How to Kill Moles With Juicy Fruit Gum

Updated February 21, 2017

Moles are small furry creatures that can wreak havoc on a lawn by tunnelling under the soil. This tunnelling creates burrows, which can pop up all over your yard. There are multiple methods of ridding your lawn of moles. If you want to try an inexpensive method of getting rid of moles, you can use chewing gum as your tool. Although this method isn't scientifically proven, many gardeners and homeowners swear by it as an effective remedy.

Cut several sticks of Juicy Fruit up into pieces about 1/2-inch square.

Dig into a mole tunnel using a small hand spade or shovel. Try to remove the top layer of soil, taking care to disturb the rest of the tunnel as little as possible.

Place one of the sections of Juicy Fruit gum into the hole.

Cover the hole back up with dirt. Don't press too hard as you return the dirt so that you don't close up the tunnel.

Repeat this process in multiple locations over the entire area that has visible tunnels present.

Things You'll Need

  • Juicy Fruit gum
  • Hand spade
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