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Well, they say you can treat the perimeter of your property with castor oil.
Initially, when I had voles and no young cats I used Zinc Phosphide pellets
inside bait housings and I think it helped.  The bait has to be inside
something only big enough for the vole because it's poisonous to other
creatures.  The housing has 2 sections; holds water on the entry side - the
water is the attractant, not the bait.  I stopped using it only because of
what I read about the LD-50 tests done on the product.  If these things
don't bother you, you might try it.  One form is Black Leaf Gopher Killer
Poison Pellets; I'm sure there are other brands.  I got the housings from
Gardens Alive!.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 10:07 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] interesting visitor..Jesse...

> Hmmm...can't help you there...I don't know what would get a vole.  We get
> them too..and have 2 outside cats that don't seem to have an interest in
> them whatsoever.  Voles and moles left my yard a mess this last spring.
> Little tunnels everywhere.
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
> >From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] interesting visitor..Jesse...
> >Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 21:25:50 -0500
> >
> >Didn't know about rock and roll music... interesting. Learn something
> >new everyday.
> >
> >What I really need to know is what eats voles? DH refuses to allow mouse
> >traps, as he is afraid the dogs are going to get hurt.... my cat is not
> >allowed outside (declawed before I got him) and since this is a dog
> >neighborhood, no stray cats around.
> >
> >Donna
> >
> > >
> > > It's me again...with more trivial info....Skunks:  are very similar to
> > > cats.
> > >   They can be trained to use a litter box and they will do just fine
> >with
> > > cat food.  I had one as a pet when I was a child.  We had it
> >"de-pewed" so
> > > it could not go outside..not only because it couldn't defend
> > > itself....BUT..you can't vaccinate a skunk for rabies.  The vaccine
> >will
> > > kill it.  So it was a house pet.  They only spray when they feel
> > > threatened.
> > >   They are very, very mild mannered and non-aggressive.  They like
> >peace
> > > and
> > > quiet...do NOT like loud noises (that's how we got rid of one under
> >our
> > > guest house...played loud rock and roll music for a week..she left).
> >They
> > > sleep most of the day unless it's overcast and cloudy...they come out
> >at
> > > night.  They will move rocks and pots to find bugs and they will dig
> >for
> > > them.  They "roll" their food if it's large...like a frog or
> >something.
> > > They'll roll it around in the dirt till it's dead.  They love crunchy
> > > bugs.
> > > They'll dig for grubs and such....so if you see rocks turned over or
> >pots
> > > that have been moved or knocked over...it could very well be a skunk.
> > >
> > > Jesse Rene' Bell
> > > Claremore, OK
> > > Zone 6
> >
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