I have a vole issue on my property tried everything.

  • I have a vole issue on my property tried everything.

    Posted by B-RAD on September 10, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    They wiped out a lot of my regular plants . And now there going after my raised beds on a cement slab . Caught one today while picking tomatoes

    B-RAD replied 1 year, 2 months ago 15 Members · 26 Replies
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  • zephyr

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    September 10, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    We have delt with those buggers ever since we moved to the country. Started noticing something…they avoid strongly scented plants…ate the roses off right below ground, but the sage and the bee balm right next to the roses are still standing…3 years later, everything strongly scented is surviving… garlic, lavender, so I have started planting garlic, etc at the corners of my raised beds, etc. We put rabbit wire on the bottom of the raised beds after the first year also.

    • B-RAD

      Member
      September 10, 2022 at 11:46 pm

      Hey Zephyr thanks for the tip I am almost ready to hook up the garden hose to my truck and just gas them lol

  • DiamondGal

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 12:59 am

    This year was my first year with voles. Sadly, I think they brought their extended family and all their friends. I don’t like to kill them, so I have a “Have a Heart” trap. Catching and releasing them far away from the house. I thought maybe they were coming back so my daughter and I marked a couple with a blue sharpie, but they didn’t come back. Also, the ones I let go run in the opposite direction of the house and yard and those guys are fast! All the videos I watched about deterrents seem to drive them to other parts of the yard and I have more then one garden area so I think they will just go after the other areas. I’m hoping when winter comes that they move on. I think I will try the other person’s ideas and plant things that they don’t like the smell of and scatter them in all the beds.

    • B-RAD

      Member
      September 11, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Hi DiamondGal Thanks for the tip on the traps . Did not know they made them for voles . Down side is I probably need a dozen they are everywhere in my beds and lawn

  • CalebHill

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 11:44 am

    I have had to deal with them for years. They seem to come in waves. This is a bad year for them. They ate half of my 50 pounds of potatoes. I can’t use poison on account of my dog. Considering flooding the tunnels with a hose which I’ve done in the past and then grabbing them with a shovel as they come to surface. Tedious and somewhat disgusting

    • LeslieB

      Member
      September 11, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      had an old timer tell me that he uses jucyfruit gum and it got rid of whatever was making tunnels in my garden , just put the gum in pieces into any hole you find

      • B-RAD

        Member
        September 11, 2022 at 2:40 pm

        Hi LeslieB Thank you for the tip heading out to the store today now thats on the list

    • B-RAD

      Member
      September 11, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      Hi CalebHill , Sorry to hear about your potatoes . I have tried to flood them out but on longisland the ground is Just sand so not much luck , Also we have not had any rain so every thing is burnt up except my raised beds has irrigation

    • Lolah-B

      Member
      September 30, 2022 at 2:25 am

      We have dealt with them in the past. Then we got a westie. End of moles, voles, lizards, mice. Westies are great hunters and we’re bred to hunt some kind of underground chipmunk. The only place we still have a rat issue is in the chicken pen. The dogs don’t get to go in there because they eat the poop. 🤢

  • Gypsy61

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    I wonder if putting wrigglies juicy fruit gum in their tunnels would work. It’s an old time one for moles… they eat it and get balled up inside and die.

    • B-RAD

      Member
      September 11, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      HI Gypsy61 . Thanks for the tip LeslieB just said the same thing so hope you guys are both right

    • GuerrillaProvisions

      Member
      September 11, 2022 at 2:54 pm

      Voles were insane this year….They decimated our onions and potatoes. I’m pretty excited to try juicy fruit gum. We are staunchly against poison, but this sounds like a doable compromise.

      • B-RAD

        Member
        January 21, 2023 at 8:32 pm

        I tried the Juicy fruit . They pushed it out of the hole LOL

  • Wingard_MT

    Member
    November 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Following! This growing season between voles and ground squirrels we were overwhelmed–the hayfields, onions & garlic took the biggest hits. Marigolds, tulsi, salvia, and nasturtium were the only thing that kept them off surrounding crops. We have electric rat traps (Victor old style) and BBguns that help a bit, once the hoot Owls took over the barn in July the population started dwindling. Noticed that where I planted pumpkins on their mounds, they left the area…every year different methods work, a constant challenge here on our farm!

    • B-RAD

      Member
      January 21, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you

  • DrumminSon

    Member
    November 9, 2022 at 8:53 am

    My two Yorkies take care of the moles and voles they will stalk them dig them up kill them and leave the body laying beside the hole for me to find. Good doggies!

    • B-RAD

      Member
      January 21, 2023 at 8:29 pm

      👍

  • MartHale7

    Member
    November 9, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    We would route the exaughst of our lawnmower right into the tunnels of the voles covering up the other entrances.


    People have reported success growing castor beans in with their plants to deter them.


    https://www.carolinacountry.com/carolina-gardens/a-giant-among-castor-beans


    • B-RAD

      Member
      November 16, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Marthale7 I was thinking of doing that with my truck lol . having no rain this summer seems to have made them move my lawn use to get rutted and that slowed down , Still gonna gas em

  • Gypsy61

    Member
    December 6, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Do you know anyone with a terrier?

    My pit use to get moles when she was young.

  • Sven

    Member
    December 14, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Try Billy’s Bone Sauce. Go to PermaPasturesFarm.com and order directly in their store. It repels deer, rabbits, voles. A little goes a long way. It ain’t cheap, but it works and that’s money in the bank when it comes to protecting your harvest. They also are in this app. Search for PermaPasturesFarm

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    • B-RAD

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      January 21, 2023 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you . 👍

    • B-RAD

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      January 21, 2023 at 8:36 pm

      All sold out . I will check back later

  • Kjc3

    Member
    October 1, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve got 12 chickens and lots of voles. I think the voles are too fast for the chickens to catch

  • Tootie

    Member
    December 13, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Hello. Yes chickens will catch and kill but haven’t seen them eat voles. Atleast mine don’t. They leave by my porch like a cat does his trophy mouse. Soo cute. This year has been horrible with those buggers. They cleared land near by and well our neighbor hood is now infested with these things reaking havic everywhere. Gotta watch you don’t step and twist your ankle. About to go caddy shack on them. I’ve put out poison food in there holes. Filled, smashed drowned there holes. Nothing so far is working. Auhhhh….

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