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Name: John B.
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2001-2002

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)

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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.

J. Elliott

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