Friday, September 18

Got Moles?

After a month of truce, the Moles are back. Granted it is the mating season and I am an animal lover, but why in my yard? You know the feeling walking into your backyard in the early morning staring at the sunrise and suddenly tripping on a soft bump that turns out to be a Mole's Tunnel. Before you know you spot a 15 yard underground tunnel going across your yard.. and another one... and another one.

And the peaceful morning turns into hell. The Anti-Mole patrol came once already, charged me a substantial amount of money, caught nothing after 2 weeks of having traps all over the yard. It went quiet for a while and the Moles are back!

What do I do and who do I turn to? A guy like John McClane - remember the Movie "Die Hard"

I know I am not the only one having Moles in WW. How do you deal with theses Mammals?

Here is from Wikepedia:"They are controlled with traps such as mole-catchers, smoke bombs, and poisons such as calcium carbide and strychnine, which is now banned in Britain. Most common method now is Phostoxin or Talunex tablets. They contain aluminium phosphide and are inserted in the mole tunnels and turn to phosphine gas.

Other common defensive measures include cat litter and blood meal, to repel the mole, or flooding or smoking its burrow. There are also devices sold to trap the mole in its burrow, when one sees the "mole hill" moving and therefore knows where the animal is, and then stabbing it. Humane traps which capture the mole alive so that it may be transported elsewhere are also options."

It sounds pretty barbaric... What do you think?

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