There is loads of good advice on this website - I have used their traps and they do really work. I found the video really useful to watch as I had no idea how to go about this.http://www.beagleproducts.com/
At our old house, my husband used windmills - not little flimsy ones, but great big ones. The moles seemed to go. I read on google that windmills don't work, and told him it was probably just a coincidence. However last autumn he found another big windmill at the garden centre (original ones bit the dust years ago) and stuck it in (after a positive 'mole himalaya' experience last summer). No new mole hills yet. So is it coincidence again? Or is it too early to tell? Or do the people who say they don't work only say that because they have only used the ones that people stick on baby prams rather than big ones? He is going to try chilli powder next, but failing that it seems I have to start decanting my wee into a jug. (Don't want to upset the neighbours by delivering direct )
I'm told that the soil from the molehills is great for potting. True?
I have them on the allotment but we might at least get some benefit from their activities. Voles too!
They tunnel under the plants and eat the roots. I'm trying to encourage the sparrowhawk!
Having disposed of my mole in 2014, I now find that a new tenant has discovered my garden. I feel sad that I had to kill the previous one by putting dried chillies down into the tunnels which appeared (this may not have been the case) to have caused him to go into hyper-activity, and on seeing the earth moving on the latest hill I grabbed a spade and demolished him. I live in the country and there are plenty of nice fields for the little critters, but obviously my garden provides the best meals.
This one is doing the same as Steve 309, plus wrecking the lawn which now has bumps and hollows and is more like a battle field.
Does anyone know of a "humane" way of deterring them?