How to Get Rid of Moles/Voles

Moles and voles are small rodents that typically attack your garden, feeding off plants, bulbs and other vegetation. While these creatures are more of a nuisance than anything, you typically want to eliminate them without actually causing harm or death. Applying a homemade mixture to your garden will accomplish this, working as a repellent for moles, voles and similar pests.


Step 1

Pour 2 tbsp. dish soap and 1 tbsp. castor oil into a large bowl. Use a whisk to create as much foam as possible, as the dish soap will quickly turn into foam as you whisk.

Step 2

Add about 6 tbsp. water to the mixture and continue whisking. Stop when you have something that looks like shaving cream.

Step 3

Scoop up about 2 tbsp. of the foam with your whisk and drop it into a watering jug. Fill the jug the rest of the way with water.

Step 4

Sprinkle the mixture over your garden area, thoroughly saturating the soil.

Step 5

Repeat this after rainstorms when the solution may rinse away and become ineffective. Also, reapply the mixture about every week to keep potency high enough to continue repelling moles/voles.

Mel Frank

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