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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 10:51 PM

This site seems to be pragmatic.
http://pestkill.org/rodents/voles/

Several others I read talked about live trapping and relocating. :wallbanging:



The traps in a box works well for stuff like this. Dad made a box with a hole in each end and put it against the wall. In the box was a couple traps... No bait.
They want to go thru where it looks safer and snap!
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Posted February 16, 2016 - 05:58 AM

one other thing about Vols us that they live in colonies so if you have one you probably have about 20. also they don't tunnel under ground like moles. they make little roads to follow like in the photo.
I now have to put cages of fine wire around all my plants like I said the one year they destroy about 2 dozen pepper plants in 1 night
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Posted February 16, 2016 - 07:40 AM

We have a terrible problem with voles here. They eat the tender roots of plants. It is hard to get ride of them. I was told extended flooding like flood irrigation. Plowing for a couple of years in a row help. The hawks and coyotes love when we plow. We had some foxes move in some years ago and they eat more then anything as they seemed made just for that reason. One day when I was bailing hay I watched the fox come out to the field. He searched around a minute, stopped, cocked his head sideways, like he was hard of hearing. Then all of a sudden he did that leap in the air one always see's on tv. He came down nose and paws first. A fraction of a second of quick digging and "bingo" he had the vole. He took the vole over by a hay bail and had lunch, got up did a search around and same thing over again, but this time he carried the vole off to a den probably. Two voles in about 20 minutes, not bad. The foxes have a tuff time surviving here tough as the coyotes are always after them.
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Posted February 16, 2016 - 07:47 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellobius

 

That is what I think of with a Vole.  I guess there are "155 species of Vole"  It's like we don't know what this is, its a small rodent, ahhh throw it in the vole pile.

 

We get them from time to time.

 

We also get what I always called a "mole" Little hairless things, mouse sized, with big teeth.  I don't know.  From time to time they end up in my garage drain somehow.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 08:49 AM

I have moles all over, man they are horrible. I don't want to put down ground treatment cause is usually kills the earthworms which are good for aerating the grass. I tried the spring loaded spears traps, they usually don't go deep enough. Gotta do something this year though, I have huge mounds of dirt all over from their "cleanouts"


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 08:57 AM

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Yep, no better mole/vole control!


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:04 AM

You could do like the mall, they have gun free zone signs, you could install a ; MOLE/VOLE FREE ZONE!!!, sign. That should solve the problem, I mean there are no bank robberies or mass shootings anymore since they put these signs up! :thumbs: :rolling:


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:11 AM

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 11:54 AM

You could do like the mall, they have gun free zone signs, you could install a ; MOLE/VOLE FREE ZONE!!!, sign. That should solve the problem, I mean there are no bank robberies or mass shootings anymore since they put these signs up! :thumbs: :rolling:

I like your thought BUT I'm guessing the moles/voles are smarter than the folks that think those signs work :wallbanging:


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 11:58 AM

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Thanks for posting photos, should clear up confusion. Both are pesky, cats and dogs near house and barns work well. Foxes in the fence rows as so eloquently described by Bud above :thumbs:


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 01:11 PM

Should they happen to get in the house, regular spring type mouse traps work well. Outside, I rely on the cats. They are not the filthy little beasts that mice are, but they do a real job on tender young tree bark and baby transplants in the garden and lawn. In spite of this, I kind of like the little critters.
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Posted February 16, 2016 - 02:50 PM

This is what I use :D

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 08:02 PM

It looks like snap traps and poison will be my best attack. I better get a plan going and go get what is needed Saturday, the next day I can get into town. I sure appreciate all the help and sharing of experience with these destructive little @#$%&+!

 

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 05:00 PM

The voles I have tend to be in tunnels in my garden.  I heard somewhere that they use mole tunnels.  They have exit hole every so often.  So I'm going to use the bubble gum bait and also my mower engine to gas them.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 09:31 PM

Last Saturday we went to Tractor Supply and decided to try giving them the gas chamber before poisons or snap traps. I got these "rodent smoke bombs" but the weather was too lousy to try it out, then I was home sick from work for a couple of days. Hopefully I will be able to give a test run on some holes Saturday. I set up a "smoke gun" as I didn't want to burn my sheds or shop down with the burning weapon!

 

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