Plant Damage from Voles

Asked April 30, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

Voles are causing an incredible amount of damage to my plants. I'm trying to establish a native plant garden and am very frustrated. What can I do to control them? I am a Howard County MD Master Gardener.

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1 Response

There is no magic bullet for vole control. You will have to use a combination of techniques such as reducing available habitat for voles, trapping, and encouraging vole predators, if possible. For more information go to our 'plant diagnostic' website', http://plantdiagnostics.umd.edu/level3.cfm?causeID=582 Also see the following publication, http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/programs/woodland-steward/FS654_ReducingVoleDamage.pdf
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