Heard about lots of things that work (and sometimes they even say it with a straight face)! Yellow propellers. Mole chasing plants, beagle hounds, aeration equipment, rat poison, mothballs, sonic beepers (2 aa batteries--they go "beep" every 15 seconds), ultrasonic rat and roach repellers (electric), glue traps.
If you have a volunteer and any are available...slide a snake down the hole. A hawk or eagle is good. Weasal or badger if they are hungry.
Of course, mole traps are the only control where you get a body count. See some of my older posts, and the photo.
Not sure if he was dead--could be he was faking it. They are cunning.