Users' questions

Will mothballs get rid of moles?

Will mothballs get rid of moles?

Moth balls don’t effectively control the mole population in your yard. Simply placing moth balls in mole tunnels may not lead to fume concentrations that are high enough to kill moles. Additionally, moles can simply remove moth balls from their tunnels by placing the moth balls above the ground.

How do I get rid of moles in my yard with mothballs?

It’s inexpensive yet effective. You simply need to place several mothballs at the entrance of the tunnels dug by these pests. The balls can be wrapped in plastic to keep their smell intact for a longer amount of time. They’ll run away from the strong smell and look for a new home.

What is the fastest way to get rid of moles in your yard?

Here’s how to get rid of moles humanely:

  1. Eliminate Their Food Sources. Moles love grubs.
  2. Apply A Repellent. In some cases, a mole repellent is an effective solution for an infestation.
  3. Use Plants As A Barrier.
  4. Dig A Trench.
  5. Create An Unfriendly Environment.
  6. Keep Your Lawn Tidy.

What smells do moles hate?

Moles hate the smell of tar, and you’ll block their escape. Some readers say it works to sprinkle dried blood, tobacco, powdered red pepper, or coffee grounds near tunnel entrances.

What do moth balls do to moles and voles?

Mothballs or moth flakes are also touted as a supposed mole and vole repellent. Again, the idea is to sprinkle the moth balls down the holes, tunnels and burrows of mole and voles.

What can I use to get rid of moles in my yard?

If you mix three parts of castor oil (Amazon link) with one-part dish soap, then dilute four tablespoons in a gallon of water, you have a natural, homemade mole repellent spray. Either spray it or pour it at mole tunnel entrances. If you have a smaller yard and a big mole colony, you may want to spray the whole yard.

Why are moles a problem in my yard?

In their natural environment or in large, open rural areas, moles do not cause significant damage. It’s only when they make their way into your lawn and garden that they become a problem. Moles naturally aerate soil and eat the larvae of destructive insects.

Is it illegal to put mothballs around your house?

Even the popular eHow web site gives instructions for how to use mothballs to rid your home of fleas, snakes, mice, and rats by filling open plastic butter tubs ¾ full of mothballs and placing them around your home–all illegal and dangerous uses. Many people don’t even realize that mothballs are pesticides.