Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Today plans are being drawn up, tactics are being written and equipment made ready for the assault on the moles which are infesting our paddock and back lawn.
This morning smoke bombs arrived - these little babies will be lit and pushed as far down the tunnels as possible, and will coat the inside of the runs with castor oil, which aparrently make the moles move on to pastures new, as it stops the moles from feeding in the treated areas.
I am not looking forward to the next step, which is setting traps for the little things.
First off will be scissor traps, which go in the runs and close onto the furry tunnellers.
The second type of trap is the Dufas trap which is a lot bigger than the scissor trap, but apparently more effective.
I will keep you informed of my progress, but I expect this to be a very drawn out battle, and hopefully... HOPEFULLY I will win the war!