How to get rid of moles in yard
Before getting down to business, it’s important to know more about moles. These diggers are burrowing insectivores which are about 6-8 inches long and have gray to black velvety fur, slender hairless snouts, and small eyes and ears.
Moles are notable for their large front feet with long claws that dig much like a hoe. Their breeding season is in early spring. Moles tend to live alone, so even if you might find a multi-tunneled pattern in your yard, it’s likely that those holes are home to only one mole.
How to get rid of ground moles with Dawn soap
If you’ve been wondering ways on how to get rid of moles in the yard without killing them, then you can take Dawn dish soap into account.
Combined with castor oil, it makes a great natural mole repellent for your lawn. If you notice, many commercial repellents use concentrated pellets or liquids composed of castor oil and other irritating ingredients to drive moles away. So instead of buying one, you can make your own mole repellent.
You don’t need to worry as the mix won’t kill the rodent. Instead, it’ll upset their digestive tract and cause stomach upset. The substance will also make their skin itch, so they’ll most likely reroute their tunnels elsewhere.
Prepare Dawn dish soap, water, castor oil, as well as hose end sprayer to make the repellent. Heat water in a kettle. In a jar, add castor oil and 3 quarts of hot water.
Next, add Dawn Dish Soap, shaking or stirring the mixture together. Once complete, let the mixture cool before pouring it into a garden sprayer. Now you can use the mix to spray your lawn as well as pouring it directly onto mole holes.