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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 02:15:24 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 10:15:06 AM »
I'm not a fan Hennie, so I didn't. Still, I think it's his fault anyway :D

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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2007, 20:23:10 PM »
Nigel ( husband ) is on the service end of the green keeping industry.  He manufactures a humane mole trap.  This is very popular around the golfcourses in Gauteng.  Once the mole is caught, by the keepers, they are sent to the university of Pretoria.  They are doing studies there.   Some green keepers just release them in a reserve or on the other side of the tar road.  ( Not on your neighbours pavement!!!!)
Moles will generally stay on their side of the tar.   The traps are baited with potato.

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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2007, 21:24:24 PM »
Ok, I'm interested in this humane mole trap. How does it work and where can one get it (I live in Cape Town) and costs, of course.

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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2007, 22:04:47 PM »
Thanks Heinie, and all.
Thank goodness I didn't ask for fatal solutions to moles in one's garden!
Geuss I wont be asking for solutions to any other live-wires in my garden.  Pardon the explosive pun.

Thanks anyway.  They are not yet 'pests' to me, so I will try and find a non-fatal, organic solution!

Yes, Rachel, will let you know if I try the sonic-thingy.

Melanie.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2007, 22:09:15 PM »
I will get hold of Vern Whitson.  Greenkeeper of the Mowbray Golf Course.   He might know who carries it in Cape Town.

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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2007, 08:39:01 AM »
Have you tried phostoxin (Efekto) ?

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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2007, 15:32:52 PM »
Heinie is right, you need one of these! She keeps my garden mole free. She was on the scent of one when I took this photo.


My goodness isn't this fun!!!

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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2007, 17:14:02 PM »
I just had a thought Mel!A very natural organic solution.

What about a pair of molesnakes??

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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 18:03:04 PM »
Plant a few Large Euphoria?s, the roots are toxic, and has a bad smell (to moles) that would keep them away without killing them, try not to kill them because some species of golden moles (true moles) have become critically endangered, true moles tend to prefer different soil types, and aren?t attracted to urban areas like most other rodents, in most cases where moles occur in urban areas, its because they where there first. Mole rats which are similar to true moles aren?t rare at all and are considered vermin.

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« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2008, 13:57:19 PM »
Hi Etienne and George,

Sorry, only seen your posts now!

Love the molesnakes idea!!!! ;D

If I didn't have a 4.5 year old boy that is all snakes, snails and puppy-dog tails I would certainly consider it!  He'd probably pick one up by the tail and come and say 'Look Mommy, 'Nake''!  {He doesn't do 's'es yet!}

I am curious now if they are poisonous... will 'wikipedia' them.

Thanks re the Euphorbia, etc George.  Very interesting idea.  No, I don't want to kill any of them, regardless of their scarcity.  Same page.  Thanks.

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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2008, 18:14:56 PM »
I don't care if its fatal or otherwise, does anyone have a trap that catches moles?

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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2010, 11:23:04 AM »
Try dropping "moth balls" (Naphthalene) down the holes, on a regular basis. The smell will drive them away without harming either the moles or the garden. It took me a couple of years to persuade them to go and live in my paddocks rather than the garden. However this is an ongoing situation as new generations come along, clearly their parents haven't told them.

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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2010, 14:15:31 PM »
A great tip Keith  :good:
After all we do have ti be kind to our furry friends.
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