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Bilal Khan

Your lawn is the first thing that people see when they come to your place. This is the main reason why you have spent your time and money, It would be a shame to see it get destroyed by little pricks called Moles. Moles aren’t pretty at all whether they are mammals that mess your backyard or the in the shape of keels on your face. Everybody wants to get rid of moles at the earliest. So lets figure out how we can get rid of these destructive moles. http://starpestcontrol.ca/pest_control_service/mole/

Genie

Mole's don't like vibration, it must sound akin to other moles digging, being a solitary type then move on. When my children were small they loved hand held 'windmills'. I don't like flimsy 'shipped-in tatt' so we bought chunky, sturdy wooden stemmed mill's found in garden centres. I poked a bamboo stake into the turf to make a 'hole', tapped two tacks,cross ways one third of the post up (panel pins 40mm) work great. Plant them into the pre-made hole near/on mole's hill.Crossed pins help with balance and allow the windmills vibration to travel down through the stem of the mill into the ground. We still see 'hills', now and again in the surrounding field's but NOT in our garden ! Rural England, Genie x

Johnny rotten

mash up some worms in a plastic bottle.
Cut some juicy fruit chewing gum into strips, longways,
Shake the chewing gum strips in the "Worm gutsludge" bottle.
Carefully expose the mole holes, by digging back the mole hill with a trowel.
Handle the gum with latex gloves on to avoid leaving your human smell on them. In fact use the same gloves you mashed the worms up with!
Place a strip of gum in each of the excavated holes, and then cover the holes with a large flat stone, to block out the light.
The Moles will eat the gum.... they like juicy fruit worm gum for some reason.... and the gum kills them by blocking them up.
Some people might not like killing them like this, so just keep shovelling the mole hills away, and re-seeding the bald lawn areas to keep your little chums happy!

Reply: Your method is a bit unusual but ho hum.

jfnva

In the last week, I have caught two moles in my yard by looking for movement and then taking a shovel and flipping out the area where the movement was. I get the mole into a bucket and take it to a wooded area and release it. Takes patience to wait for the movement but when you do get it in a bucket, you know you didn't harm it and it won't be bothering any lawns once released in the woods.

Reply: You are good at catching them! Totally agree with your actions if you can catch them and move them to a new site but they are very territorial.

Joe

I caught my mole today by hand from a shallow run in bark clippings laid over dense clay. We have quite a big area like that. Took him a few miles down the road. He has created some nice soil out of the clay though.

Tom

Have to agree with some of the comments before. I much prefer to hear people using humane mole trapping rather than poison or unsafe nets.

After all they don't realise they are causing harm

keith

I have a Japanese themed area 40ft x 20ft covered in weed membrane and 2 inches depth of gravel. (4000 kg)

I also have moles constantly changing the vista. I doubt that laying mesh under your lawn
will work!!

David McBride

Can I lay a fine chicken wire mesh then soil over then grass to stop moles?

Reply: It sounds like a good idea but we do not know the definitive answer to this proposed pest control concept!

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I love this stuff

Sandra Rutter

Does anyone have a contact for a mole catcher in the Warwickshire area please?

Reply - go onto www.molecatcher.co.uk as he trains them and may know of a catcher near you.

Lynda

Great article! Thank you James I've never thought about wire net before and we've tryed every thing we could think of. We bought 300m and it's all set up now. No more molehills!

James

If you don't want to harm little mole probably the best way is to use plastic net placed under your lawn really well explained here http://www.antimolesnetting.com/how-to-use/ it will definitely stop mole hills from reappearing but it does require little bit of work to set it up.

Josaphine

I would never harm any animal'' and moles are lovely' but 3 mole hills have appeared on my lawn' wondering what i can do to stop anymore' i would never hurt or kill them' so trapping is out the question!!

Justin

Great post and interesting article. I used a mole catcher for the first time this year, very friendly and a bit of an expert. I would highly recommend Craig Parkinson, for anybody in the Lancashire area looking to get rid of their garden mole
www.lancashiremolecatcher.com

Dean

For get tip about how to set mole traps visit www.dkgpestcontrol.co.uk/2012/02/23/how-to-set-a-mole-trap

Dean

To get useful tips and advice about how to set a mole trap visit http://www.dkgpestcontrol.co.uk/2012/02/23/how-to-set-a-mole-trap/

David banks

I use bleach it soaks in and the moles don't like it they move elsewhere or you can use dog poo that certainly gets rid of them

morag stewart

why would you want to kill something just to keep your lawn pretty? Moles harm no one and are good for controlling pests and helpful to soil structure.The old way of " it annoys me so I will kill it" is outdated, or should be.

Irene Rawlinson

I have had moles in my lawn and I was told by a friend to put the playing gadget from a birthday card into the hole and they will go away - it works- the must only be able to stand Happy Birthday to you so many times !

Reply - thank you for this funny tip!

Shelton

Thanks very interesting blog!

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John Horsman

Moles can be persuaded to move on by dropping cedar wood moth balls down the run, won't harm them but they hate the smell. Go to this site and enter 70670 in search box http://www.kleenezeshop.com?AffiliateId=1312

Reply - Super stuff!!

George Savell

There is also the brand new EasySet mole trap made by Beagle. It can be set in both deep and shallow runs and in any soil type. It is easy to set - avoiding bruised / broken finders, and highly sensitive for a reliable catch. It also incorporates powerful springs for a fast and humane kill.

christopher milnes

Humane mole trapping is the only 100% way of controlling moles. I can normally cure a garden in 2/3 visits, 1 setting traps. 2 revisit to check and reset ,remove traps tidy site and remove caught moles. I am a north midlands based mole controller.

Mr Mole Man

Mr Mole Man has caught many moles in Shropshire as a professional mole catcher, the surface runs are also feeding runs and not just put up in the mating season by males. The sonic deterrents are short lived with the only way to rid a mole from your lawn, is by humanely trapping, since the use of strychnine is banned.

Mole Catcher

If moles are not controlled (humanely) they will destroy a lawn quickly. Even seen a garden that had collapsed due to years of moles tunnelling underneath the soil.

Mole Pole

Moles are pest to our lawn, they must be taken out but not in a brutal way.

Mole Pole

Unlike traditional mole killer traps poses a real hazard to family pets and larger animals or birds will be unaffected by the frequency which travels beneath the ground.

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Mole Pole is not a dangerous mole killer and poses no threat to children at all and is the Safest Mole Trap and Mole Catcher only totally safe option on the market.

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Will Piercey

I used to have a terrible problem with garden moles and tried everything but was always aware of the ethical dilemma (I was a veggy for many years) anyway I would highly recommend Justin Lake who has a certificate in 'Traditional Mole Control' (this training is provided by Jeff Nicholls mentioned in the article) & deals with moles humanely. He does all aspects of pest control for South Wales,Swansea & Carmarthenshire - www.gowermolecatcher.co.uk Hope that helps others!

Reply - thank you Will. Also see www.castclear.co.uk on a worm cast deterrent

victor electric mouse trap

Moles are a real problem for us. This might sound like us being "big headed" but we have a bowl's green at work - however we have never been able to use it as one due to the fact there are so many mole hills.

We had them "sorted" and the mole holes levelled out, only for us to come back after the weekend to around 20-30 mole hills again!

Reply - okay, thanks for the tip on the electric mouse traps!

Glyn

After years of rescuing moles from the clutches of the feral cats in the garden I have been repaid with some serious subsidence of my new turf. I'm still not minded to damage the moles but how do I fix my lawn?

Glyn - call your local Mole Catcher. Rake the soil off the lawn and over seed with new grass seed, seeding a little wider than the actual soil circle.

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