Does anyone know how to eliminate ground moles and woodchucks from taking up residence in an and around our home. They can make horrendous holes. They have already made their presence know here in Charlotte, MI
Grammamare from Charlotte, MI
Moles eat the grubs and other insect under the ground. In May I spread grub killer on the lawn. I have used smoke bombs in the past, but the moles have to be in the burrows to be effective.This year I have put down a product called Moletox. I haven't used it before so it will take awhile to evaluate it. Oh, forget mothballs. The critters just move them out of the way. (05/02/2008)
Use lime, its cheap and works well. (05/02/2008)
For getting rid of Chipmunks: try sprinkling dried blood meal on the soil surface; it's odor is repellent to them. The blood meal also supplies the soil with nitrogen.
For Moles: Moles may hate the smell of soiled cat litter even more that you do. Pour some down their tunnels. Or mix 1/2 cup (120ml) of Castor oil in 2 gallons (8 liters) of water and drench the mole hills with it.
An organic vole repellent: If your vegetable garden or lawn shows signs of vole infestation try a fertilizer that includes Castor oil meal. This organic, but poisonous product enriches the soil and discourages rodents of all sorts. Distribute several handfuls per square yard (square meter) and water it in; the effects of the repellent will last for several months. (05/05/2008)
We have tried everything natural (so to speak) to get rid of our mole problem. We have woods on either side of us which made us wonder why our yard was the yummy place to be. Grubs. If you have moles you have grubs. You must get rid of the grubs and the moles will go away. I tried, Juicy Fruit gum, traps, mothballs, and Castor oil to no avail. The rescue cat did proudly bring us 2 presents (yuk). And the dog could hear them, but the holes he could dig were second only to visions of Bill Murray in Caddyshack.
We thought about using used cat litter, but worried it would bring scads of feral cats to mark territory. So we killed the grubs, packed down the mounds when we saw them and are finally after 2 years mole free. I'm sorry I don't have an organic recipe for killing grubs, but we're going to try broadcasting sugar on the grass to kill weeds and hopefully it will kill some grubs as well.
Good luck. (05/05/2008)
We had moles a few years back and I bought these cylinder things that run on batteries and stuck them in the mole holes. Voila. No more moles, the things vibrate and make a humming noise. A year later they were still running, cost about $10 ea. (05/07/2008)
Plant Crown Imperials. They are a bulb that smells bad and repels moles, voles, mice, and other rodents. They are hardy in zones 4-8, and are beautiful. Google them for more information. (05/08/2008)
We use Ex-Lax. Chocolate to be exact. Break off a tiny square and put it in the hole. They eat it and it makes them very sick and they leave, never to return. Moles are an animal that has a memory for traumatic events. Ex-Lax to them is trauma. They won't come back. Good luck. (06/05/2008)
Several years ago I used dish soap and mixed "very hot" sauce in it and poured it down the holes.
It has been 10 years since we had any and now they are back so am going to try it again in backyard.
Good luck everyone. (08/04/2008)
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