Asked on Sep 29, 2017

Is there a way to forever get rid of voles from my flower bed?

Kra14747717Her29498425Chubby58
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I'd love to plant a variety of flower bulbs and see flowers year after year. I seem to spend my money feeding voles instead. Two years ago I planted the bed full of daffodils (poisonous). That time they all came up. But the next year, fewer did. It seemed they may have eaten only enough to develop an immunity. All of the planting I di just seems to make the voles more vigorous and virile. Any great ideas?

10 answers
  • I made a windmill and it worked great! Now I hae 6 dogs running around, no underground pests for me! Purchase or make a windmill and / or borrow your friends dogs to come run, jump and play!
  • Nancy Turner
    on Sep 29, 2017

    I buy the kids large windmills at the dollar store each spring to add to my collection in my veggie garden each year. It seems to help having them spin around in the breeze to ward off the critters in the garden from feasting on the young tender shoots coming up. I just move them as the plants get bigger so that they are near by to continue their spinning. So far I have close to two dozen. The windmills go fast in the spring, so you have to keep watching to make sure you can get some. I like the metallic ones, the sun shining on them seem to work even better.
  • Gm
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Put down grub killer since that is what they eat. Also place human hair in mulch or when planting bulbs. Keeps squirrels and moles away.
    • Her29498425
      on Oct 1, 2017

      This is such a timely suggestion! Our granddaughter is with us for a short time. She is removing her seven-year-old dread naughts and has pulled-out hair all over the place! Thank you . I'll quit putting it in the compost.
  • Jsm6886666
    on Sep 30, 2017

    can use mouse traps baited with peanut butter.
  • Larry D. Jacobs Sr.
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I've used "d-CON Rat Bait" with good results.....see this website:
  • Kra14747717
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Wal-Mart carries a product for around $17, they are poison worms which voles love. Voles dug tunnels everywhere in my lawn, this was the only product that worked.
    Shrl
    • Her29498425
      on Oct 1, 2017

      I'll look for it. Do you know the name? I've tried many other commercial products that didn't work. I'm not willing to dig up my flower bed.
  • Chubby58
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Try putting crushed oyster shells in the hole before you put your flowers in. You can also plant your flowers in a large pot, doesn't have to be fancy and cut the bottom of the pot out so the roots can grow. Voles do not dig that far in the ground. I have some of both in my yard and no more disappearing flowers.
  • Her29498425
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I haven't tried oyster shells yet, thank you. I did try planting the lovely calla lilies my daughter gave me last Mothers' Day in the pot, however. They didn't survive. I thought it was because i'd enlarged the drainage hole and gave the voles room to get at the flower roots.

  • Kra14747717
    on Oct 2, 2017

    TomCat Mole Killer Worm Formula 10 pk, Wal-Mart or Amazon. Good Luck!
    Shrl
  • Kra14747717
    on Oct 2, 2017

    TomCat Mole Killer Worm Formula 10pk. Available at Wal-Mart and Amazon. Good Luck! Shrl
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