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Here at Sweeney's, we receive dozens of calls every day from frustrated homeowners seeking advice on how to get rid of moles in their yards. Over the years, we've learned a simple fact. A lot of people really hate moles. So back in 2007, we decided to create a forum for people to vent about their mole woes - and thus the "I Hate Moles Because" contest was born.

At the time, we had no idea that thousands of battle-weary mole warriors would share their stories of strategic campaigns designed to get rid of moles and return their lawns to their rightful suburban beauty. Along the way, we've ferreted out some darn good mole woe stories - and some rather creative solutions for getting rid of the aggravating critters.

Why do you hate moles? Whether you've sprained an ankle tripping over a tunnel or watched your otherwise peaceful spouse go off the deep end trying to rid your yard of moles, we want to hear about it! (Note: stories about gophers and voles will be accepted. This is an equal opportunity contest and no underground varmints will go unrecognized.)

  • 1st Place - $500 Visa Gift Card
  • 2nd Place - $250 Visa Gift Card
  • 3rd Place - $100 Visa Gift Card
  • 5 Runner-ups will receive an arsenal of Sweeney's Mole Control Weapons!

Here's how to enter (it's really easy!):

  • Write a short story or poem; create a video, draw a cartoon - anything that works to let Sweeney's know why you hate moles.
  • Complete the entry form below or enter the contest on our Facebook page at
  • Entries will also be accepted by mail at:
    Sweeney's "I hate moles because..." Contest
    2244 Dunroyal Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63131
  • Our nationwide search for tales of despair from the mole-afflicted runs through July 6, 2015.
  • Our esteemed panel of judges will announce the winners no later than August 30, 2015.
Click below to enter today! What do you have to lose...
except a few anti-social moles?


Your Story:
If you have a video - just give us the link where to check it out. (YouTube, Vimeo, or your favorite video sharing service.)

Here’s the small print:  We won't give your information or e-mail address to anyone else, for any reason, under any circumstances. However, Sweeney''s retains the rights to publish any stories submitted to us about why you hate moles. Odds of winning depend on how your mole woes compare to other contestants mole woes. Contest entries must be received by July 6, 2015 at 11:59PM CST on to be eligible. Good luck!