Advice for dealing with Moles and Voles
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Question: I know this has been covered on past shows, but what are your suggestions on identifying and driving off those burrowing critters, voles and moles? Thanks.
Question: Dear Mike: On a recent show you talked with a woman from NC about mole control using beneficial nematodes and milky spore disease. We live in
Question: Over the past few months my backyard has suddenly changed from a grassy square to a place where the earth is no longer level, with holes all over. I have 3 dogs and so never use chemicals outside. What could be doing this to my backyard and what can I do of a healthy nature to get rid of the problem? Thanks. You are my best resource.----Sheila Bodine;
Answer: Boy, Sheila's plaintive plea sure reminds me of when Princess Leia sent that message to Obi Wan, doesn't it? I'm comin' Sheil—just let me find those Daylily droids and my trusty Slug-Saber and I'll save you from that nasty Darth Diazanon!
All seriousness aside, our email has been absolutely burning up with similar complaints. Generally DEER win the '
Moles are mostly blind, strange looking little guys with BIG front claws that eat grubs and earthworms in lawns. They NEVER eat plants; but the raised tunnels can make your lawn look really bumpy.
Voles make lots of little holes in the ground; they look more like mice, but with really long weaseley snouts. Voles are a HUGE garden threat; they eat plants, and lots of 'em. Their favorite foods are tulip bulbs and the roots of plants like host as.
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