An Investigation into the Efficacy of Mechanical Mole Scarers
Authors: Gorman, M; Lamb, A
Source: Animal Welfare, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1994 , pp. 3-12(10)
Publisher: Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Abstract:This paper investigates the responses of European moles (Talpa europaea) to mechanical mole scarers. The three devices tested emitted vibrations in the frequency range 0 to 20kHz. Vibrations of this frequency are rapidly attenuated when passing through soil. Moles fitted with radio transmitters gave no indication of being repelled by the mechanical devices.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1994