Castor oil is a very useful oil to
use in controlling many different types of insects in your garden. It is especially useful
in controlling gophers, moles and voles in your lawn or garden.
Obtain a cup of castor oil and a
1/2 cup of any natural soap, to which you have added 1 gallon of hot water. Pour the
mixture into the gopher hole. Make a second batch and pour slowly around the effected
area. If you can't get enough hot water to use then I suggest that you pour the castor oil
into a sprayer that is attached to the garden hose. Get a sprayer that allows you to
control the mix to water ration. Adjust to the highest ratio possible. Miracle Grow makes
a great spray container that attaches to the hose. Put the castor oil into this container
and spray the entire area that has the gophers, etc. Best time to apply is early am before
a good hot day would work best. Apply again in a week then apply every month until problem
More Information on Castor Oil!
Mole Control Repels Moles up to three months!
A soil drenching of castor oil and
warm soapy water at 10 parts water to 1 part castor oil will keep gophers. moles, voles
and other soil burrowing creatures out of your lawn and garden for up to three months
depending on soil type and rainfall. A test done at the Michigan State University
So here again is my Castor Oil
formula for you folks
In Gallon hot water, add the
1 cup castor oil .
1/2 cup natural soap like Dr Bronners
Peppermint soap or Lavender
Water should be as hot as
possible. Soak areas that your having the problem with. If you can't get hot water then
use a container applicator such as Gilmore hose end sprayer with application settings. Set
at 10 parts per gallon. Spray in am. Hot day is best.
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