How to Get Rid of Ground Moles With Dawn Soap

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How to Get Rid of Ground Moles With Dawn Soap

Not a lot of people will realize that they have a ground mole problem in their garden or lawn until someone twist their ankle or new and have to spend money at the emergency room. Getting rid of ground moles with dawn dish soap is a great way to stop this problem without harming the animal.

This method is safe to use around animals and your kids and will cost you little to nothing to do because we all know how expensive an exterminator is.

Things You Will Need:

Castor Oil

Dawn Dish Soap

What Are Ground Moles?

Ground moles are carnivores that feed on insects rather than plants and other vegetables in your garden or lawn. The problem with them is that they will dig hundreds of feet below the ground and make it hard for plants and other things to grow. Ground moles are not related to rodents/Rats so using rat traps won’t work on them.

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How To Know If You Have Ground Moles

  1. You see holes in the ground similar to the size of the ground mole.
  2. You see the ground moles themself.
  3. You feel the ground caving in when you walk in some areas.
  4. Some of your plants start to die in your garden or they cave into a hole.


Get Rid of Ground Moles With Dawn Soap Process

Below is the exact method I used to get rid of ground moles in my backyard a few years ago and they never came back.

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Step 1) Locate All The Holes

hole in the ground dig by ground moles

This step is really important for you to make this mole repellent work. You need to find each and every one of the holes that they have dig hundreds of feet below the ground and make them. This will prevent you from missing a hole when you start to apply the mixture to it.

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Step 2) Make The Mixture

adding dawn dish soap to water

Now let us make the mixture. Get a large container that can hold at least 3 gallons of water in it. Add 1 Cup of dawn dish soap along with 1 cup of castor oil. Add water until it is full and Mix it around until it suds and you are done.

Step 3) Apply The Mixture To The Holes

adding dawn dish soap mixture to ground mole hole

Pour an adequate amount of the mole repellent into each of the holes. Do not try to fill the holes because they can be hundreds of feet deep. Add some dirt to the top of the hole and pour a little more repellent mixture into it. This will let you know if they are going back in the holes if you see the dirt moved.

(Note) – Do not pour the dawn dish soap mixture in a lawn sprayer because dawn dish soap can actually burn your lawn if it stays on it while the sun is hot. I have made this mistake and I even made my own weed killer with dawn dish soap and vinegar. Article to that below.

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Step 4) Repeating The Process 

Repeat step 3 every 2 days for 1 week and you will see that the ground moles have relocated permanently. You can try to fill the holes as much with dirt once the molds are gone. If they seem to be in your yard or garden still, repeat this process for another week.

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