Re: [cg] Fwd: [cg] Vole & Grub infestation--cure?
I have it as an annoying weed in my community garden in Philadelphia--but
I've never seen any moles there! If you remind me in the fall I'll send
>I got information for moles (and I assume it would work on voles) from the CG
>list and it was suggested that a plant called "mole plant" or "gopher purge",
>Euphorbia Lathyrus, worked by putting something into the soil that the
>don't like. I haven't been able to find it in Madison, WI, but it would be
>worth a try. It's an annual, flowering.
>> My folks' backyard butts up against a wildlife natural preserve which
>> surrounds a small spring-fed lake. Due to the infestation of voles & grubs
>> their small patch of lawn resembles a cross-section of honeycomb. What is
>> the best organic approach to promote "eviction"?
>> I fear the concept of spraying nematodes because of the latest study
>> indicating the cause of mutating amphibians is due to nematode 'infections'
>> which 'scramble' the DNA messages thus producing the 'extra appendages'. I
>> would, obviously, oppose the use of non-organic chemicals. We are at
>> find the best harmonic approach to 'cure' this problem while respecting the
>> fact we all share this planet.
>> All input greatly appreciated!
>> Cyndy Ross, Fellowship Chairperson
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