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About American Natural ProductsSince 1983 American Natural Products has been a pioneer in the development, manufacture and marketing of biorational pest management and plant growth promoting products used in agricultural and horticultural crop production. Our product line has been proven effective through many years of University trials and customer experiences. These products have been used across the United States and in many countries, by homeowners, lawn-care companies,
turfgrass managers, landscapers, greenhouses and nurseries, vegetable growers and grain
farmers. Our continuing commitment to produce only ecologically safe and effective
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16 Aug, 2012 9:59 AM
What are those brown spots on my lawn and what causes them?There are a number of different reasons for brown spots, such as low watering, insects, disease, dog urine spots, etc. A trained professional can perform an on-site inspection to identify your specific problem. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.17 Aug, 2012 12:51 PM
Insect and Animal Controls and RepellentsOur total pest solutions for moles, gophers, armadillos, insects, and many other critters that cause havoc in your yard. 17 Aug, 2012 12:53 PM
I just heard about your product for moles and gophers and am wondering if it can be used any time of the year, or if it should be used in the spring when there is more animal activity. Thanks!Directions
Apply when tunnels or cone shaped mounds appear in soil from early spring to late fall. To determine if tunnels are active, flatten tunnels and examine in 24-48 hours. Active tunnels will reappear and should be re-flattened after Chase is applied. As moles begin to react to Chase, increased tunneling activity may even be noted.

While you can apply Chase evenly by hand, you may also use either a broadcast or drop spreader. The correct application rate, regardless of method, is one pound of Chase per one thousand square feet. To initially set spreader, select a setting in the lower range of application rate. Then test setting by using one of these methods: The first is to put one-half pound of Chase in spreader and apply to an area that is 500 square feet square (approximately 7x7 normal walking paces). Readjust as necessary to reach the desired rate.
Treating Large Areas
While you can apply Chase to your entire yard in one treatment, another strategy that has proved to be effective is to “move” the moles in the direction you’d like them to exit your property. To accomplish that, apply Chase to one-third of the area to be treated, beginning with the one furthest from the direction you want them to leave. If you want pests to move from your flower garden toward a fence, begin at the garden. Then (at one or two day intervals), Apply the product to the other areas closer to the fence, ending with the one nearest to it. This approach is particularly effective when the area to be treated larger than 100’ x 100’.

Watering After Application
You can water Chase in to speed its penetration into the soil, or you can let Mother Nature do it with the next rain. Over time the granule will decompose and release the repellent into the soil for a “time released” treatment. In addition, the carrier used in the product is an all-natural and fully biodegradable material

30 Oct, 2012 2:11 PM
Will the Chase mole repellent be affected or affect the various weed & feed fertilizers used here in the midwest? Can do apply the Chase product at the same time as Liquid or Grandulor fertilizers, or do they need to be separated to avoid negitive effects on either? No, fertilizers will have no negative effect on the Chase Mole granules. They can be applied at the same time with no problem.7 Mar, 2013 11:19 PM
I live in Kansas City Kansas with a mole problem. I am ordering your Shcse mole repellant. When should I order the milky spores and neamadodes for the grubs?The grub control products work best when applied during the summer months.11 Apr, 2013 3:15 PM
What would you recommend I use for a fungicide for my grapevines which would not be harmful to the bees from my beehive?Fungastop is used widely on table grapes to control “bunch rot”. It has no negative effects on bees.21 Apr, 2013 10:20 PM
Can the Dipel BT be injected into zucchini plants to prevent borer destruction? Yes, this technique is used to help control vine borers.4 May, 2013 2:23 AM
Do you carry a product that would help condition clay soil for an established lawn? Yes, check out the Microp Soil Builder. It helps aggregate soil particles and build a good crumb structure. This makes for a more open soil that will grow a healthier stand of grass. http://americanatural.com/products/plant-soil-amendments/microp.html10 May, 2014 4:35 PM
How can I get rid of a chipmunk who nests under my terrace? If you mean that the chipmunk has dug a burrow to live in, the Chase Mole product will be effective in getting the chipmunk to move out of the existing burrow.23 May, 2013 3:36 PM
Can the liquid mole solution be used around ornamental fish ponds? Yes, as long as the repellent liquid is not sprayed directly into the pond. If the slope of the area is downwards to the fish pond, avoid applying the mole repellent within about 20 feet from the edge of the pond.26 May, 2013 5:03 PM
I like the ingredients in your potting soil, but not the shipping cost. Can I buy locally? I live in southern California?Sorry, the Organic Mechanics soil is only available in stores in the Eastern and Midwestern USA.28 May, 2013 9:50 PM
I would like to use Pond Kleen in my 1,500 gallon water garden. What dosage would I use? Thank you. Mix about 3 oz. of the Pond Kleen L&G in one gallon of water and then pour it into the water garden. Repeat at 3-4 week intervals.30 May, 2013 1:33 PM
What's in the moss removal product? Natural means?? I have cats and don't want any injury to them. Thanks. Moss Killer is made from all food-grade ingredients and is OMRI-listed for use in organic gardening.2 Jul, 2013 1:34 AM
I want to get a jump on my mole problem this year. Can I apply Chase Mole now, even though the ground is still frozen?There is no harm in applying the granular form of Chase Mole before the ground thaws. But of course, it won't really begin to work until watering or rain can wash the Chase Mole ingredients into the soil. If you time it right, an early application will begin working with the first rain of the season. However, weather being what it is, there is a slight risk that the first rain will happen before the ground thaws, allowing the granules to wash away before they release their active ingredients. In that case, you would need to reapply.25 Feb, 2016 7:30 PM
I have a 5 year old asparagus bed and grass and weeds are starting to invade. I don't want to use chemicals. How can I get rid of them?Hand weeding is time-consuming, but definitely effective. Alternatively you could use an herbicide. Our Phydura is made from clove oil and works to "burn down" weeds on contact. Just be sure to use it before the asparagus begins to sprout so you don't burn your asparagus! If weeds have not yet begun to sprout, you could use Dynaweed, which is a pre-emergent weed control formula, made from corn gluten. We stock that product seasonally and expect it to be available soon.26 Feb, 2016 7:32 PM
What is the shelf life of the Dynaweed corn gluten meal? Does it ever go bad or lose effectiveness?The Dynaweed product will stay effective for several years if stored properly. That means in a sealed plastic bag or other plastic container. It should also be kept out of extreme temperatures. Please note that the product can attract rodents, so care should be taken to protect it from mice, rats and other pests. 24 Mar, 2016 6:29 PM
I live in Florida, and we have very sandy soils. Will Chase Mole granular still work?The Chase Mole granular product has been used successfully in Florida and other areas on sandy soils for many years. The only concern is that it may not stay active quite as long as in other soils. 4-6 weeks repellency versus 8 weeks or more is the likely outcome.8 Apr, 2016 4:38 PM
Every year I have a lot of problems with fungus in my garden. Can you help me?Fungus pathogens will thrive in dark and still environments, so do what you can to increase air flow and access to sunlight in your garden. Depending on your site, this may mean pruning trees, choosing more open fencing materials, etc. If problems still develop, consider our product, Fungastop. Made from natural ingredients, this botanical formulation works as a contact fungicide and bactericide to protect your vulnerable crops.11 Apr, 2016 6:19 PM
Garlic mustard is becoming a problem on my property. I heard that Dynaweed can control this invasive weed--will that work?If cost is no object, Dynaweed might help control the sprouting of any garlic mustard seeds in the treated area. It is about 50% effective as a preemergent in year one, with cumulative results in the following years. To get decent control, it requires about 20 lbs of Dynaweed per 1000 sq ft. per application. The best time to apply the product is in early spring or late summer. Dynaweed will not hurt the fescues (cool season grass), as it only is active against seeds. In fact, it will work as a fertilizer (9-0-0) for any existing plants.

Because the garlic mustard is so persistent, I’d say that for sure you’d want to include a topical burndown weed killer like Phydura in your treatment program. The two treatments would have a fairly good chance of providing the control you are looking for.
10 May, 2016 9:53 PM
I want to try out Chase for my mole problem. How do I choose between the liquid or the granules?Both forms of Chase Mole are effective in helping you get rid of lots of garden pests including gophers, voles, armadillos, and of course-- moles. The liquid form of Chase Mole is quite concentrated and the quart size is designed to be attached to your garden hose for easy one step mixing and application. It is a very economical alternative, and generally the way to go. However, if you have sandy soils, the granules may be more effective. Also, if you don't have access to a hose, it may be easier for you to use the granules. Either way, Chase is a great product for getting rid of moles. Plus, if you read the label you'll see that Chase has more castor oil than lesser "bargain brands," and that it has a surfactant. (Very important--oil products without a surfactant are not nearly as effective.) If you have more questions about choosing the best Chase Mole product or other pest control product for your property please feel free to contact us--we're here to help.13 Jun, 2016 8:29 PM
How can I get rid of a groundhog in my yard?Our Chase mole and gopher repellent also works on groundhogs! If you have a groundhog on your property then you know these animals dig some pretty big burrows. To chase the groundhog off, you'll need to get Chase down in the burrow as well as on the ground all around the burrow area. The spray is great for this--it lets you get the product down in their burrow and saturate the soil above it as well. But of course you can always use granules if you don't have access to a hose near the groundhog's hole.
Chase is the humane and effective choice because it repels groundhogs, moles, gophers and armadillos, but it won't kill them and it won't harm pets or children.
26 Aug, 2016 5:34 PM
How do I get rid of poison parsnip without harsh chemicals? Wild parsnip gives me a terrible rash, so pulling it out is not an option. Do you have anything that can help?Have a look at our Phydura. It's a natural burn down herbicide that begins working on contact. Within hours of spraying, you'll see plants start to shrivel and droop. Two or three sprayings may be necessary to kill the root.6 Sep, 2016 7:34 PM
I want to use Chase Mole in my yard, but I have pets and I've heard castor beans are toxic. Are the castor oil granules safe for my dog and cat?There is a toxin in castor BEANS, but not in castor OIL. Of course, you wouldn't want your pets to eat or drink significant amounts of Chase Mole Repellent because it might produce an unpleasant laxative effect. But the product is not poisonous. Allowing your pet to play on a lawn that you've treated with a Chase Mole product should be perfectly fine.6 Sep, 2016 7:54 PM
There are patches of weeds and dirt throughout my yard and the grass is really struggling. I want to just start over with my lawn, but I don't want to use conventional herbicides. What can I do?Phydura is great for this type of situation. Choose a sunny day in fall or spring to spray. Phydura will kill both grass and weeds, but will not harm you or your pets. For best results, you should plan to apply it again a few days later to make sure you've got everything. In fact, if you time it right, you can do your first spraying on a sunny day in late fall, let the plants freeze through the winter, and then spray again in the spring. Depending on how much dead plant matter there is, you may want to break it up or remove it before you go on. You should also fill in any low spots and improve your soil and fertilize before you plant again. Select seed that is suited to the growing conditions where you are. Re-seed your lawn according to the directions on the bag of seed, and watch it grow!

18 Oct, 2016 8:59 PM
Is the mole and gopher repellent granules safe to use when you have a shallow well? If you don’t have very light or sandy soil, then this should be no problem. If the well is very shallow (less than 10 ft.) then it might be better to avoid applying the product in that area.28 Dec, 2013 5:59 PM
What is the ratio for diluting Nemastop to apply to the ground?Nemastop is very concentrated. For food crops, use 3 fluid ounces of Nemastop in 10 gallons of water to treat 5,000 square feet. Treat your crops every 60 days. For ornamentals & turf you can increase the concentration to 2 fluid ounces in 2 gallons of water to treat 1000 square feet and treat every 30-60 days. 3 Feb, 2016 10:24 PM
Help! I started container gardening, hoping that might might solve my nematode problem, but I've got nematodes again! Am I doing something wrong, maybe overwatering? Or is it possible that nematodes are coming in on the potting soil I'm using?It is unlikely that overwatering is the source of your problem. Nematodes and their eggs can easily hide out, even in brand new potting soil or in the soil of purchased plants. Soil with high organic matter, however, is less likely to have a nematode problem. In order to deal with your current problem, you might try our Nemastop (http://americanatural.com/products/insect-animal-controls-repellents/nemastop.html). It's very effective, concentrated, and made from plant extracts.9 Feb, 2016 8:44 PM
Winter is not quite over in my part of the country and the critters are hungry! What can I use to keep the rabbits from eating my evergreen trees?Rabbits & hares can really be voracious! There are three things we can suggest, and depending upon the persistence of your pests you may want to incorporate some or all of them.
(1) Flexible tree wraps. (Not something we sell, but you probably know several suppliers who do.)
(2) Plant Pro-Tec. Because they deter pests within a 2-3 foot radius, you should put them about a foot off the ground, or wherever you see the most damage. You will want to put them as close to the trunks as possible or else closely spaced along a perimeter fence. http://www.americanatural.com/products/insect-animal-controls-repellents/plant-pro-tec-deer-repellent.html
(3) Garlic Gard. This is a spray product that will need to be replenished every 10-14 days. If you have days that are warm enough for spraying, this might be a good alternative. You can learn more about that product and see a video testimonial here: https://www.soiltechcorp.com/product/garlic-gard/.
I hope this information is useful for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if we can help in any way!
9 Feb, 2016 8:47 PM
How is Nemastop applied, I ordered today and will be using in a vegetable garden, also when is best time? The Nemastop is diluted according to the label instructions and then drenched into the soil around the stem of the plant. It is best to start early in the season and then follow up again at 4-6 week intervals.7 Jan, 2014 9:27 PM
Can moles eat my flowers and small plants? If it's not the moles, what do you think it can be? Moles do not eat plants. They survive on grubs, insects, and earthworms. Gophers will eat plants, starting from the roots and working up.11 Jan, 2014 3:24 PM
I wonder if Phydura would kill the invasive Wintercreeper here in Missouri?As far a Phydura controlling this invasive species, the chances are quite slim. With any of these aggressive weed species, herbicides are mostly ineffective, otherwise the weeds would have been eradicated by now. These plants can spread readily from underground roots and bird borne seeds, neither of which a contact herbicide such as Phydura can address. Phydura is a non-selective burndown weed killer that is used for control of weeds where glyphosate is not a choice. Phydura is most effective where you are trying to control weeds at an early stage, before they get established. 31 Mar, 2017 4:53 PM
I keep hearing that nitrogen fixing bacteria would be good for my garden. But I thought bacteria cause disease. Is it really a good idea to add more bacteria to my garden? It depends on the type of bacteria. Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, many types of bacteria are essential for your health as well as to the health of your plants. Some common soil bacteria are capable of taking nitrogen gas from the air and transforming it to a form your plants can use---it’s almost like having free plant food, so yes, it is a very good thing! In fact, our product Microp uses soil-based cyanobacteria to build soil and benefit your plants.
Read more about how nitrogen fixing bacteria work here: http://americanatural.com/blog/nitrogen-fixing-bacteria-work/
And learn more about Microp here: http://www.americanatural.com/products/plant-soil-amendments/microp.html
5 Sep, 2017 8:01 PM
Can your mole repellent be put down in winter? I'm in NJ and in late fall I noticed some tunnels. Now in Jan. there are so many tunnels, there is not much space between them. We've had a deep freeze but wondering what to do as we thaw.The Chase Mole repellent can be used anytime that the ground is not frozen. As you've observed, moles can be active in the winter, even under a cover of snow on the ground. For the active castor oil in the product to reach the area where the moles tunnel, it will require some added water to leach the Chase Mole into the soil. . . . melting snow or rainfall will do just fine.8 Jan, 2018 10:46 PM
Will Phydura help eradicate/control wild parsnip?Phydura is a non-selective burndown herbicide made from all-natural ingredients. Weeds that are in an early stage of development are especially susceptible to Phydura treatment and are often eradicated with just one application. For control of wild parsnip, it is only somewhat effective. For immature plants, Phydura can burn/control the vegetative part of the weed, but any plant with a taproot like this will simply be slowed down, not killed. Multiple applications can provide some relief.

Also, wild parsnip produces seed, and any new plants from the seed will not be controlled. This is a very tough weed to eradicate.
31 Aug, 2018 9:22 PM
Is there a soil wetting agent that can be applied in hot conditions?For the past 20 years we have offered our Oasys Ultra wetting agent in the golf and turf markets. Oasys Ultra is formulated to increase percolation rates in dry, hard, and compacted soils.

Oasys Ultra is unique:

1) The active ingredient (Quillaja saponaria) is a plant extract that acts as a soil surfactant. Unlike most surfactant technology, Oasys Ultra can be applied in all conditions (including desert areas) without the fear of burning the grass (non-phytotoxic).

2) The plant extracts in Oasys Ultra also serve to feed and encourage beneficial bacteria in the soil profile. This results in healthier grass, better roots, and prevention of disease.

3) Oasys Ultra also provides a biostimulant ingredient from kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum). This material is particularly well-known for its ability to help turf bounce back from heat and environmental stress. Salinity tolerance is a documented result of kelp extract applications on turfs.
31 Aug, 2018 9:27 PM