Bounce. To repel
gophers and moles, shove a few sheets of Bounce into the tunnel
openings and then fill the tunnels with dirt. Oleander, the
fragrance in Bounce, is a natural repellent that repulses gophers
Castor Oil and Ivory
Dishwashing Liquid. To repel moles. mix one-half cup castor
oil, four tablespoons Ivory Dishwashing Liquid, and two gallons
water and drench the molehills with the solution. Castor oil
naturally fends off moles.
Maxwell House Coffee.
Spreading Maxwell House Coffee grounds around your yard repels
moles—and simultaneously fertilizes your lawn and garden.
Parsons’ Ammonia and
Tampax Tampons. To repel moles or gophers, saturate a Tampax
Tampon with Parsons’ Ammonia. insert the engorged cotton deeply into
the tunnel opening, and fill the tunnel with dirt. The pungent fumes
will prompt the animals to tunnel elsewhere.
Tidy Cats. Pour
used Tidy Cats cat box filler into the mole, gopher, or groundhog
tunnels. The animals take one whiff of the scent of their natural
enemy and quickly tunnel elsewhere.
Ziploc Freezer Bags.
Place a portable radio inside a gallon-size Ziploc Freezer Bag, turn
the radio on, seal the bag shut, and place it near mole and gopher
tunnels. The sounds of Black Sabbath, Snoop Dogg, or Rush Limbaugh
will repel moles and gophers.