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Anybody who's ever had a mole problem knows how much damage these little critters can cause. As they tunnel under your lawn eating lots of white grubs and other bugs, they raise mounds of soil and tear right through plant roots, making them susceptible to new problems with drought and soilborne diseases.

To take care of your mole problem, follow these steps:

Step 1:    Walk over every mole tunnel you see to push the grass back in place so it can take root and grow again. Use colorful golf tees to mark mole runs that pop up again and again. Give these runs a good dose of my Mole-Chaser Tonic:

1-1/2 tbsp. of hot sauce,
1 tbsp. of liquid dish soap,
1 tsp. of chili powder, and
1 qt. of water.

Mix all of these ingredients together, and pour a little of the mix into mole runways to make those moles run away!

Step 2:    When you find an open mole hole, drop in a piece of unwrapped Juicy Fruit chewing gum and a clove of garlic that's been partially crushed. The critters' little pink snouts will turn red with confusion!

Any moles who have not yet made up their minds about hitting the road will quickly decide that your yard is not such a good place to be after all!


Problem: Help! Moles are ruining my lawn! I have cats, and I've heard that you can use kitty litter to get rid of moles. Is that true?

Solution: Yes, it is. Take the soiled litter, and sprinkle it in the runs every 3 feet or so. That should soon send 'em running!

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