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Default Moles! How to rid oneself of them?

On 2010-06-28 20:16:41 +0100, David in Normandy

On 28/06/2010 19:31, Emery Davis wrote:
On 06/28/2010 05:31 PM, Bob Hobden wrote:
Our allotment is getting like Grand Central for the local mole
population, plants constantly undermined and walkways giving way without
How do we get rid of them?

Heh, the quick answer is: you don't. The only temporary solution is
traps, but others will quickly appear to take over the galleries.

You don't eradicate moles, you control them. If you're lucky! (And
somewhat skilled, certain wily moles can be bugger-all to catch.)


They are running riot this year in my lawns, vegetable garden and
flower borders, a right mess and downright dangerous too when the
ground suddenly collapses and twists your ankle. I've tried those
scissor traps without much luck also the copper coloured traps. The
moles just bury them in soil! The surrounding fields are full of them
too, so even if I evict them from my land there are plenty more in the
housing chain waiting to take their place. :-(

I shot a mole last week. Noticed that one of the mounds of earth dotted
around the lawn was moving. Got a chair and an air rifle and just
waited for part of its body to break cover. Couldn't miss.