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jcbadabing
03-27-2012, 05:04 PM
Help! My yard is getting overrun by voles, the little varmints are digging tunnels all over my lawn. If the damned things were above ground I'd just hit 'em with the pellet gun. Anyone here have success stories on how they eradicated voles that they can share??


yarcraft91
03-27-2012, 06:25 PM
They seem to like peanut butter, even when it's on the bait pan of a mouse trap.

jcbadabing
03-27-2012, 06:35 PM
They seem to like peanut butter, even when it's on the bait pan of a mouse trap.

that's one I haven't heard, will give it a try


DavenFla
03-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Voles look like big mice or small rats... I think you have moles.... not on your skin, in the ground.:grin:

... just sayin'

yarcraft91
03-27-2012, 06:46 PM
If it is moles, use choker traps.
http://www.amazon.com/Nash-Choker-Loop-Mole-Trap/dp/B000P9CNT2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332899089&sr=8-1

I have moles and voles. Both can live in tunnels, but voles spend a fair amount of time above ground, while moles do not.

outlaw gunner
03-27-2012, 06:50 PM
voles each roots, moles eat insects. If its Moles then you need to get rid of the food source, use granuale 7 or triazacide(sp). If its Voles they make stuff to run them off, forget what its called tho

jcbadabing
03-27-2012, 07:25 PM
Well, maybe they are moles not voles, hope I'm not guilty of varmint profiling :). Thanks for the ideas, I'll start working on an all-out assault plan.

charlie1144
03-28-2012, 06:55 AM
We had voles and hat to find the junction in their tunnels and put mouse traps. What worked was a big black snake from the woods behind us go into the hunt and after about two weeks the voles were gone.

BTW vole tunnels sink when stepped on, mole tunnels do not.

thefever
03-28-2012, 07:04 AM
Try moth balls in the holes, works in attics for mice...

DavenFla
03-28-2012, 07:27 AM
We had voles and hat to find the junction in their tunnels and put mouse traps. What worked was a big black snake from the woods behind us go into the hunt and after about two weeks the voles were gone.

BTW vole tunnels sink when stepped on, mole tunnels do not.

Well maybe in your neck of the woods... just sayin'

Tuna Colada
03-28-2012, 07:51 AM
:grin:

frugal boater
03-28-2012, 07:55 AM
We have both in NE CT. 2X on get rid of the food source. Do a soil test and check how 'sweet/sour'. Sometimes just a monthly application of lyme helps. Other areas need to 'nuke' them out or live with 'em.

MAXIMUM B
03-28-2012, 11:20 AM
I heard Voles are a protected species. Gonna have the tree huggers after you!

CNC Boater
03-28-2012, 11:46 AM
Moles may be protected in NC.

Cousin Eddie
03-28-2012, 12:26 PM
I'm on the losing side of an 8 year battle with the voles. I knock off a few here and there with traps but they just seem to multiply too fast. You can trap them by placing the jaw style traps (jaw side down) over their holes with peanut butter so that it springs shut when they come up to eat. It works but those things must have a litter every 2 weeks. Same deal every year; I think I have them licked from April to June, by July I notice that they're back and by Sept the white flag is up.

Mr. Demeanor
03-29-2012, 06:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umEFHeo6mw

aznap
03-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Had a huge mole problem ten years ago. Had this old timer tell me to get Wrigleys gum, chew it a bit and place it in one of their fresh tunnels. They like the sugar but can't digest the gum which will cause them to die. Damn stuff worked like a charm. I had all the traps and poison for the previous year that was fruitless and within 3 months the moles were gone. Now I make sure grub control is in order and have not had an issue since then.



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