Voles In My Vegetable Garden

How do I get rid of voles in the vegetable garden?

Ken from Baltimore, MD

April 4, 20070 found this helpful

Hi You can try this -


Those are sonic rodent repellants.

Or dig the dirt as deep as you want to plant things, removed the dirt, and put a "box" that you make of strong wire screen into the gardening spot/hole that you dug, before you put the dirt and plants or seeds back in there. Then put the dirt and plants/seeds in, fill the box ( made of screen) with dirt. The voles won't go through the screen. ( They like plant roots and stay low to the ground or slightly underground) Choose a screen strong enough and small enough holes, that they can't get through it. This might help.

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April 5, 20070 found this helpful

If you mean moles stick pinwheels near the trails. You can get them at Family Dollar Stores for $1

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April 6, 20070 found this helpful

Try putting unwrapped Juicy Fruit gum in their trails.This will get rid of them!

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April 6, 20070 found this helpful

Wow. Thanks for the feedback. The juicy fruit gum treatment sounds to good to be true. I will try it. I also ordered some molemax. The little critters started early last season on the cumbers. Then the out side of the cantalopes. I put down moth balls.They seemed to have gone.Then as the garden matured,I went to collect some beautifully ripe lopes. When I picked them up. They were hollow inside. Nothing left but an emty shell. Under the shells I discovered small holes where apparently the voles got there fill. The hole were about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in dia. I want to plant honeydews this year also. Thanks again for your inputs. THE VOLE MAN.

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April 10, 20070 found this helpful

Check to see if you have insects in your yard. I used to have insects, I think, because I saw birds come to eat them. Then, came the voles to eat the insects. So I would try getting rid of the food the voles eat.

I must tell you that I couldnt do anything to rid my yard of voles. I tried some of the gum methods as well as others, but was never able to do the job. Then we noticed a big snake in the grass. Since he came to eat the voles they are gone, but if I had a choice I'd have the voles back! lol...

Good luck!

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June 1, 20070 found this helpful


juicy fruit.

dug their tunnels everyday.


caught four snakes and moved em into the hood.



fox urine pellets.

juicy fruit/just made me wanna blow bubbles and i think they liked it cxause they stayed.

dug tunnels/futile

traps/smaps, just went around em

snakes/maoved back out

bombs/temporary just looked like cheech and chong stopped by

sonic/kept me up when windows open at night

fox urine/JACKPOT!!!!!


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