Posted: 08/04/2015 at 08:50
I think alot of stuff actually works. But what usually happens is you use the method, the moles don't come back next season then you think job done and get lazy so they come back a year or so later.
For example i had really bad moles the winter before last (we live in the country and the fields are full of moles). So this year i tried the bulb method, rather than paying a premium for "mole bulbs" i bought some Allium Moly which the same, as well as some siberian squills. Planted them every meter in the lawn round the garden.
The result, no moles, they stayed on the other side of the fence in the field and didn't encroach into the garden.
So can i relax? Probably not, the bulbs will die because they will be mown down during grass cutting, so at most they will last a season or 2. So i'll most likely be repeating the process this autumn before they come back again, as clearly the bulbs worked, but will need repeating every year.
The same i imagine would be for a secret solution, like naptha, or castor oil etc, they will most likely move the moles off that season but will need repeating every year, assuming the moles are still in the generally area.
Now i just need to work out how to get rid of the voles that have moved into the old mole tunnels lol....