Do mothballs really work?

melvee(7)July 13, 2009

I heard that putting mothballs in the garden will keep my dogs away. i have a black lab that likes to dig up my garden, but he seems to only go after the same one spot each time. is it safe and effective to put down mothballs? will the smell really work to keep him away?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Mothballs are a bit too toxic to be putting anywhere.

tj

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 10:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

TJ is correct. They are never to be used outside in the open. The ingestion of just one can kill your dog.

Purchase a repellent that is intended for this use, instead.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 5:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

My grandparents used mothballs and they are all dead.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 11:09AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New Gardener with three raised beds
I just created 3 raised beds but do not have anything...
Redwigglerwarrior
black little ants indoor - how to get rid of them?
Hi all, We spend 30' each morning getting rid of ants...
ptien
Prep Your Garden for the Coming Spring
Hey guys! I just wrote an article entitled, "Prep...
Miko Lawn and Landscape
Make your own Seed Tape
Something to do on a cold Feb. day make your own seed...
oldgardenguy_zone6
Need to kill a huge pine tree
Can someone please let me know how I can kill a huge...
ross-07
Sponsored Products
Entryways Door Mats One Sunflower 18 in. x 30 in. Hand Woven Coir Door Mat
$39.97 | Home Depot
Burger Stuffer
$11.95 | FRONTGATE
Lazy Susan Vibrant Multi Starburst Mirror
Beyond Stores
Trix Modular Seat by Kartell
$1,550.00 | Lumens
68" Poynter Acrylic Tub on Wood Cradles
Signature Hardware
Floating Medallions Runner 2' 6" x 12' - TURQUOISE
$349.00 | Horchow
Honeywell HY-254 QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan
Overstock.com
Surya 18 in. Cube Wool Pouf - Hot Pink - POUF-223
$94.04 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™