I have 2 acres in Southampton Mass. and we have lots of moles, I was just
gonna poison them.
and already poisoned the grubs TWICE
I tried the oil thing at the old house, with a small garden and I can't
remember, but I thought I had no luck with it
I have one of those "sonic" repellers but I don't think it works for diddly
Have a "stabber" trap too, but the thing gets tripped and no dead mole
Fake worm bait is next I think.
thanks for the link, that one did'nt show up on Google for me (I don't
Moleman says poison and castor oil don't work, I know the oil don't work,
Maybe I'll just sit in a tree with a 12 gauge with some bird shot loaded up.
How expensive do you think it is to pave 2 acres??
Or, sit in a lawn chair, with a sharp shovel. It doesn't take long to see
one working. They're /not/ nocturnal. When they're hungry, they eat, and in
order to do so, they have to tunnel. It's quite easy to see one tunnelling,
and a quick downstroke with the shovel usually does the trick.
DEFRA carried out a study into ALL the methods used to control moles in
Europe and Russia. This report runs to 31 pages and concludes that the ONLY
ways that work are poisons and traps.
However I believe there are no licensed poisons in the UK anymore so that
just leaves traps.
I recently purchased 5 barrel traps and 5 scissor traps. The barrel traps
.. caught 6 moles in the first 3 days. On one occasion I took a mole out of
a trap, reset it and cut the lawn only to find another mole in the same
trap. The scissor type haven't caught any so far. The barrel traps are also
much easier to cover. The barrel part stops dirt falling into the tunnel.
Note that just about all traps need a bit of tweaking before use to ensure
the trigger works as intended.
For good measure I live in a village called Molesworth!
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