(most) everyone sezs that moles don't eat veggies. Well I've dug up a
handful of potatoes that were eaten by some underground critter. Our back
yard is a sponge because of mole activity. I'm assuming they've also gone
vegitarian since the potatoes are eaten and we've also had whole pepper
plants disappear cartoon style after transplanting. Just 4 leaves from the
top of the plant were left laying on the ground.
Any ideas on how to rid our big (~1 acre) back yard of the critters, or at
least purge them from the garden?
I got rid of the ones I had by using a poison containing zinc phosphide
put in their tunnels. It was much more effective than other things I
tried. Read that you have to be careful if you have a dog that might
dig it up.
I read that acid in their stomach create phosphine which is more toxic
than hydrogen sulfide. I think it must also form in their tunnels as it
got rid of all that were bothering me.
Voles eat plant roots, also the plant parts they can pull
Feral cats will get rid of every rodent... my three muscateers police
my property and my neighbor's, they are hunting some 40 acres, I had a
huge vole infestation but I haven't seen evidence of a rodent in two
years now. Thing is I don't suggest feral cats in surburbia, and
indoor-outdoor house cats aren't very good at hunting rodents, they
will mostly kill birds strictly for entertainment, not because they
are hungry, and dump them at your door. My ferals eat their kill,
they prefer fresh kill to cat food, they don't bother hunting birds,
why waste their time and energy hunting critters that can fly off.
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