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View Full Version : Not so much a pet....

09-10-2011, 12:55 PM
Hope someone here can help me....I live in Northern Nevada and I have been overrun by these little yard creatures called Voles...they are kinda like a field mouse, but a bit bigger, and they live underground. They are destroying my yard w/holes but they are starting to kill my roses and trees by chewing them off by the ground....help! I have dogs, which do catch some of them, and I don't want to use poison since I do have my dogs....does anyone know what I can do to get rid of these pests??

09-10-2011, 02:31 PM
I have a few moles that live in my rose garden, they do live under the rose bushes but my roses seem to be growing better since they moved in so I let them alone.

I found some info on the Voles that may help. Good Luck! I know how much I love my roses so I can imagine how upsetting this is.

Vole Control - Identification of Voles and Getting Rid of Them (http://landscaping.about.com/cs/pests/a/vole_control.htm)

Homemade Repellents for Voles | eHow.com (http://www.ehow.com/info_8377399_homemade-repellents-voles.html)

I Must Garden All Natural Mole & Vole Repellent (http://www.imustgarden.com/mole-vole-gopher-repellent/)

Good Luck!

Christine :)

09-10-2011, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the info...I have read one of the articles so far...hopefully tomorrow I can do something as I found more holes a bit ago when I was outside......

09-13-2011, 01:11 AM
I'm sure that you problem with voles is not so terrible. That's a season problem with all mouses and when they are preparing to winter they are really annoying as well. So I guess that some village cats will help you, and may be you can live some food for them outside your yard.

09-13-2011, 07:19 PM
Your title says it all. After a while it almost feels like we need to name some of the vermin that take over our yards because we can't seem to get rid of them. :D