Weeds, Bugs and Moles are the bane of my existence.
WEEDS and I do not get along. I yank, whack and pull and as soon as my back is turned, they just laugh their butts off, pop right back up and I swear I hear them giggling during the night. I am one of THOSE people who will not use chemicals to kill anything. Although my hubby used TOTAL VEGETATION KILLER to try to kill the grass in our driveway . Hubby fought the grass and the grass won. Even with the Killer chemicals so now we mow the driveway. Eventually I want to have a stamped concrete driveway installed, THAT is not even on the most current list of stuff I want to have done.
BUGS, I think I got a handle on right now. I use a vinegar and borax combo killer mix for overall bug killer and I also use a Sugar and Borax ant killer. Both work pretty well.
MOLES will be the death of me, I am sure. They tunnel from the woods then all over my yard and exit out the other side of my yard. I have tried just about everything. Boiling water... I think they thought it was a hot shower just for them, like this is NOT a Holiday Inn Express. Castor Oil..... here again I think it was a total system cleanse for them and I do not even want to think about where they cleansed themselves at. Firecrackers.... YooooHoooooo Fourth of July didn't work either. Bubblegum..... Just what I need bubble blowing Moles. I even bought those sonic sound thingys that the fruit cake Jerry Baker said would work. Well I installed them and then when I went to mow, the grass covered them and I ran over one and it chewed up my mower blade and made my hubby mad because we had to take it to the shop to be repaired. Any way what does Jerry Baker know.... He is the one who said put stale beer out for the slugs and snails. I did that too and all I got was a bunch of drunk slimy slugs and snails. Now they show up expecting a all you can drink party. I think a trip to the Gun Range so I can practice and then I can sit on porch with a shotgun and blow those sadistic evil things out of my yard. Do they have a Mole shooting season? If so, what is the penalty for shooting those suckers out of season? I don't care... you see those piles in the picture? That is only 3 out of about 100 +. Everything I have read says moles are NOT harmful...... BULL HOCKEY they totally tear up your yard. Why can't they eat the drunk slugs and snails and die?
If anyone can throw natural tips they can throw my way for controling Weeds, Bugs and Moles and what the hell tips on Slugs and Snails would be greatly appreciated.