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Voles also snakes ugh!

Voles also snakes ugh!
Posted by Junie from Indiana on 2001-04-05 07:57:59

We have small holes everywhere from voles or shrews. What is a good way to eliminate them? Also anyone know of a good snake repellant to keep them away from the house?
  • voles and snakes
    Posted by Paulette from MN 4 on 2001-04-09 13:50:43

    Quoting Junie: ------------
    -We have small holes everywhere from voles or shrews. What is a good way to eliminate them? Also anyone know of a good snake repellant to keep them away from the house?What kind of snakes do you have? If you have a water feature and you have frogs and toads, you will have snakes. I have tried every known deterrent on the market with no luck. I have lots and lots of garter snakes. They love baby birds, frogs and toads.
    • snakes
      Posted by Junie from Indiana on 2001-04-11 07:28:24

      I did some checking on the shrews and they are insectivores, so putting down an insecticide probably would help with that. Certain areas of the yard is full of holes. I have been putting moth balls all around the house for years,(snakes follow scent trails) that may help with the garter snakes, don't see many of them. Black snakes seems to want to come around and lay their eggs, so thats the ones I really want to get rid of. I read on another board to put lime around, so am trying that this year. I just can't stand any of them.
  • voles and snakes
    Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b - MI on 2001-04-06 08:04:51

    The snakes are there because of the voles or shrews, lunch time. The snakes will also munch on many other of your garden pests, but setting out traps, same as mouse traps, will help eliminate the voles and/or shrews and when lunch is no longer available the snakes will move on the "greener" pastures.
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