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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 14th Jul 17, 1:48 PM
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    Creosote
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:48 PM
    Creosote 14th Jul 17 at 1:48 PM
    Anyone know if the modern version is as good at frightening away moles/voles as the old one?
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 15th Jul 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 4:35 PM
    I think it was when we joined the EU that creosote stopped being sold, after Brexit it may come back in the shops again.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 15th Jul 17, 4:43 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 4:43 PM
    Unlikely it will return, and no, the substitute will not scare moles...

    One more reason to profess to being a remoaner!
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 15th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
    Are you referring to creoCote? It's not in any way comparable to creosote. But if you pretend you're in the trade you can buy the proper stuff.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th Jul 17, 9:12 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:12 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:12 AM
    Unlikely it will return, and no, the substitute will not scare moles...
    Originally posted by DaftyDuck
    Err, I can still get it, but I've no idea how it might be used to scare off moles, so what 'was' the method used?

    I've called a truce with the moles. They're too smart for me. I just won't plant any more hedges over trenches enriched with farmyard manure, thus creating a mole super-highway!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 16th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
    Oh, it's still available, for professional use only... which is a movable feast in anyone's book. In fact, it's still available full stop (full stop)

    But, Brexit (Brentry, Blairentry, Remexit... whatever) will have no effect on that.

    Supposedly, stick a rag soaked in the stuff, and bung itdown the hole... They'd move out pronto, supposedlh.

    I've given up too, no chance since they run from the water meadows to my garden when the river rises. Quite like them, actually!
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 17th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
    That's ok then, I assumed it was not available, so its back to Fargro, as I don't have to pretend to be in the trade. As for using it to scare moles I tipped a small amount down the holes. They could not smell the earth worms so went elsewhere, did not damage the lawn. Hopefully it works with bank voles, we've been invaded by them.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 20th Jul 17, 7:41 AM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 7:41 AM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 7:41 AM
    Hopefully it works with bank voles, we've been invaded by them.
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper
    Put up an owl nesting box!
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 20th Jul 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 5:59 PM
    Am working on it, winter project.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • elaineruk
    • By elaineruk 21st Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    I remember helping my Dad paint our fence with creosote when I was about 8 - no health and saftey stuff in those days
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