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?

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Mothballs are a bit too toxic to be putting anywhere.

tj

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 10:23PM
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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
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

My grandparents used mothballs and they are all dead.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 11:09AM
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