Episode #350 | Original Air Date: July 2, 2021
You’ve probably never seen them, though you may have seen their tunnels running across your lawn.
We’re talking about moles. These small mammals definitely frustrate some gardeners, but they usually don’t cause any lasting damage.
They’re often considered beneficial creatures because they feed on white grubs, mole crickets, and other pest insects that might otherwise harm your plants.
If you have mole activity in your landscape, try to learn to live with the tunnels. Just press any disturbed soil back in place.
If the tunnels become intolerable, several traps are commercially available. Or you can try using the repellant products which contain castor oil. Be sure to follow label instructions.
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