Is it a mole or a vole?


I live in the woods in Pennsylvania. Some underground critter makes my yard all soft AND eats almost all the plant roots I put in the ground. It sounds like a mole, but there has never been a "volcano" of dirt where one exited. I have tried the Juicy Fruit gum, nada. Any ideas of how to get these critters out of here?

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 01, 2019

    Get a trap and trap them. If you just try to move them, they can come back.

    • Trudy Trudy on Mar 01, 2019

      Thanks you, but I don't know what I am trying to trap, a mole or a vole?

  • Ann Ann on Mar 01, 2019

    the mole is after grubs-the vole will be the one to use the tunnel to eat roots-I use a pellet called Ramick (am not sure of the spelling) but you must be careful if you have pets-I will place pellet in the tunnel, tamp it down and put a brick or heavy rock on top-do an area at a time

  • Pat Pat on Mar 01, 2019

    Sounds like a vole....they dig open tunnels in my flower bed to get to the roots of my plants. You can buy poisoned grain especially for voles at Earl May Plant stores. Just put a little in the tunnel they are using, cover it up and it works. If you don't want to use chemicals, they have vibrating battery operated aluminum sticks that you stick in their tunnel....this stick vibrates now and then and that will drive them away. Tried that one year and it worked also.

  • Trudy Trudy on Mar 01, 2019

    Thank you.