I’ve been trying for years to get rid of moles safely. Then last week my pet sitter told me what happened to a client’s puppy. The puppy’s owner placed Poison Peanuts deep into a mole run and the pup managed to dig up the peanut and ate it. The pup’s owners were just trying to rid their lawn of moles. Unfortunately, they used the wrong method.
DOGS AND EVEN CATS COULD DIG UP A POISON PEANUT
This poor pup that my pet sitter told me about managed to get to the vet on time, but what if he hadn’t? The pet owners were certain the pup couldn’t reach the poison, but he did. I lost a cat when I was young because he ate a dead mouse that had been poisoned. Poisons just aren’t safe!
I’ve been battling moles for years but haven’t put Poison Peanuts in the runs because I know my dogs will dig them up. I won’t take the chance on losing one of my dogs. Since poison seemed to be my only option I just gave up because I wanted to get rid of the moles safely.
This year I did some online research to find how to get rid of moles safely. I wanted to find something that I could treat the yard with that wasn’t poisonous to pets or the environment. On one site a woman wrote that she used flea and tick shampoo to treat her yard. Another one said to put human hair in the mole runs. I have too many mole runs to do that!
CASTOR OIL JUST MAY BE THE SILVER BULLET to get rid of moles safely
Then I discovered that castor oil is safe to use around pets. The particular brand of castor oil I used is Baar’s MolEvict Lawn Mole Castor Oil. I read the instructions and thought that this is something I could do.
If you want to try this, take one of your old fertilizer containers with the screw top and hose attachment. Put one cup of castor oil and one cup of unscented dish liquid in the container. Some people add cayenne pepper to this mixture but I didn’t. Screw the lid on and turn on the hose. The water from the hose will pull the mixture from the container and spray it out into the yard. Spray the yard just enough to see that it’s wet. There is no need to saturate the yard. The liquid will go down into the soil. A 32-ounce bottle of MolEvict treats 5,000 square feet of yard. I have a half-acre so I had to buy a gallon. I discovered that I can win the battle with the moles for the yard without hurting or killing my pets.
LOOK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND PET SAFE PRODUCTS to get rid of moles safely
You don’t have to completely give up on having a nice yard just to keep your pet safe. There are organic and pet safe products that will get rid of moles safely and you won’t have to worry about your beloved pets. Each year thousands of pets die from ingesting some sort of toxin. Whether it be spilled antifreeze, sugarless gum, or rat poison, this needs to be addressed. We need be sure to read labels, do research and use environmental and pet-friendly products.