In the past few years I have had an evil presence move into my yard. Hiding beneath the surface, they have destroyed my once pastoral landscape. Today the thought of ground moles makes me cringe. However, this year I have developed a three step battle plan to change the tide of my "Moley War"!
Step 1: Harass the Enemy
The first phase of my mole extraction plan is to annoy the little buggers so much that they are forced to leave. For this I am relying on a somewhat new technology - the sonic mole spike. This is simply a solar powered spike that vibrates at 400Hz. Moles are somewhat sensitive to vibration, and these are guaranteed to rock their world!
Step 2: Spoil the Food Supply
I don't really want to kill the furry little guys (more on that later). For this step of my plan I want to eliminate their food source. Moles primarily feed on grubs, so I'll apply a grub killer to the majority of my lawn. Just like a Medieval siege of a castle (in this case my lawn), I want to force them into surrendering.
Step 3: Biological Warfare
In keeping with the castle siege analogy, I then want to catapult a rotting horse over the castle wall in the form of mole repellent. The repellent that I am planning on using is a castor bean based granule that can be spread on the yard. Castor oil is caustic, and is very irritating to moles. I used a castor oil spray last year, but as soon as the oil wore off the moles once again returned. I'm hoping the granular repellent will have a more time-released effect.
Plan B: Molemageddon
If the steps above fail to evict the little critters then I will be forced to use a more direct approach. For this, instead of using a series of steps, I will employ multiple weapons at once to inflict as many casualties as possible. Traps, spiked shoes, poisons, and even explosives will lay waste to my enemies! Mwah Ha Ha Ha!!! ... (Well maybe not explosives.)