Moles can wreak havoc on an otherwise gorgeous lawn. Here’s our favorite tried and true recipe for getting rid of those pesky hole digging beasts!
1/4 cup castor oil
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons liquid detergent (We use Dawn)
Combine all ingredients in blender until consistency of whipped cream.
To Use: Add 2 Tablespoons of repellent to a regular garden watering can and then fill with warm water. Thoroughly water over areas of greatest damage.
For best results apply after a rain or a thorough watering.
To prevent moles from coming back, you’ll need to remove their major food source which is usually grub worms.
To permanently remove grub worms, apply milky spore to the affected areas each spring, summer and fall for at least 2 years in a row.
Milky Spore is a naturally occurring microscopic bacteria (Bacillus popilliae) that kills Japanese beetle grubs before they can grow into ravenous adults. It’s a long-term solution because it survives winter temperatures. The Milky Spore population increases each year, reaching peak effectiveness about three years after application, and lasts ten years or more.