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Question: I have moles in my flower garden and some lawn areas.They are driving me and my impatients crazy. Most products I've looked at says not to use around dogs, and we have a neighbor dog who roams our yard.
Thanks, Sue

Answer: Although there are lots of reported remedies for getting rid of moles and gophers, including plants and homemade concoctions, nothing really works except trapping the creatures. Gophers and moles feed on grubs and other insects in the soil. As long as you have healthy soil teaming with beneficial insects and their larvae, you'll have the potential for attracting gophers and moles. To get rid of them, invest in a scissors-type gopher trap, and set it carefully - as often as necessary to catch and kill the entire population. Once you've gotten rid of the pesky critters, encourage your neighbors to do the same. If it's any consolation, moles or gophers in your yard are a compliment to your skills as a gardener. They prefer rich, moist, organic soil teeming with insects!

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