Get Moles out of Your Garden

November/December 2005

Moles like to feed on the grubs, earthworms and other soil critters that they may find in your garden, and in the process they can sometimes damage your plants. A repellent mixture of castor oil and soap usually causes moles to leave an area. Put one-half cup each of castor oil and dishwashing liquid in a jar, and shake well. Use this as a concentrate and mix 2 to 3 tablespoons in a gallon of warm water. Use a watering can to dribble it over the area you want to protect. A castor oil-based commercial product called Mole-Med has the same effect. Until you get the animals to feed somewhere else, make time to visit your garden each morning and step on all the tunnels around your plants.