Every year I try to plant flower bulbs next to our porch, and every year a giant mole roots through and tosses them out of ground. Since we have several pets, I hesitate to put poison bait out, lest we cause the demise of the "near and dear".
After trying all kinds of home remedies that are non-toxic (mini-wind mills, Juicy Fruit gum, etc...), I finally broke down and tried something that was sworn to be "the way" to get rid of a mole. Drop moth balls down it's hole. I used about half a box of them, I even lined the perimeter of my flower garden to create a barrier. After nearly choking to death on the smell myself, it made perfect sense that nothing would want to be around those nasty things!
A few weeks went by and I was so proud! No mole! It worked!
We had a pretty good storm and my husband came home from work and asked if we had some hail. I went out to see what he was talking about, and there were all those stinkin' nasty moth balls laying on top of the ground! Even the ones that were not in the hole and were suppose to be my barricade! I could not believe that mole was so bold as to throw my moth balls back out at me.