How do I get rid of moles and voles? I have both in my yard.

by Rhonda
Voles tunnel underground and leave entry holes on top. They eat the roots and bulbs of some plants like hostas, lilies, etc. Moles burrow just under the surface, disrupting the top layer of soil, often killing the grass where the roots get separated from the soil and creating soft spots in the yard. I HAVE BOTH this year. Help!!!!
  6 answers
  • Rle22090925 Rle22090925 on Jun 05, 2017
    Look in the gardening section for poison peanuts etc to put in their runs.

  • Sobeam Sobeam on Jun 06, 2017
    Moles are protected in some states, so check that first. Moles eat insects, such as grubs as well. Voles are the ones eating your plants. There are various DIY ways of getting rid of them, but most don't work. Call your local exterminator to see what they offer. One thing guaranteed to get rid of them--it worked in my yard--is for a native, non-venomous snake to take yup residence in your yard. For example, a rat snake- pretty, relatively small, but they will take care of rodents.

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Jun 06, 2017
    Thanks for all the comments. I have used the lots of the poison peanuts and even the granules. They might deter for a couple of days but that is it. Haven't thought about a rat snake!!! Don't know that I could survive walking out and finding it just laying out or in my flower beds!! LOL!! but great idea!!

  • Rachel Rachel on Jun 07, 2017
    I had them in my garden and didn't think I would get rid of them and then I took friends advice and planted gopher purge all around premmeter of the garden. Last year I thought okay will not plant them as for last 6 years no problem and torn all plants out and guess how stupid>>> I was >>this year planted garden and I have a mole in the garden so will replant. the gopher purge. It really does work.

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