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Mole control

Tired of moles digging up your garden? Fed up with voles burrowing up your plants? Then you’ve probably tried all types of remedies that range from the moderately useful to totally useless – in the form of pellets, solar mole repellers, camphor blocks, garlic cloves … and still the moles return.

I’ve given up with trying to control or get rid of them. Nothing I’ve tried has worked. Until …

The best mole deterrent I’ve had so far …

On Mole Control

Unfortunately said “mole controller” does a fair amount of damage in her eagerness to get the job done …

Mole Control

Mole Control

But it works!!

I have no idea what happened to the mole, but there were no new mole-piles this morning so it seems her two hour barking and digging session paid off.

What have you found to be effective against moles?

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

9 replies on “Mole control”

hi christine, we don’t have moles, or voles here, but I have a very naughty dog that keeps digging holes anyway. I think she thinks it’s a game. I fill them in, she digs another one, and so it goes. I need a dog hole control agent! Anyway, pleased you’ve found an answer to your mole problem, and such a cute one at that.

I love Gardening Shoe’s comment – 🙂
I am lucky not to have a mole probelm (the clay ground is too hard), but I know how it feels when your garden helpers are too enthusiastic! My chickens’ scratch session looks something like that!!! 🙁

I share your problem with moles; they burrow under the windbreak trees and have actually killed two Leylandii! I haven’t found a solution. The topsoil is quite thin on top of tuffo (volcanic rock) so they don’t usually travel far around the garden. Christina

I one saw a hawk swoop down to the ground, stand there for a few seconds, then fly away with a mole grasped in its claws. It was beautiful.

But I’ve never found a good mole solution. There are a couple in my yard right now that are driving me crazy. I haven’t spent much time worrying about them this year, but maybe I will now before the ground freezes.

Can I borrow your mole deterrent for a little while?

Since I have been in battle with voles all summer, I have been leaving the less problematic moles alone. Now that the voles have seemed to retreat, the moles seem to be expanding their territory and generally running amok. I am starting to have trouble walking through the back yard! I will try the castor oil sprays first. Between the voles and the moles, the earthworms are going to have nothing but castor oil soaked dirt to travel through in my yard. These critters are slowly driving me crazy!

I have two cats, and they keep the moles, voles, mice, chipmunks, and squirrels under control. Also we have plenty of one of the mole’s natural predators, foxes. Getting rid of all your moles around here leads to an explosion of Japanese beetles because the moles eat the larvae which feast on grass roots. Everything has to be kept in balance.

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