Mole n vole iradication

Asked January 3, 2020, 1:26 PM EST

My mole n vole problem is terrible! Please advise me what to do or apply.

Charles County Maryland

1 Response

You will have to identify the culprits. It may be possible you have voles and/or moles. Here is some information on voles and moles. If you are noticing holes about the size of a silver dollar, suspect voles. They feed on the roots of trees and shrubs. Control involves trapping with mouse traps baited with apple slices or peanut butter. See our website, photos, and publication on voles https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/voles

Moles create raised tunnels in soils and feed on soil insects including earthworms. They do not cause plant damage. Repellents and grub control products are not recommended. Moles usually move on when their food supply and habitat changes. Mole activity can be seasonal and often stops on its own so in many cases control is not needed. Tamp down raised tunnels with your foot whenever they appear.
As a last resort you can use a lethal trap to control moles. See more on moles https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/moles

Marian