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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Moles

I have just opened the curtains and a horrible thought struck me -- a mole has invaded the garden. The back lawn now has several piles of fresh dirt. Mole hills. You could never say that the lawn is prestine -- the ducks and hens are often on it, but we have never had a mole invasion before. It is slightly disconcerting to have a velvet coated gentleman come to call.
The question will be how to discourage his return visit. I have no wish for Mr Mole to set up a permanent residence in the lawn. It is supposed to be a lawn after all.

7 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

My neighbour has all sorts of windmill contraptions on her lawn. The vibrations are meant to annoy the mole enough to make him move into a nearby field.

Except... there are neat little molehills all around said windmills...

Anonymous said...

Lol, reminds me of Jasper Carrot's "There's only one way to get rid of a mole". I'm going to have to look for that on You Tube now.

Sue Child

CherylStJohn said...

Is it warm there? Our weather has turned cold enough that most varmits are hiding for the winter.

Carol Townend said...

Hi Michelle,
The moles in Yorkshire used to drive my Dad mad when he lived in the country. He tried everything including having a thing that thumped on the ground, it sounds a bit like the contraption that Kate mentioned. And it didn't work either. There was a chap that would come round though, but I expect that was a bit grim...

jane armstead said...

An old tip is to place mothballs down the hole. I don't know personaly if this works, but it might give the mole something to play with!

Donna Alward said...

The mothballs might work because that's what we do for skunks here. Maybe worth a try?

Mole Bait said...

The best success I have had with getting rid of moles is using the bait and applicator from http://www.mole-be-gone.com

Hope this helps!