The back property line of my yard borders a drainage ditch, and there is a 40-acre field behind it. Needless to say, moles use that ditch as a superhighway. I tried all kinds of reactive things to get rid of moles, and finally decided to get proactive. This stuff works, but the reviews here are filled with unrealistic expectations. It is going to take an initial HEAVY application or set of applications and then a period of WEEKS before you see any realistic results. The castor oil needs time to get down into the ground. You could try to open up various tunnels and just scoop some of this in to try to hurry the process, but I didn't. I purchased 10 bags of this and put them all down over a three-week period just to get started because I had mole tunnels all over the back thirty feet of so of my yard. Since then, I try to put down two bags per month every month, and I water it in or time it just before a rain. You need to continue to make applications, or the castor oil will eventually move too deep to be effective. Two bags may be overkill, but it sure beats trying all of the ineffective reactive stuff. I have missed a month here or there with no ill effects yet. Since I drove the moles out I have had only one instance of a mole coming into my yard. His tunnel ended about 8 inches from the ditch as he got into the castor oil and he never returned. It has been eight months and I've never been mole free this long. So be patient, consistently keep applying in the areas where they get into your yard forevermore going forward, and you will be mole free. If you balk at the price, you can also spray a castor oil and detergent mix. I've found that messy and time consuming and I always found a reason to skip applications. With this product, it takes me ten minutes and $60 a month to never have to deal with moles ever again. That's worth it to me. Your mileage may vary.
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