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Using Chloroform in the Garden

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Hello. I'm in south africa and I have a serious mole problem - the Cape Dune Mole-Rat (it's a massive thing larger than a rabbit) is destroying my garden! I've contacted a professional and they say they use chloroform to kill them through multiple applications. I'm generally against using poisons (we have a veggie garden) and I'm just wondering if this is good practice? From what I can see Chloroform is dangerous stuff - is it safe to use in the garden?

Thought a bored science teacher might be able to help me out!!
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Chloroform can cause cancer.
Check MSDS

https://www.google.com/search?q=Chlorof ... irefox-b-m

Chlorine carbon compounds banned these days.
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Re: Using Chloroform in the Garden

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Thanks - I did see that.

The other thing they suggested is aluminum phosphate tablets - seems just as bad to me...

Think I'll avoid going down either of those routes... Might just have to get used to the moles :lol:
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Probably get an essenz ( Urine or something) from an animal what the rat dont like, like from fox, wolf, lion, etc. Ask a veterinary for that and spray it to the area where the rat lives.
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Re: Using Chloroform in the Garden

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Will see if I can find a compliant lion then :lol:

Good idea though - sure I can source some dog poop
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