voles (?) in vegetable garden

engk916(6/NJ)April 17, 2009

i think a vole is eating my pea seeds - something is digging them out and leaving neat 2" wide holes in my garden. I tried liquid fence, but it only seems to work on the rabbits/deer, not these things that are eating my pea seeds.

Does anyone have an idea on how to deter these pests? I thought I could use the castor bean oil but found out it's toxic, so not recommended for vegetables. :)

Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

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I have never had to deal with voles, but I heard that morth balls stuffed into the tunnels would deter them. It might be worth a try.

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    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 5:23PM
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Try used coffee grounds (I mix it with shredded leaves). They don't seem to be too fond of the UCGs and stay away from the areas where I apply it in the gardens.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 8:45AM
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Hi, I had voles giving me a hard time a few years ago, ate all my Monarda roots and any seeds I put out. I got a live mouse trap, put some decon poison in it, and every few days had one of my boys empty out the fur and bones. Worked fantastic!

Good Luck

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 12:40AM
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