The Q&A Archives: moles

Question: After the snow melted this spring i noticed many holes in my flower beds. I'm guessing moles. The holes are the size of a golf ball.

Answer: Gophers and moles usually leave mounds of soil near their holes so if you are seeing bare holes with no mounds of soil, you are probably dealing with voles rather than moles. Voles (often called field mice) do raid gardens during the winter months in search of something to eat. Fill in the holes. If they resurface you may want to set some traps. Regular mouse traps baited with peanut butter or bacon are effective. Best wishes with your garden!

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