Driving Moles Out of Your Yard

Moles can bring disturbance and chaos in your yard when their burrows and tunnels make unsightly humps and uproot your plants. Although there are many chemical, traps and poisons available in the market to kill the moles. It is more humane and effective as well to use natural methods to send them off away. The most successful and cost-friendly way traditionally to drive moles away are by using castor oil. Here are the steps on how to drive moles out of your yard.

You will need:

  1. Dish Soap
  2. Bucket
  3. Empty Plastic Bottle
  4. Castor Oil



  1. Firstly, fill 6 ounces of castor oil into a small plastic bottle with a screw on cap.
  2. Add in 2 tablespoons of dish soap and shake to mix well the mixture. When the mixture becomes concentrate, pour about 1 ounce of it into a large bucket and add in a gallon of water.
  3. Then, pour or spray the mixture over the entire lawn where the moles problem occur, you can make it more repellent if needed. If there is any rainfall, you need to repeat the repellent application process again.

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Additional Reading:

Gene Logsdon’s Wildlife in Your Garden: Or Dealing With Deer, Rabbits, Raccoons, Moles, Crows, Sparrows, and Other of Nature’s Creatures : In Ways th

Common Garden Enemies: A Gardening Guide Starring Slugs, Deer, Squirrels, Moles, Mice, Cats, Birds, Foxes, Sheep and Rabbits