The Q&A Archives: Gophers And Moles

Question: I understand there are plants that are helpful in repelling moles; what are they? Any other mole repellent suggestions. I have tried surface repellent, traps, bait, poison, smoke bombs, etc.

Answer: Euphorbia, the "gopher plant" is reported to be a plant gophers avoid. Gophers and moles are really hard to eradicate. Even if you succeed in getting rid of them in your yard, they may come visiting from neighboring yards. Trapping is the only sure way of reducing the population. If it's any consolation, gophers and moles appreciate nice soil, full of organic matter and insects. It's a compliment to your gardening skills that gophers and moles have taken up residence in your yard. You cantrap them if you find a main tunnel and keep setting your trap. It takes a lot of patience, but it can be done.<br><br>Good luck!

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