Jerry
Jerry
  • Hometalker
  • Cary, NC
Asked on May 10, 2017

How do you get rid of Voles in the yard that destroy my tomato plants?

C.B.Bon13995887Janet Pizaro

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3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    How do you know for sure they are voles? Are the plants out of the ground with no roots left?
  • Bon13995887
    on May 11, 2017

    They're very tough to get rid of. Our yard was overrun with them last summer. The poison gummy worms our pest control guy used didn't work. We finally resorted to a product call "The Giant Destroyer". We bought it at Farm & Fleet, but it's also available at Amazon and I think Home Depot may be carrying it. This product basically fills the mole tunnels with a Sulphur odor that gasses them. It's the only thing we found that worked for us.
  • C.B.
    on May 14, 2017

    Gopher Purge works for us; buy the plant & plant it in your flower bed. Dig out the hills of the moles/voles so you can see into the tunnel; place 1 or 2 leaves [depending upon the leaf size] into the tunnel & cover it over. Watch over the next few days for any activity; IF you find new activity or hills re-built...repeat the process. Soon the critters may be in your neighbor's yard & you will have to share this information with them as well! NOTE: Some people are mildly to highly allergic to the sap of the plants [milky sap like poinsettia] so PLEASE WEAR GLOVES when handling this plant. This plant will grow a large spreading top & should be staked, the seed pods look like bishop's caps & contain 1 to 4 seeds-prune off the seed pods when they are beginning to turn brown...or they will re-seed in many places. The plant generally lives 2 years.
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