Posted: 09/06/2012 at 10:20
Moles can cause havoc which is dangerous to humans and livestock as they walk, unsuspectingly, on undermined turf. Ankles can be sprained and for horses and cattle that's expensive to get fixed. For me personally they cause pain in my spine when I lose my balance in some new tunnel or hole.
I fail to see what useful purpose moles serve as the earthworms they prefer are actually doing good work in the soil. When mole moves on his tunnels are inhabited by voles and other rodents including rats and the shallower tunnels are occupied by ants. And now we have a dog we get craters as she tries to dig them out when she hears them tunnelling.
Moles are all round bad news.
We have tried noises such as windmills and bottles to no avail. Humane traps don't work very well and the perishers complain all the way to their new home in local woods.
There is a wonderful device on sale here in Belgium which involves an explosive cap and a solenoid. Moley makes the connection and bang, mole compost. Very staisfying but I haven't used it since we got the dog.
I shall try chilli powder.