Talkback: Moles and molehills
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I sympathise. I have recently been visited by a mole. He surfaced at the edge of my son's 8 foot diameter plastic pool and tunnelled all the way round it! I plan to dig this area over and turn it into a veg/plant bed so maybe he has done me a favour! I have taken the live and let live attititude and he has migrated under the beds along one side of my garden, causing bulges under my gravelled area and in the beds. When I re-levelled this area I was quite impressed at his abilities. He has not ventured out into the lawn, apart from a few short deviations and no hills have appeared. I have put a few mothballs in the tunnels, and I think (fingers crossed!!) that he has moved on to pastures new. I haven't heard my neighbours cursing, so hopefully he has found his way back to the fields at the back of my garden. My only disappointment is that I never witnessed him popping his head out of a hole. The only mole I have ever seen was a dead one on the road. I actively encourage birds and other wildlife into my garden and love to watch them, so I accept I have to take the rough with the smooth. Que sera!!
1) Putting a hose down the highest molehill and flooding them out.
2) Attaching a hose to the exhaust of your petrol lawnmower and gassing them out
3) buying mole smokes ( still legal in France) and popping them down the holes.
I was overrun by moles and used the above solutions and have been mole-free for over 6 years.