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    Anyone had bother with moles and experience of repellents as opposed to mole catcher traps?
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    Yep & nope.................
    Yep I have trouble with moles & nope I haven't got rid of them yet. I've tried canes with milk bottles on as the vibration is supposed to deter them but I have no proof that this works. What I do now is collect the mole hills then beat the hole with the spade...........not sure if it does any good but it makes me feel a whole lot better............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    Yep & nope.................
    Yep I have trouble with moles & nope I haven't got rid of them yet. I've tried canes with milk bottles on as the vibration is supposed to deter them but I have no proof that this works. What I do now is collect the mole hills then beat the hole with the spade...........not sure if it does any good but it makes me feel a whole lot better............

    Our trouble is that people have been collecting the molehills lovely soil and leaving holes and bumps as tripping hazards all over the site. We can get a mole catcher but we have a few animal supports on site so are looking for alternatives that work. :-)
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    You can get none lethal smoke bombs, something based on caster oil i think
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    I've given up with them...tried all sorts of things but they just move a short distance.
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    I have been fighting with moles - well one mole at a time - pretty much for the last six years.
    Nothing deters them, although I admit to not trying the sonic things. But then our neighbour in Oxford used them and still had a mole problem.
    I've tried constantly digging out the runs when they are in the veg plot, bottles on sticks, bottles in the ground, chilli pepper, brambles, rose, holly in the runs ...
    Trapping and removing is pointless here because a new one moves in within days and immediately begins home improvements
    I understand your worries with the holes and bumps having gone over as a result of the ground falling in a few times, most often face-first when planting stuff and my arm disappears into the hole followed by me
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    Jasper Carrot had a solution.......................................... ..(don't buy those "rockets" that you put batteries in, they don't work, I even stuck one in their run and they just dug it out of the way.)
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    Anything that stinks will discourage them. But they are almost impossible to get rid of.
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