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Question DetailsAsked on 3/7/2014

what is best way to get rid of voles

I live in PA and some years ago planted ivy in all of my plant/flower beds for a nice looking, continuous ground cover. Unfortunately this was also exactly what the voles were looking for and have made the beds their comfortable, year round home. I've tried all kinds of rat/mouse baits and repellants. Is there anything that is sure to work other than tearing out the ivy?

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Granted we live in an area where they are very hungry in the winter and spring, but when needed we just use regular mouse traps baited with peanut butter with sunflower and songbird birdseed mixed in - works fine. Of course, put nestled in rocks or logs or in a tight spot small enough to keep dogs and cats and wild birds from getting at it. Gets the field mice, voles, shrews, and (with larger traps) rats. Works best along house foundation or solid fences where they run along the edge for cover, and especially in woodpiles, where ours like to take up residence.

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