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Voles or Moles?????

Posted by plantloverla z8LA (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 12, 12 at 10:56

I don't know which critter completely destroyed 2 full-grown tomato vines, but they ate the entire root system as well as knawed through the stem at ground level. I found a burrow opening at the base of one of the vines. Any idea which critter? I don't use poisons...so I really need an organic alternative/deterrent. I have heard that castor oil repels moles....how about cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes in the planting holes????????????????need help!!!


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RE: Voles or Moles?????

If no sign of raised mound, soil-surface tunnels then it is voles and moles aren't plant eaters anyway. There are all sorts of commercial organic products available for controlling both.

Dave


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RE: Voles or Moles?????

A gopher finished off one of my plants yesterday, plant just sunk down in the hole. I put the hose down the hole and flushed him out. My Corgi was chasing him when I went in the house, not wanting to see her kill him. I've never had a gopher bother the tomatoe plants before. Good luck with whatever is getting yours.


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RE: Voles or Moles?????

We have Ground Squirrels...nothing has worked with them. Have trapped, used pellet gun, flooded their holes (one goes under our house!), and put poisoned bate in their holes. Any suggestions?


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