You may not see them, but if you have voles nearby you may see the damage and destruction left by them. Voles are said to consume their own weight in plants every 24 hours and a vole population of merely 15 voles can explode into 250 voles within four years.
Voles can store as much as two gallons of plant materials for food in underground hollows near their nests as well as hollow stumps and similar places.
They flourish in grassy and weedy areas, which also includes spaces including places like your garden. They can build 1-2 inch pathways usually protected by overhanging vegetation as well as underground tunnels. Moles are often accused of damage caused by voles.
If you think you have a vole problem, it is crucial to trap them. Setting peanut butter baited mouse snap traps perpendicular to their pathway is the best way to start.
Keeping all vegetation away from the base of the trees and keeping grass no longer than 3 to 4 inches is also key to helping discourage moles.
If you have an extensive problem, you may have to go as far as to remove mulch from the gardens and around the base of the trees. You can till the soil, destroying any underground pathways remaining.
As a final step, you can repel them with things made of capsaicin and predator odors. This process must be repeated if it rains to keep them away.
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