How To Get Rid Of Voles

How To Get Rid Of Voles 

how to get rid of volesVoles eat their body weight in those great aerators worms daily! They also eat grubs, which isn’t bad but the damage to the root systems of plants and vegetables isn’t worth leaving them in your gardens. Voles build tunnels in vegetable gardens, flower beds and lawns. So here are some handy organic ways to rid your gardens of Voles:

  • Insert coffee grounds in the holes you find also sprinkle the grounds on top of the tunnels. They’ll disappear in a few days.
  • Human urine will get rid of them. Collect a bottle of urine and pour it into the holes or tunnels that you see.
  • You can be proactive with newly planted shrubs by planting them in hardware cloth cages buried in the ground.
  • Outdoor cats will bring you daily or twice daily “tributes”, after they have had their fill for the day. Spayed and neutered animals that have free access to dry food will hunt for the variety and for the challenge and entertainment value.
  • Researchers at MSU found that 1 pint of Castor Oil in a 1 quart hose end sprayer filled with water and applied to 2,500 square feet would get rid of moles for between 6 and 8 weeks and then would need to be reapplied.
  •  Juicy fruit gum chew it a couple of times and put it down a vole hole.
  • My dog is a Schnauzer and hunts them down. You have to watch them though because they may tear up your gardens hunting them.
  •  Load an ordinary mouse trap with peanut butter and place it facing where the vole started the tunnel. Put a bucket over the spot and a rock on top of the bucket to discourage curious pets.
  • You can use with sulphur bombs. WARNING: This may not be organic or as natural. Put the sulphur bombs over the tunnel’s holes.
  • Snake manure will cause the voles to disappear if they think there’s a snake predator around their territory. You might go to a pet shop and obtain the manure.
  • Buy a box of Camphor Balls and insert them into the holes and tunnels of the voles this will drive them away within 24hrs.

These are but a couple of ways to eliminate voles, but If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can get rid of voles by hiring a company from our wildlife removal website.