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By Molly Hackett
Master Gardener 

Preventing spring vole damage starts now

Dirty Fingernails

 

September 2, 2021

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Molly Hackett, Master Gardener

Last spring the voles really did a number on my plants. They ate the bark off trees and the roots off several flowers and bushes. Is there any way to prevent damage next spring? Yes, but there is no single miraculous cure for stopping vole damage. There are various ways to reduce it. Usually, the solutions work best when combined and the time to start vole control for next spring is now.

Voles-not moles-are the culprits. Moles live underground, as do voles. However, moles are smaller than voles and moles eat insects and earthworms. Moles do not live around here. Voles spend more time aboveg...



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