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Organic Mole Repellents

Mole coming out of a mole hole.
While moles are actually beneficial to your garden, eating the larvae of many harmful insects and aerating the soil, most homeowners don't like the messy piles of dirt. To send these little miners packing you don't need to use poisons or traps. This is a guide about organic mole repellents.


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September 25, 2008

I ran across this recipe for getting rid of those nasty moles and thought there's others out there that have a yard full of mole hills like I do that may find some use in it. I haven't tried it yet myself, but if you have tried this recipe or others that have worked, please post a quick note and let us know how it worked for you.



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July 12, 2010

I'm at my wits end! Moles are tunneling under all of my gardens. Over many years, I have spent lots of time improving the soil and removing rocks, all for the moles apparently. How about a couple hints on repelling, removing, and/or coping with the moles? I will not use poisons. Can someone help?

Hardiness Zone: 5b

By Annelle from NE PA

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April 21, 20060 found this helpful
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Some garden centers carry predator urine crystals you can pour in the holes.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 30, 20070 found this helpful
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Plant daffodils or any bulb that is in the garlic family it worked for me. I went online to the HGTV site and that is the advise they sugguested. It worked in the fall I planted them and in the spring the moles or voles disappeared. It won't hurt to try!!

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 1, 20070 found this helpful
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I live in Michigan and have a lot of problems with moles also. I tried traps, poision and everything else with limited success. My garden center in Kalamazoo carries a mole repellent called Repellex. I currently use the granular and have bought the liquid which are both easy to apply. It seems to work pretty well and I buy it twice a year. The packaging says it is made with castor oil, hot pepper, and garlic. The granular definitely smells like garlic! It doesn't bother my dog (who I wish would catch the moles) and the smell is not noticeable when applied. It is considered a natural product and is made from just a few ingredients so I think it is worth trying.

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful
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An odd job for your husband. Human urine poured on the hill will chase them away. Be inventive as to how you collect this product. I used a toilet seat over a 5 gallon bucket in an area where there was privacy. Don't crack up laughing. It worked for me.

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April 22, 20140 found this helpful

My cat has access only to my backyard where there are moles and mice. She keeps bringing them in. Is there some way I can repel the moles and mice without harming my cat at all?

By Marsaye from Guelph, Ontario

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April 24, 20140 found this helpful

It seems to me that your cat is doing the job of thinning out the mice and moles. That's what cats are supposed to do. If she is not killing them, you'll have to do that when she brings them in. Likely she wants to practice with them a bit and sharpen up her hunting skills. Eventually she'll do them in, and then likely chow down. I don't know why you would need anything other than your cat. Let her do her job.

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