Mole Stopper Recipe
- To 1 Gallon of water,
- add 6 ounces of Castor Oil.
- and 2 Tablespoons of dishwashing Detergent.
This makes a Concentrate that must be further diluted, by mixing
1 ounce of Concentrate to 1 Gallon of water. A lawn fertilizer Sprayer may be
adjusted to automatically mix this ratio. A Sprinkler will do the work for you.
Use this solution to water your
lawn or garden.
Castor Oil has been proven to repel Moles.
You must use enough to get down to the moles ( 6" or so).
You can also plant the perimeter of your garden with Castor Bean Plants, that can easily grow 12' tall and 4' in diameter. Many Seed Catalogs list them. Start the seedlings indoors in late winter and plant them outdoors after all danger of frost.
The entire plant is mildly toxic. But the large Brown Beans are Highly Toxic-to-small-Children, pets and livestock; especially Horses. It contains the water-soluble toxin, Ricin. The roots are thought to permeate the soil with their mild toxin which Moles dislike. To keep the plants in bounds, remove the flower buds to prevent production of seeds.