Ok so I had asked about a solution on an organic problem to moles. So excited by the initial results I had to share. While I got a little overzealous in the initial application I found a smelly but organic solution to the issue. I actually saw what I am guessing was a vole and not a mole run to the nextdoor neighbors yard for cover. Because we have an oversized city lot and a little brook dividing our property our backyard typcially looks like a tiny wildlife sanctuary. It has now been 5 hours and the only ones that I have seen are those vacating, including a little critter exiting the biggest hole and a chipmunk now taking cover under my car.
I sprayed down an overly healthy dose of Bonide Shot gun animal repellant spray around the permiter of my lawn, my garden (especially my roses and pea plants) and under the farmer's porch. Initially the stuff smelled like hot peppers and garlic and I sprayed and sprayed and soon could tolerate the smell. About 15 minutes after I finished applying this vomit inducing sulfury seawoody smell kicked up and I could even smell it in the house. It dissipated for the most part in about an hour but I had to take a really long shower and after washing my clothes I had to rewash them because the bathroom where the laundry machine in then also reeked whichi indicates to me that it has some staing power if it rains. In future I would do a smaller area so the smell dissipated faster and wear clothes that would stand being bleached or discarded (and wear a hat to keep it out of my hair) but overall I have never seen something that kept animals away so effectively that was not poison. The birds land for a split second and then leave, the squirrels and chipmunks are gone and supposedly it keeps unwanted dogs and deer away too. I am not sure if your dog/cat will appreciate it and you can't pick and choose the animals you want to keep away from the area you squirted but if you are at wits end this is definitely worth a try.
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