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Our allotment is getting like Grand Central for the local mole population,
plants constantly undermined and walkways giving way without warning.
How do we get rid of them?

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"Jake" wrote ...
"Bob Hobden" wrote:

Our allotment is getting like Grand Central for the local mole population,
plants constantly undermined and walkways giving way without warning.
How do we get rid of them?


Unless your allotment is massive, the chances are you only have one or
maybe two moles - they're solitary creatures. Mole smokes and
vibrators don't work in my experience. Really you need to trap the
little blighter. You can get either "catch" traps - little cages - or
"kill" traps - spring loaded caliper type things - depending on how
animal friendly you are. Then it's a case of digging down into one of
the runs (the mole will run around its territory regularly) and place
the trap. Then you either dispose of the body or release the animal
somewhere else.

Note re vibrators - these are anti-mole vibrators and as far as I
know, Ann Summers doesn't sell them!

And for the avoidance of doubt, burying them alive is not a reliable
solution!

My garden was designed by moles but that's another story!


One of the local GCs had an Anti-mole vibrator for sale cheap last year, box
damaged, so I bought it. First strong rain it filled with water and has
never worked since.

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Bob Hobden
W.of London. UK

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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
warning.
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.)

-E
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On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:31:13 +0100, Bob Hobden wrote:

Our allotment is getting like Grand Central for the local mole
population, plants constantly undermined and walkways giving way without
warning. How do we get rid of them?


Google 'Jasper Carrot Mole' for a wonderful routine!
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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
warning.
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.)

-E


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. :-(

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On 28/06/2010 16:31, Bob Hobden wrote:
Our allotment is getting like Grand Central for the local mole
population, plants constantly undermined and walkways giving way without
warning.
How do we get rid of them?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fePU5CIHpas
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On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:08:34 +0100, Janet Baraclough wrote:


Employ a mole catcher to set traps.

Janet


But beware!

Near Manchester city at the sign of the plough
There lived a molecatcher, I can tell you how.

Chorus (after each verse):
Singing lor te lie day, well well,
Lor te lie little lie,
Lor te lie day

He goes a-molecatching from morning till night
And a young fellow came for to play with his wife.

Now the molecatcher jealous of this very same thing,
He hid in the wash house to watch him come in.

Now when this young fellow come over the stile
That caused the molecatcher so foxy to smile.

He knocked at the door and this he did say,
“Oh where is your husband, good woman, I pray?”

“He's gone a-moletrapping, you need have no fear,”
But little she thought the molecatcher was near.

She went off upstairs and he followed her sign
And the ole molecatcher crept close up behind.

Now when that young fellow's in the midst of his frolics
The molecatcher trapped him quite fast by the jackets.

The trap it bit tight and he laughed at the sight,
Saying, “Here's the best mole that I've caught in me life.”

“I'll make you pay well for ploghing my land
And the money it will cost you no less than ten pound.”

“Very well,” says the young fellow, “The money I don't mind,
That only works out about tuppence a time.”

So come all young fellows and mind what you're at,
Don't you ever get caught in the molecatcher's trap.
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On 29/06/10 14:57, Derek Turner wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:08:34 +0100, Janet Baraclough wrote:


Employ a mole catcher to set traps.

Janet


But beware!

Near Manchester city at the sign of the plough
There lived a molecatcher, I can tell you how.

Chorus (after each verse):
Singing lor te lie day, well well,
Lor te lie little lie,
Lor te lie day

He goes a-molecatching from morning till night
And a young fellow came for to play with his wife.

Now the molecatcher jealous of this very same thing,
He hid in the wash house to watch him come in.

Now when this young fellow come over the stile
That caused the molecatcher so foxy to smile.

He knocked at the door and this he did say,
Oh where is your husband, good woman, I pray?

He's gone a-moletrapping, you need have no fear,
But little she thought the molecatcher was near.

She went off upstairs and he followed her sign
And the ole molecatcher crept close up behind.

Now when that young fellow's in the midst of his frolics
The molecatcher trapped him quite fast by the jackets.

The trap it bit tight and he laughed at the sight,
Saying, Here's the best mole that I've caught in me life.

I'll make you pay well for ploghing my land
And the money it will cost you no less than ten pound.

Very well, says the young fellow, The money I don't mind,
That only works out about tuppence a time.

So come all young fellows and mind what you're at,
Don't you ever get caught in the molecatcher's trap.


There's a potential making mountains out of mole hills joke lurking in
there somewhere
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On 2010-06-28 20:16:41 +0100, David in Normandy
said:

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
warning.
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.)

-E


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.



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