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1_Lucky_Texan
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9274828

We have moles every year and, after trying various methods of chasing them away (including smoke bombs!) I'm resigned to just naming it and telling folks it's an invisible pet.

I did manage to relocate one once; (hmmmm - my image didn't attach)

[IMG]http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7252/moledad.jpg[/IMG]
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This message was edited Sep 14, 2012 7:22 AM

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 14, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9274957

Congratulations, thanks for sharing! Have you tried the marigolds and daffodills barrier?

Adina
1_Lucky_Texan
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9274979

We did have a few daffodils but they seemed to make no difference to where the tunnels went.

Have also tried a smelly garlic treatment to the lawn, some kind of worm shaped poison bait, hot pepper flakes.

70% of their diet is earthworms - if you have healthy soil, they will come. Sometimes it may look like you have several but they are solitary unless a mom has babies. The babies move away when older.

There is a device called Rodenator that might work; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgztUzqaL3E


this is the one I caught - tried to include in first reply

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 14, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9275022

I saw the picture the first time you posted it, but I'm glad you posted it again. You can try to plant marigolds in spring around your garden and see if they will come again. Keep me posted!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9275542

I can share another highly effective method -- my cat! He does perfect job chasing away anything that crawls and runs: mice, chipmunks, moles, rabbits and, well, often ducks too. As with every method there is downsize -- he is very interested in butterflies and birds as well... but as he 's getting bigger and heavier now chances are our flying friends would be safer. I wonder maybe some dogs pay attention to critters too?

Thanks for the article, very interesting and fun to read!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 15, 2012
12:39 AM

Post #9275694

Thanks for the tip! Your cat is so cute and smart too! My dogs aren't allowed in the garden or I would have lots of holes instead of flowers!LOL They are interested in anything that moves too and they often catch mice, voles or even rabbits on the field.

Adina
Lorra
Indianapolis, IN

September 17, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9277757

When I lived in the country the coyotes would dig them up. Their holes were easier to repair.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 17, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9277971

Poor moles!

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