Holy Moley!

Given the flying-off-the-shelves success of our recent Solar Molechaser sale (sorry if you missed it — it was a doozy!), I figured there must be lots of you out there who would appreciate a few easy tips to get those bulldozing bullies to mosey on outta your territory.

Contrary to what most folks think, moles are insect eaters. Unfortunately, as they tunnel through the soil in search of dinner, they travel right through grass roots, leaving them vulnerable to drought, diseases, and other pests.

Fortunately, there are several ways to say “Sayonara.” Whichever one you choose, you might have to repeat it a few times, but eventually, the moles will give up and move on. First, locate the tunnel entrances, then pop one of these anti-mole tools into the hole:

  • A stick of Juicy Fruit® gum and a partially crushed garlic clove
  • Several scoops of used kitty litter
  • A few squirts of pine-based cleaner
  • Half a cup or so of my Mole-Chaser Tonic:

Mix 1½ tablespoons of hot-pepper sauce, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and 1 quart of water in a bucket, and pour a little of the mixture into holes every foot or so along a mole run. The little guys will get a taste they won’t soon forget!

The one sure way to get moles out of your yard is to banish their food supply — grubs — by drenching your turf with beneficial nematodes. Just beware that once you’ve sent the grubs packin’, your mole problems could get worse for a while before they get better. That’s because the little guys, suddenly finding themselves without their favorite food, will charge around frantically in search of dinner before they head for grubbier pastures.

By the way, if you’re still shaking your head over missing out on the big Solar Molechaser sale, click here — you’ll get a 25%-off coupon just for signing up for our special e-mail offers!