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  • Hi thanks for replying. I am new to this, what sort of info do you need?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,566

    Assuming you want to rid your garden of moles, the only foolproof way is to hire a professional mole catcher but you'll need to do this on a regular basis - best done in early spring when they're on the move looking for mates and then later when the babies leave the nest and set up their own territories.  Lots of tunnelling at those times.

    I have found that mole reppelling plants, moth balls in tunnels, bottles and other noisy devices just don't work.   A friend told me her husband put the hose pipe in the tunnels and left it on on all night to flood them out.  That worked but water is precious and, if you're on a meter, expensive.


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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Well you are just saying "any ideas"-perhaps you can describe the problem?

  • Sorry sotongeoff, moles are the problem any ideas how to get rid of them.
  • Thanks obelisk. My mum had a problem many years ago and I seem to recall that she tried all sorts of weird and wonderfully cures including mothballs tea bags soaked in teatree oil etc. In the end she dug up the lawn and laid gravel!!!
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Agricultural merchants sell traps.  You will need several, it is no good just setting one.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,566

    We tried humane traps too but you have to be very nifty setting them and not get any smell of human on them or the moles just go round.  Our cats have caught two in 20 years and our dogs have tried diiging up the grass to get to them when they hear them tunnelling.  Looks like a bomb site afterwards.

    Our moles also tunnel under gravel paths, wood chip paths, veggie beds, flower borders and even the road to get to and from the paddock across the road.  We did use a Mole Blaster till we got the dogs.  Very effective and very satisfying but not available in the UK.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    There is an explosive method of destroying moles in UK.  Developed by a Young Farmer I believe.

    Only thing is canny farmers like to see the dead bodies before they pay up!

    One other method - which I am not advocating, just repeating - is to stand over a mole-hill with a garden fork and thrust the fork into the mole-hill when it heaves.

  • Thanks guys. I think I'll just wait and see. Perhaps Mr Mole was just passing through, if not I'll try and learn to live with him and adapt my garden to fit in with him
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