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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 10:33 PM
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Help! I have voles in my house. What should I do?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 11:35 PM
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1. Get a cat
Edited on Fri May-26-06 11:35 PM by uppityperson
Or is that the problem?
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:22 AM
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14. I have three cats in the house right now!
In fact, I found out about the voles when they cornered one and killed it.
I found out that voles can scream.

:scared:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 11:36 PM
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2. Oh, I had to look up what a vole was...
OMG!

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 11:39 PM
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3. voles are mice with little ears.
mostly are small though the giant vole is a good 8 inches long. Think of a mouse, but not a field mouse with big ears. (helpful, aren't I) Country mouse vs Mickey Mouse.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 11:59 PM
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4. well, you could see if one DUer lives up to the user name
muriel_volestrangler

:D
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:24 AM
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15. LOL!
Now I know why that is a funny user name.....
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:04 AM
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5. See if trof could scrounge up another snake for you?
:shrug:

Really you need to both find and seal thier routes in and out of the house and seal up any potential sources of food and water. Then get some humane traps, check them often and release any fuzzy little inmates well away from your house. If that's too much effort or not solving the problem call in a pro.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:27 AM
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16. Good idea, LM. We were planning to search for such routes today.
Edited on Sat May-27-06 08:50 AM by Olney Blue
I think when we built a screened-in porch last year, it disrupted their natural
habitat outside the house, and they found a way into the walls.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:21 AM
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6. My voles are in my yard killing my azaleas
Rozol does the trick in the yard, but if you have other animals, it would not be good to have around where they might snack on the stuff.

You local extension service might have some tips.
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MidwestMomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:28 AM
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8. My beagle is a master vole destroyer
Unfortunately, to destroy the voles, she pretty much destroys the yard. :)
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 02:27 AM
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9. I had a landlady whose beagle was big on vole extermination...
That dog was quite the huntress...
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 02:30 AM
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10. That terrifying creature in your sig looks like it would do the trick
My God, what is that, an anteater, an aardvark? I think I've seen it in some of my nightmares.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 02:32 AM
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11. Anteater
I don't think voles are part of their well-balanced diet, though. :D
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:29 AM
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17. Yes, we have cats and dogs around, so Rozol won't work.
I put out one of those sticky trap deals to catch one in the garage, but the entire trap disappeared.
I think the vole might be very crafty.
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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 12:24 AM
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7. Build a better voletrap
Unless you don't want that path beaten to your door.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:30 AM
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18. Good idea. I didn't see any voletraps on sale at Shoppers Food Warehouse.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 02:37 AM
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12. Shine Klieg lights on it
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:31 AM
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19. Would that make it leave on its own volelition?
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 04:27 AM
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13. Vole. Argh, eh?



Whoa whoa......


Vole argh eehhhhhhhh, whoa whoa whoa whoa.....



:7



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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 08:32 AM
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20. Ha! That song has been going through my mind for days!
:)
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