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egg shells to deter voles

Posted by penny1947 z6 WNY (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 15, 05 at 11:37

Since i have had a problem with voles in the past I have planted my Salvia G. Black & Blue in large containers. Now that I have several new plants from rooted cuttings as well as seed I was considering putting a couple inground with a base of crushed egg shells. Would this work to deter them or should I try something like pea gravel or maybe a combination of the two.

Penny


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

Don't know about eggshells but I do know my four garden cats sure keep the vermin under control...

Oh the presents they bring me....!

SG


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

Thanks SG
however cats aren't an option as I have a big black lab that absolutely hates cats along with every other four legged creatures that wanders into my yard.

Penny


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Voles have four legs........ :-)

SG


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

LOL! I left myself wide open for that one. Yes he has tried to catch voles but they usually get to their little hole before he does when he is outside. I also have to keep him somewhat restrained otherwise he would destroy my beds trying to get to the squirrels and rabbits.

Penny


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

Work in crushed rock into the soil, making it harder to dig through. Voles are weak diggers compared to moles. The latter are not herbivores and will veer off in their search for worms and beetle grubs.


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

thanks Rich,
I thought since I had the egg shells that I could also use them. I will continue to use those for other things.

penny


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

Egg shells may not deter the voles, but they are still GREAT for garden soil!


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thanks Brenda,
yes I always save my egg shells for the garden. I thought that I may get a two fold use out of them LOL!

Penny


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

Chicken grit is a good deterrent for voles - readily available from any farm supply store.


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RE: egg shells to deter voles

i knew about chicken grit and crushed oyster shell but unfortunately I am too far away from any feed or farm supply stores. If we get out for a drive this spring I will have to look for one.

Penny


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