Saturday, December 02, 2006

Industrial Moles and ?

We have a mole problem. Well, we thought we had an industrial size mole problem. But now we see what is going on. Initially, there was one natural aerator at work and we sort of ignored him. The first one wanted more time to spend in the fluffy garden soil so he called in reinforcements to handle the pasture - from all corners of the universe, apparently.


Molly said...

Pocket gophers. More insidious than moles because the moles at least eat every slug they come across. The gophers eat every plant they come across. YOu're going to need an outdoor cat to deal with this problem.

Anonymous said...

We have a mole problem!

We also have a puss!
However, she doesn't stay out at night, infact I am just waiting for her to come home right now! Then I can go to bed!


Anita said...

Oh, I am sorry for you! We had a mole for one or two days this summer, I was shocked when I saw the long tunnel he had digged! But apparently, he did not like our garden and disappeared as fast as he had arrived.
Do you already have any idea on how to get rid of them?

Petunia's Gardener said...

Hmmm... maybe this is why our outdoor cat comes quickly running when the door is open. She does find the dirt hills make a nice litter box, or maybe she's making a statement as she has spent some unsuccessful time stalking them. At least she is a successful mouser.

dot said...

My sister gave me some castor beans and said to put one in the dirt where there is a mole tunnel and it will get rid of the mole. She also said it makes a pretty bush. I will find out this summer.