Hello, Well this may not be what you had in mind, but the best solution that I have ever found is healthy young cat. The yard will look worse for a while but after about a season the moles that live through it have moved elsewhere. In addition cats are nontoxic (if you don’t have allergies) and have numerous health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure. Seriously, it has been documented. Goodluck, Celia
I read the comment about using a cat to catch the mole, but ask any vet and they’ll tell you moles will sicken and poison cats. The cats can die from ingesting them. The castor bean sounds like a good idea. Same with the tobasco sauce. There are also plant that keeps them away. Just google for that for the various types. But I really wanted to mention that cats do get very sick from eating moles and arent the solution at all. If you love your cat, find a way to get the moles out of your yard.
March 18 2011 The snow has melted & my front lawn is covered with tunnels from the pesky moles. Will they come back once I repair the damage or is this a one time thing. There is still frost in the ground so it will be a month before I can do any yard work.
There was a garden center near us and the owner recommended applying milky spores to the yard, it kills the grubs the moles are after. He said it could take a year or two for them to multiply and do the trick. Also he said to take Wrigley’s gum (green wrapper) put on a surgical glove, (moles hate human scent). Put an unwrapped stick down in the mole run. They really have a taste for the gum and when they eat it they can not digest it and die. I have no idea if either suggestion works.