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Knock on wood I still do not have mice in the garage. I eliminated the ground hogs but the raccoons devastated my sweet corn last year so got to eliminate them. The other pest critter I am having huge issue with is the Voles. They are similar to a mole but must multiply like rabbits. My yard is torn up everywhere. My pup digs them up and they are twice the size of a mole. What is bad is when I plant in the garden they go right down the row and eat the seeds. I did try poison in the garden but afraid to in the yard where the pup plays. Literally you cannot put your foot down and not step on a vole hill. This is over an acre of land not just a small area. There must be hundreds of them. I was wondering if you could electrocute them some way. Maybe put rods in the ground and hook up the generator and zap them, lol. I know some that do that to get the night crawlers to come out of the ground. Any suggestions?
The red tailed hawks have kept the squirrel population down. We use to have lots of white ones but they are easy for the hawks to pick up on. I had to put a 5' chain link fence around the garden to keep the deer out. But that does not keep the raccoons out.
I was going to plant onions yesterday but too wet never quits raining here it seems. Pic I made the other day spring flowers are blooming in Feb.

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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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 You can use the electronic deterrent that runs on batteries.  That one you poke into the ground and it sends off the electronic signal through the ground. They cant stand the ultra sonic sound, they work just like the home plug in units.

Moles are hard to catch because they eat earthworms. The bait for them looks like a worm :-)

Voles also can be baited with strychnine laced oats. You can find that in your local farm stores. Also a applicator that pokes a hole in there tunnel and then dispenses the grain underground for them to eat. That method is also used for gophers.  

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Has anyone used the smoke bombs for groundhogs? I have a few places on my property where they have taken up residence. 

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1 hour ago, droptop73 said:

Has anyone used the smoke bombs for groundhogs? I have a few places on my property where they have taken up residence. 

I have tried those. It smokes everywhere and the creatures either come back or don't die.

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Good to know... I guess lead poisoning is best. 

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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We adopted a 1 year old pit bull in February of last year, just before COVID hit.  She is the sweetest dog you will ever meet.  Well, unless you are a rabbit, groundhog, chipmunk, squirrel, mouse, etc.  That freaking dog is a professional vermin terminator.

We actually had a few groundhogs lurking around, and it was basically impossible to get rid of them.  They would also murder my neighbors garden.  Yeah, the dog took care of that problem.  At any rate, we certainly didn't adopt the dog to cut down on the vermin population.  But she has literally wiped them all out.  Well, except the rabbits.  Those freaking things just keep multiplying.  My dog kills at least one per week in our backyard.

Jason (71 Mach 1, 351C 4V, 4 Spd. Toploader, Grabber Blue)

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