This is not as difficult as it sounds and many molecatchers have relied upon the many myths of deterrents. old wives tales and advice sourced over a pint in the village pub, to bolster the mystery behind the skill of the mole man.
First of all lets put one thing straight
THERE ARE NO APPROVED PRODUCTS FOR USE AGAINST A MOLE
The mole repellents sold on line and in garden retail outlets are not permitted to be used. Along with moth balls, wood preservative, exhaust fumes, chewing gum, or grannies bath water.
You will not learn from a book or from any training course, or internet show how to compete with a mole, only the base from which you can grow your experience from and the rules of engagement. The mole will set the tasks and what you learn from any written or spoken word can only guide you to not making the simple mistakes made by so many. There will be mistakes made by all embarking on mole catching until you gain the knowledge, that will come with experience. The one good point with controlling your own mole is the location never changes, the weather, soil and influences in your garden, paddock or field will always remain the same throughout the year. Unlike going to various locations where things are different each time, so you have a good start should you decide to consider taking on your resident mole.
Research the mole first, understand how they live, do not rush out to buy something and expect it to happen, avoid purchasing any device until you fully understand how it will impact upon the mole and whether that is acceptable and most importantly as humane as it possibly can be.
PLEASE do not be influenced by marketing or web site claims to devices abilities -
there are no mechanical devices currently available that will as claimed - expire the life of a mole instantly-The devices available must be very carefully researched to how they impact upon the target mole- as I stated - avoid web site claims and marketing jargon- this will be the taking of a life and must be taken seriously
The humanness of mole control remains directly in the hands of the operator of the device used, it is the attitude towards the task that is the most important factor. Mechanical devices restrain and inflict suffering- that is a fact- so the choice of device and how or who positions them must be considered if the control of any mole is to be employed.