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You can buy traps quite cheaply and use them your self once caaught pop the mole down the hole you caught it ,DEAD OF COURSE,its decaying body will keep away others for months works for me
I was quoted £70 per mole from a mole catcher!!!!!!!!!!!
Then of course, by tomorrow another could come back. We have a trap, my dad gets it in the exact right spot and the next day its caught.
My mole(s) don't seem to mind red hot chilli pepper ... Nor do they mind the Defenders castor oil pellets.
At the moment, I'm opening up tunnels and filling them in, and because I'm working in the room overlooking the area they've invaded, as soon as I see a new heap, I go out and fill it in.
So far, there seems to be a three day lead time between this and a new mole hill, and while I'm not sure why, I'm known for my stubborn streak and willl keep at it till I'm up to lifting the huge slabs where most of the activity seems to be concentrated and getting them re-laid. Quite what I'll do if I find the nest is under there, I don't know...
I think I'll keep my moles.
I'd like to keep mine, but that area of grass (I can no longer call it 'lawn') is unsafe to walk on because of the mining by the moles and the paving is now so uneven that some of the slabs (and they are huge!) slope at about 20 degrees.
You must have got some mega moles there Barney
A neighbour of mine has put some sticks in the ground, with upside down plastic bottles over the top of the stick, to make noises to scare off moles. Next time I see him I'll ask him if it's working.
Thanks maryplain - any further news on this? The moles are still making 2/3 new hills each day.
We have a large field in front of our property and there are a lot of moles hills out there. They do make runs into our garden but I send them packing with dog poo! When a new mole hill appears I make a hole into the run with a cane then collect my dogs fresh doings and pop it down into the hole then fill in the hole as much as possible. The moles soon disappear back into the field and usually stay there. This method works for me a treat for me.
Thanks, but I don't have a dog! I suppose I could try my cats.
When I see molehills in fields they make me smile - one little creature doing so much damage - it's audaciously cheeky.
That said, I'd be really annoyed if it happened on my lawn!
Would you believe it! I've just called in some assistance and there has been no activity from the moles for 3 days now! I'm keeping everything crossed that they have finished with my lawn before putting evil smelling things down their tunnels.