The Q&A Archives: Moles/Voles

Question: I have moles in my backyard and thought i got rid of them with a product called Liquid Fence. I've heard that castor oil will get rid of them too. What do you suggest?

Answer: There are lots of reported remedies for getting rid of 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. To get rid of gophers, 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 gophers, encourage your neighbors to do the same.

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