Mouse/mole in garden


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Old 04-12-22, 01:42 PM
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Mouse/mole in garden

Last summer we didnít have luck with our garden plants. A mouse or mole would
chomp off our plants. Especially tomatoe and cucumbers. We seen whatever it was ripping off the limbs and pulling under the weed barrier. Does anyone know how to get rid of these pests?
 
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You have two options: bait or traps. With either one, your primary concern should be protection of pets and other animals. Bait should be used with a mouse bait station. Don't just drop bait around. Traps should be small enough so that only mice or moles can enter. I suggest avoiding snap traps or glue traps.

Also, keep an eye out for the critters and try to follow one to the nest. Finally, try to remove any nesting locals such as wood stacks. leaf piles, or excess mulch.
 
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Old 04-12-22, 11:09 PM
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Moles are meat eaters, they primarily go after worms which is why they love tunneling under yards. Could be mice but they primarily eat seeds and grass. Woodchucks, now they love vegetables, especially tomato's.

You are going to have to do some investigation to find what exactly is getting into the garden to then be able to figure out what to do to eliminate.

 
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I would first suspect opossum or rabbit and a distant second maybe racoon and skunk.
 
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Mouse/mole

We seen a something small that almost looked like a mouse chewing at the plants quite a few times. It always ripped pieces of plants and dragged under the weed barrier. The garden is all fenced in so we know itís not something bigger.
 
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Find a big hefty screwdriver and probe around the area to see if there are tunnels. Gopher ? You did see the perp...what was it ?
 
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Old 04-24-22, 12:50 PM
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Voles, very similar to mice, dig tunnels like moles! Bit sure they are grass eaters like mice!
 
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Old 05-11-22, 10:09 AM
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I used an insecticide to prevent them. Now my plants are protected from the moles.
Moles are primarily meat (worm) eaters thus spraying with insecticide will have no effect in deterring their existence, plus they don't eat plants!
 
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OP......what is the latest. Probably a gopher. Did you ever probe for tunnels ?

I have put a lit sulfur bomb in a tunnel.....put my blower in the hole, tamp around the hole and let loose. Seems to work. Sulfur can spread faster that the gopher can block off main and lateral tunnels.
 
 

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