Voles - how to get rid of them

Voles - how to get rid of them

am 16.07.2006 17:45:10 von p-nut

Last yr I had a mole problem, traps fixed that problem.
This yr it's voles, I have tons of small little holes next to my house and
in my small garden.
Anyone know the most effective way of getting rid of them?
I have been dropping poison pellets down the holes outside of my fence but I
have a dog in my back yard and don't want to put poison anywhere back there.
Luckily they aren't affecting my garden much but I have to till every couple
days because when I water the plants all the water goes down into the vole
holes which seems to drain in China.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Re: Voles - how to get rid of them

am 16.07.2006 17:57:45 von Eggs Zachtly

p-nut said:

> Last yr I had a mole problem, traps fixed that problem.
> This yr it's voles, I have tons of small little holes next to my house and
> in my small garden.
> Anyone know the most effective way of getting rid of them?
> I have been dropping poison pellets down the holes outside of my fence but I
> have a dog in my back yard and don't want to put poison anywhere back there.
> Luckily they aren't affecting my garden much but I have to till every couple
> days because when I water the plants all the water goes down into the vole
> holes which seems to drain in China.
>
> Thanks for any help you can give me.

A. Did you actually *see* one, to know that it's *for sure* a vole?

B. Rather than traps or bait, perhaps removing the reason that they want to
be in your yard in the first place, would be the way to go? (Get a positive
ID, and find out what they feed on.)

"Small little holes" could be any number of things, from moles/voles to
cicada emerging, to chipmunks, etc.

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