Natural Vole Removal.
Voles burrow into the root systems of shrubs and trees. They tend to gnaw on tree trunks and shrub bases. Voles also damage flower bulbs and potatoes in a garden. However, they are more known for eating grass blades and stems. They also leave runways in the lawn that can make it unattractive.
Vole problems typically happen in yards where voles have large amounts of vegetation and debris. They use this to hide under and build nests. If you tend to keep your garden weeded avoid growing dense grown covers like creeping junipers. Make sure to keep your lawn mowed too. This will make it much less likely you’ll get voles to begin with. In fact, this is the best advice we can give you. You have to prevent pest problems using foresight instead of waiting for the damage to happen and getting rid of pests as an afterthought.
Voles don’t only take shelter under vegetation. They also like to make nests under mulch. This makes it important to leave some room when you apply mulch around your trees. If you come to close the voles will damage them.
Keep in mind, these little pests are not seasonal! They will burrow under snow to get to your trees and shrubs during the winter. So, make sure to clear the snow from shrubs and your younger trees. Trees can also be protected by wrapping wire mesh under the tree’s lower trunk.
If your landscaping is already damaged by voles consider vole eradication. You can remove voles humanely from a yard using live-traps or repellents.
How to Get Rid of Lawn Moles.
There are several different ways to manage lawn moles. Yes, there are a few solutions that are truly effective. These solutions include trapping flooding or even poisoning animals. However, some experts swear by castor oil. Many find castor oil to be a humane and easy solution to get rid of lawn moles.
Moles do not consume plants and flowers. They eat grubs and worms but they leave behind tunnels and mounds of dirt. Yes, the tunnels moles create are quite a nuisance to your garden or lawn but keep in mind that these tunnels also cultivate the soil in your yard. Another solution is to mix milk-based spore bacterium and beneficial nematodes to destroy the grubs that moles feed on. However, this may harm the natural flow of your garden or lawn.
Give granulated castor oil products a try. Castor oil does not harm moles it simply keeps them away from your yard. Use a spreader to distribute the granules of castor oil throughout your lawn or garden. Make sure to spread plenty of it in areas where the destruction is bad. Use around 1 lb of the product for each 1 thousand square feet of lawn surface. A little bit goes a long way.
Add moisture to the castor oil granules or simply wait for rainwater to dissolve them. When water dissolves the granules it gives off a scent that repels moles.
This method temporarily deters moles from a yard. It requires continuous treatment. So, naturally, it costs more to keep up.