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{Disarmed} Re: [epguild] Moles

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  • Cindy Noblitt
    weasels. they can pursue down the burrows. rough on poultry, though ... From: Joanne Gross To: Eugene Permaculture Guild Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 5:57 PM
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      weasels.  they can pursue down the burrows.  rough on poultry, though
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      Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 5:57 PM
      Subject: Re: [epguild] Moles

       

      The most efficient way to get rid of moles that I know of is to let a cat or two roam the garden.  My mom has had mole and shrew issues on her property for many years, and for all the different methods she's tried, including burying glass bottles in the ground, smoke bombs, spurge plants, wind mills, and who knows what else, I think her cats have done away the most critters by far. 

      While cats might not be the most practical solution for some people, whatever you do don't use the solution that my aunt found online that includes ground-up cigarettes, jalapeno, and coffee.  It made her moles hyper-active and when she woke up the next day her entire yard was snaked with mole trails and mounds.

      Cute link, by the way. ;)

      -Joanne




      From: Mark Robinowitz <mark@oilempire. us>
      To: Eugene Permaculture Guild Guild <epguild@yahoogroups .com>
      Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 2:54:15 PM
      Subject: [epguild] Moles [1 Attachment]

       

      Do any permaculture people have a recommended remedy for MOLES in the
      garden?

      I've tried castor oil repellants, solar mole noise makers, mechanical
      noise makers -- which seem profitable for their manufacturers but the
      moles don't seem to mind them.

      Suggestions for solutions or experts who could drive them away (like
      the Pied Piper?) are welcome.

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      http://darwinawards .com/darwin/ darwin2007- 01.html

      Whac-A-Mole
      2006 Darwin Award Nominee
      Confirmed True by Darwin

      (10 January 2007, Germany) A 63-year-old man's extraordinary effort to
      eradicate moles from his property resulted in a victory for the moles.
      The man pounded several metal rods into the ground and connected them--
      not to household current, which would have been bad enough--but to a
      high-voltage power line, intending to render the subterranean realm
      uninhabitable.
      Incidentally, the maneuver electrified the very ground on which he
      stood. He was found dead some time later, at his holiday property on
      the Baltic Sea. Police had to trip the main circuit breaker before
      venturing onto the property.

      The precise date of the sexagenarian' s demise could not be
      ascertained, but the electric bill may provide a clue.


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