try any British grocery store such as Stone Manor at Everberg and Waterloo.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    edited June 2018
    Sadly no Pansy face, i havent found any decent pickled onions here. Only the stupid little white ones. They dont do ANY decent pickles here. 

    Ive been to stone manor,  its quite far from us now so that would be an expensive pot of onions.  :)

    Well, If i can i will try to get husband to dig down and find the run. Try the humane trap again. Oh, and where the last molehill came up was directly under my alliums so it cant be too bothered by onions
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    You'd have to buy a lot of pickled onions or malt vinegar to make your own for it to be worthwhile, unless you're in the vicinity one day.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    While you discuss the merits of your pickled onions has anyone tried the ultrasonic thing you can buy?
    Saw a dead mole yesterday and its very sweet but maybe not in your lawn. I am sure I have seen tubs of  mole soil for sale perhaps you could start up a business on that well known auction site @Bijdezee


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    edited June 2018
    Yes.  Also tried smelly things like moth balls, bottles that carry wind noise down the tunnels, musical thingies from birthday cards, blasting with a  hose pipe down the tunneling, coffee from filter machine, humane trap.............

    None worked.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Learn to love your mole it obviously loves you,!
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    K67 said:
    Learn to love your mole it obviously loves you,!
    And both neighbours. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    No they don't.  They're antisocial ungrateful critters.   In our last garden we found 2 live moles, unearthed by accident when digging and planting.  I managed to get hold of them and carry them out of the garden and to the other side of the stream in the cow pasture next door to release them in woodland edge.   Both squealed and complained all the way and one bit me!   Ungrateful wretch.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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