The Q&A Archives: Vole Control

Question: I live in Zone 7 of southern New Jersey. Just in the last two years some of my hostas have been eaten -- some from the roots, others just the outer leaves -- by what I think are voles. There are 1 inch diameter holes near the plants. There are no other ground disturbances. I am literally watching the plants disappear day by day. Have you heard of this problem, and do you have any suggestions?

Answer: Plant roots of all kinds, including hostas, are on the menu of most voles. The most effective control involves simple mouse traps, baited with peanut butter and/or bacon.

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