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Edinboro, PA
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2010
7:36 PM

Post #7761960

I've had a terrible time with voles here in NW PA. All the tulips, nearly all the lilies, Siberian Iris, gone. A young Apple girdled. Potatoes gnawed. I won't poison because lots of critters eat them here. YouTube has some excellent how-to videos on how to use mousetraps. I tried the "bait w/peanut butter and poke plastic traps down hole" technique with some success. Am now cutting the narrow side from short sections of rain gutter. Placed over the opening of a tunnel, unbaited traps facing both directions. Mousetraps [classic Victors] drilled so they can be spiked to the sod with a large nail so they don't waste kinetic energy flipping. I hope they work.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2010
3:37 AM

Post #7762466

Thanks for the good tips!

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