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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    November 29, 2010
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    I have never heard of using bubblegum before so I cannot say one way or the other as to its effectiveness. However, there are other things you could try. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mole-control-home-remedies-for-removing-moles-from-your-yard.htm

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    Kelley on
    April 21, 2015
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    Juicy Fruit gum works for me.

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    Kelley on
    April 21, 2015
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    Hello, I'm certainly no expert, but I do have a terrible mole problem. I had heard of using Juicy Fruit gum for moles, so last fall I walked around my yard and dropped gum into every hole I could find, and it seemed to have worked! It no longer felt as though I was walking on a sponge. I didn't get around to cleaning up my flower beds until the last couple of weeks, and as I raked back the leaves I discovered mole, (or vole), holes everywhere!! I will definitely be using the Juicy Fruit gum again! I take a stick of gum, tear in in half, then roll each half into a ball. Drop a ball onto their holes and, or, carefully dig open a small hole into their tunnel you can see, drop in the gum, then cover the hole back, careful not to fill or cave it in. I hope this works for you...and me!

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    Nikki on
    December 8, 2010
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    Heather on
    January 22, 2011
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    Things like chili pepper work because them make it uncomfortable for the cat to get at the plant. Much like if we get a bit of chili pepper in our eyes and it stings, it will do the same to your cat. Other things, like citrus, simply smell bad to them.

    You may want to consider growing a plant for the cat to nibble, like wheat grass. That was the cat gets what it needs and will be less likely to nibble on your houseplants. This article can help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/grass/grow-a-grass-houseplant-growing-grass-indoors.htm

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    Heather on
    February 20, 2011
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    Nikki on
    February 27, 2011
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    Probably 24" would be enough. I imagine that the rabbits are hopping onto the wall and then back off the wall into you garden. The wire fence will keep them from being able to make the hop down. Without a running start, they will not be able to get much height to get over the wire. This article should also help you with your rabbit problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/how-to-keep-rabbits-out-of-gardens.htm

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    Nikki on
    March 8, 2011
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    Yes, it should be fine. You will want to take steps to keep the cats out afterward, though. That being said, don't panic if some slips by you. Just make sure to wash your veggies well (which you should do anyway). This article may help with ideas for deterring cats from your garden: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/cat-repellent.htm

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    Nikki on
    March 10, 2011
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    They can be. If you have a problem with stray cats in the veggie garden, just make sure to wash your vegetables well. Washing will make them safe from the possible bacteria in the cat feces.

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