Voles are those little wild mice that feast on crops, digging long tunnels throughout the yard. Use the following tricks to stop them from damaging your garden soil and crops.
1. Cayenne pepper
Prepare a solution made from 1 cup Cayenne pepper boiled in half gallon of water. Spray this solution on plants, especially on the lower stem. Also, pour this solution inside the holes they create in your garden.
2. Mouse traps
This is the best and the quickest solution, but is not very humane because you have to kill the little rodent. Put a small piece of raw potato in the mouse trap and the voles will come to get it. But it will be their final meal.
You can also make a mouse trap, less lethal: cut a plastic bottle in half and put a piece of raw potato inside the bottom half. Place the top half upside down in the other half. The vole will be able to get in for the bait but won’t be able to come out.
3. Build a fence around your crops. Keep in mind that these little rodents mostly live underground, so you have to dig the fence at least 1 foot deep, so voles can’t brake through.
4. Castor oil
This oil is a non-lethal remedy that keeps voles at distance. Just mix water and castor oil in equal parts and spray it inside vole burrows and around it.
A fake owl is among the scariest pest repellent ever. They are effective against all sort of pests, so you should buy one of these, maybe 2 or 3. Place them in key points around your garden and it will keep voles away.
Is the best repellent you can use to get rid of voles. Grow garlic around the plants you want to protect and these little rodents will keep away because they can’t stand garlic smell.
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