Moles in The Lawn!


Have you been noticing a larger population of moles in your lawn? We are also receiving several calls from our customers wanting to know what can be done to help. We do offer treatment for a Mole deterrent in the turf. This is not a quick fix, what we offer is an insecticide (Talak) which has a broad spectrum control of insects for the first month, and (Acelepryn) an insecticide that lasts for six months that gives a long-term control of lawn insects. We also incorporate castor oil which tends to make their food taste bad and coats them which causes the desire to move away.

How Does it Work?

This formulation helps to discourage the moles’ current habitat. It also encourages them to move elsewhere as they should see their food source decrease and they are wanting to get away from the oil.  It may take a few weeks for them to move away as they will want to get to an area with a better food source.

How You Can Help

What you can do to help with the control is spray the lawn with a mixture of castor oil and Dawn dish soap one week after our application, and again one to two weeks later. This will help deter moles, voles, and other burrowing rodents in your lawn without damaging the turf. You can respray anytime you see activity from moles and other burrowing animals in the lawn.

Depending on what you are using to spray the lawn we recommend:

  • Hose end sprayer: Mix 3oz of Castor Oil and 1oz Dawn dish liquid in 2 quarts of water in a container. Pour this solution into your hose end container to spray the turf (2qts should cover 20,000 sq. ft.)
  • For backpack or hand-held sprayers, mix 1oz Castor oil with ½ oz. Dawn dish soap for 1 gallon of water.

You can contact the office if you have an interest in treatments for your lawn, give us a call at 770)582-0763, or send us an email at