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Garden Voles

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:02

Hi Topbird, yes I tried this method too but it didn't work.  They just pop up somewhere else.  Even thought of pushing mothballs down the holes so the smell would keep them away but didn't think it would do the veg much good!

Joe The Gardener - I think your solution is probably the best. There are only so many voles a cat or owl can eat, and with quantity I have I think more drastic measures are called for. We have 4 acres of land and most of it is riddled with voles so will be on to the local pest-controller on Monday.

Thanks for your help everyone.

BB2

Garden Voles

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:51

Thanks everyone but I don't think cats and dogs are the answer.  Appreciate your help though.

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Garden Voles

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:46

We have a cat but she is 18 and too arthritic to catch voles.  Besides, all the beds have 2 foot high chicken wire around them to keep out the rabbits!!!!  Also keeps out cats!!  Plus the beds are also at least 2 foot high on one side (we live on a very steep slope). Anyone else got any suggestions?

Garden Voles

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:53

Does anyone have any advice on how to get rid of garden voles? I have hundreds in my garden and just don't know how to deal with them.  I have 8 raised beds and they are in every one of them plus elsewhere in the garden. I heard that if you flatten their runs and block up the holes that will force them to move on but it doesn't seem to be working. I am at my wits end and sick of them pushing up seedlings and young plants.  Anyone got any ideas?

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