How To Get Rid Of Moles And Gophers Using Castor Oil

Every gardener struggles to get rid of moles and gophers without chemicals, because you don’t want to kill them. And there is a perfect solution that sends moles and gophers away, because of the repugnant smell.

Before getting rid of moles you should know that these mammals don’t ruin the roots of plants. They eat snails, larvae and worms, and the mole hill ground is incredible fertile if you mix it with compost. But mole hills are very eye-disturbing in each garden, and you have to get rid of moles and gophers.

The tunnels that these mammals are digging underground can collapse the ground, and this way your crops and plants will wither and die. Not to mention that some unwanted pests can get through such tunnels and eat your crops.
Gophers, on the other hand, are the ones that damage badly your garden because they destroy the roots of your plants. Gopher hills are different from the mole hills: they have a hole on one side.

The best natural way to get rid of moles and gophers is to use castor oil or castor bean granules. This solution won’t harm the moles and gophers but the smell will send them away for good.

Put castor grains in the places where you think the tunnels are. The best time to place these grains is before rain or just wet the ground a bit before using this method. You can mix castor oil with water, and a few tablespoons are enough to put moles and gophers on the run.

Put the castor oil just on the three sides of the garden to let give them a place to run, otherwise they will remain stuck in the garden. Treatment can be repeated two times. After using castor oil or grains, you will see movement in your garden and you can apply directly on their nest then. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work after the first use, you can continue with this solution. The only condition is to prepare a stronger solution after each use.

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