Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:08
We had a Moleman out twice last year, in May and again in September @ ??60.00 a time and ??10.00 each mole caught; he caught two in May and one in September. At various times I had tried crushed garlic, chilli pepper and mothballs down the holes, Nematodes watered in, battery operated mole deterents stuck in the ground, empty cans on metal rods, but nothing worked, so in he came.
We will have to re-seed that part of the lawn, which was newly laid in September 2013 at great expense as it measures 165 sq. metres, and I look out each day wondering when the first of this years molehills will appear.
We didn't have as many Crane flies last year as previously, probably thanks to the moles eating the larvae, but we are having the back lawn re-turfed later this year, as most of that has now been eaten up with leatherjackets, despite dosing it with Nematodes.
I posted on here when we first had the problem, and someone said we would never get rid of the moles. I can but try.