[permaculture] rodent-repellant herbs?

Dylan Ford dford at suffolk.lib.ny.us
Thu May 12 08:20:55 EDT 2005

Dear Lisa,  I have never had the opportunity/need to try this, but I
remember reading years ago that if one cut sticks of juicy fruit gum into
pieces and placed those pieces in the mole tunnels, your problems would soon
be over. (?!) Since you're willing to try anything, and this doesn't require
a large capital outlay, I hope you will try this and please post your
results. Thanks, Sincerely, dylan ford

Dylan Ford is the author of the proposal at www.ideaforpresident.com , a
website devoted to an idea that could provide an avenue to address pollution
issues, food safety, social justice, prison reform and healthcare.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisa Rollens" <rollens at fidnet.com>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] rodent-repellant herbs?

> Hi Bill,
> Any idea where to get the moleplant?  I have terrible mole problems, to
> point that they kill a lot of the transplants I put in the ground.
> they are after the grubs, I am putting out milky spore, but that will take
> while.  The moles are all over the place, too.....gardens, yard, pasture,
> the point of killing grass.  My soil is real sandy.  Castor beans don't
> to do anything.  I am wondering if those things that rotate in the wind
> supposedly drive moles away actually work.  It seems that they might,
> considering the vibrations that I have heard are at the bases of
> Has anybody tried them?  Of course, they would just make the moles go far
> enough away if they work anyway.  Does anybody have any suggestions for
> problems?  I will try anything!
> Thanks,
> Lisa, in the Ozarks, MO, USA
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bill McDorman" <bm at seedsave.org>
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 10:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] rodent-repellant herbs?
> >I have had moderate success with MOLEPLANT - Euphorbia lathyris.  Its
> > contain irritating oils.
> >
> > bill
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