Moth Balls and Plants
Name: John B.
I heard that putting a few mothballs in my flower garden
would get rid of moles. I tried it and it seems to work. But is it a bad
idea to be putting napthalene and/or paradichlorobenzene in my yard?
Will it kill the plants, or have other effects? (I'm not putting it in
with any edible plants)
The following may be helpful
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
Moth balls are commonly recommended for deterring animals, and I have never
heard of them harming plants. Generally the materials dissipate pretty
quickly, especially after rain, and most people don't have very good long
term success with them.
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Update: June 2012