Skunk Lilies or Chocolate Lilies

lovescrittersSeptember 18, 2008

Hi, all. We have moles galore in our yard this year!! I was told that the bulbs of the chocolate lily (also known as skunk lily, dirty diaper, etc.) will deter these pests and make them go elsewhere to dig and tunnel. Does anyone know where I can purchase these bulbs? I will also be willing to trade for other plants. I am an avid grower of all types of houseplants. Thanks for any help you can be. I'm desperate!!

Dar S.

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gardengal48

Specialty bulb suppliers (i.e. McClure and Zimmerman) will often carry them, although the species typically recommended for this purpose is Fritillaria imperialis. And you should know that folk or home remedies such as this (and others) to control moles are not considered to be very effective, if they work at all. Trapping - if allowed in your area - is really the only effective control that doesn't involve rather toxic fumigation chemicals.

Here is a link that might be useful: mole control info

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 4:01PM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

I saw a sonic mole repeller in my hardware store! Supposed to work for moles, and other burrowing rodents. No idea if it really works. It was solar powered.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 11:28AM
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Mystery_Gardener

Hi:

Here is a good link to help deter various rodents anf other small animals

Cheers,
MG

Here is a link that might be useful: Rodent help

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 4:16PM
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