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We have moles merrily digging their way around the garden, and solar powered sonic repellers are not working (tho they did last year).

Humane suggestions would be welcome!


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Humane methods are pretty useless.  You will have to kill it in a trap to get rid of it.

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 878


  • jmedsjmeds Posts: 16

    Thanks Welshonion, but I just can't do that...

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,996

    If you scan down to the bottom they recommend a humane trap - they don't tell you what to do with the mole after you've caught it tho'.

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

  • jmedsjmeds Posts: 16

    Dovefromabove - many thanks, a very sensible article, and a humane trap as a bonus!

  • very interesting article on this site about teh Humane traps.. not really what I woudl call humane..

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    See my thread with the Daily Mail article, apparently those children's windmill things stuck in the top of the mole hill work as they don't like the sound..........sounds a bit bizarre to me so don't shoot the messenger image

    Scare off moles

    Put a child’s windmill on a mole-hill — the vibrations of the turning plastic blades should deter even the most persistent creatures.

    They also hate the smell of orange peel, so a few bits scattered on the grass should keep your lawn intact. 

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