moles infesting my lawn - Knowledgebase Question

san francisco, Ca
Question by loscinco
April 5, 2009
what can i use to rid of the moles i have in my lawn without permanently exterminating ? I just want to have them go!!


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Answer from NGA
April 5, 2009

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Your first consideration should be to control the grub population in your lawn with beneficial nematodes or milky spore powder, both of which are spread on the lawn. Another tactic is to flush the tunnels with water (best done in the spring), or protect your garden by burying a fencing of small mesh, tightly woven hardware cloth. You could also try trapping them live in a Havahart trap. Moles hate the smell of castor oil beans, and there are repellents containing castor oil. There's also a device that creates underground vibrations that deter the critters. You may need to try a variety of these options, and keep it up.

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