Quantcast
Voles!!! - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 88

Thread: Voles!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    YYC and YVR
    My Ride
    GGL15, R53, JCE10, VZN170, BB6
    Posts
    2,724
    Rep Power
    15

    Default Voles!!!

    Now that the snow is finally gone, I can see the significant damage that's been done to my luscious lawn by all the fucking voles this past winter.

    What are you guys doing to protect your lawn or kill the voles? Apparently there are specialized traps and bait out there for use as compared to the typical style mouse traps.

    Anyone know where to but these specialized traps? I have a small dog and there is friendly neighborhood fat cat that roams around, so I don't want to inadvertently kill the wrong animal, am really looking for the voles traps. Have not seen those style of traps at homedepot or rona either, thinking may have to go to a pest control joint.

    Also how do i fix the trails they've gnawed up? Just grass seed I guess?

    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    C-Town
    My Ride
    MK7 Golf R
    Posts
    6,812
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    I had a vole problem once in my back yard. Tried everything but the solution was these sticks. They kind of looked like dynamite sticks and you lit one, placed it in a vole hole and cover up with dirt. It basically smokes them out through their tunnel network. I used them in a couple of different places and never heard from the again. I can't remember what it was called as this was maybe 10 years ago.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    435
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Mouse traps work fine. I caught over 30 last year.

    Rake up the dead stuff, reseed with soil, fertilize with something that has a middle number greater than zero. Water.

  4. #4
    Thaco's Avatar
    Thaco is offline sucks off little boys (ya, don't fuck with rage2 bitch!!!)
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Rage2
    Posts
    3,360
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    yeh my inlaws have had issues for a couple years, seems like nothing works!! if there are any good solutions i'd love to hear em too!

    found this on youtube, might be worth a shot

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMf2SuXVArU
    Last edited by Thaco; 04-01-2017 at 09:38 PM.
    User title molested by Rage2.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    It's not the size that matters, it's the taste it leaves in your mouth.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    YYC and YVR
    My Ride
    GGL15, R53, JCE10, VZN170, BB6
    Posts
    2,724
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Wow those little dynamite things are awesome, wondering if those are available here in Calgary?

    I also thought about trying this too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orrwNpxyaiA
    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    calgary
    Posts
    1,328
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Originally posted by BokCh0y
    Wow those little dynamite things are awesome, wondering if those are available here in Calgary?

    I also thought about trying this too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orrwNpxyaiA
    As far as I know you can't buy them in the city as I believe there is some bylaw that prohibits their use within the city. We bought some at the strathmore UFA. The ones we used are called "the giant killer". Worked great for gophers.

    Was going to say get a dog in there OP but sounds like you have one. Ours dug up and killed the voles in our yard shortly after we moved in.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    403
    My Ride
    EP3, S2K & TLX
    Posts
    5,599
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    Had a vole problem 2 winters ago and I still have them. I keep traps and poison out 24/7/365. Used to catch lots. Now only the odd one but there still around.

    Good luck!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,093
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    You can get the Giant Destroyer at Rona. I had voles under the front steps and the Giant Destroyer got rid of any signs of them for week or so but they come back after.

    I got a sulphur smell in my basement after using the Giant Destroyer under the steps, so I wouldn't risk CO with the tail pipe trick unless the hole is far away from the house.

    Bought one of those ultrasonic motion detectors and it got rid of them for good.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Calgary, AB.
    Posts
    1,032
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    We caught 3 last year with trap and peanut butter. I am afraid there are many more. Don't want to use poison. The smoke or the sound method might be an option. Will look more into it next few weeks.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    YYC and YVR
    My Ride
    GGL15, R53, JCE10, VZN170, BB6
    Posts
    2,724
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Thanks for the tips, I'll run out this week to see if I can find one of those smoke bomb things.

    As for smoking them out with exhaust...that was more of a joke haha. I'm not redneck enough to shit like that, although it would be fun to gas out the voles.

    My dog btw is a little bichon x toy poodle, she digs nothing. And I'm pretty sure the voles would scare her instead of her trying to chase and kill them haha. She's like a fluffly cat minus the murderer mentality.
    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Calgary/ALTA
    Posts
    102
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by BokCh0y
    Thanks for the tips, I'll run out this week to see if I can find one of those smoke bomb things.

    As for smoking them out with exhaust...that was more of a joke haha. I'm not redneck enough to shit like that, although it would be fun to gas out the voles.

    My dog btw is a little bichon x toy poodle, she digs nothing. And I'm pretty sure the voles would scare her instead of her trying to chase and kill them haha. She's like a fluffly cat minus the murderer mentality.
    Use mouse traps with no bite just place them in those trails with trigger in the trail, possibly few next to each other. Since you have dogs and cats, may have to use some cover to protect. I used to catch 4-5 a day using this method.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    My Ride
    Merc S550, Merc SL550, F-450, ML63
    Posts
    126
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I had them down in Mahogany - I used those dynamite sticks, they are CO2 bombs.... they basically suffocate the voles and their babies. It was the best way to get rid of them AS LONG as you know where all their holes are.
    Professionally Retired

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    KTM
    Posts
    727
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    I think I have them under my shed. I am going to buy a couple and see if i cant bomb them out!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    YYC and YVR
    My Ride
    GGL15, R53, JCE10, VZN170, BB6
    Posts
    2,724
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Yeah i'll try the trap thing for sure, but gonna try the smoke bomb thing too!!! I can only find the one hole, but I'm pretty sure the fucker dug one from one side of the driveway to the other. My lazy neighbors have holes all around their driveway, I'm pretty sure they're part of the reason.
    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
    Yeah well I wonder how they get the soft flowing caramel inside the Caramilk bar but you don't see me making a god damn thread about it. Slap your wife Baygirl, straighten him out.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Stampede Central
    My Ride
    is easy to spot
    Posts
    1,543
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Looked into my back yard a few days ago and wondered wtf happened, but didn't think too much of it.

    Today I learned I have voles too

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Euro Accord Brah
    Posts
    6,263
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Now that the snow is (was) gone front and back, after three years I am finally free of voles

    I think they live fairly close so check under structures/walkways/driveways and gardens where they have their little hovels and either remove them or destroy their home.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    435
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Guys, voles don't make underground tunnels. If you have tunnels then you have something more annoying, like ground squirrels.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Food Court Wifi
    My Ride
    2010 Recession Fighter LX
    Posts
    4,132
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Are these dudes thinking of Moles? Those can fuck up your yard, although I don't think they are that common.
    Help me figure out what to do with my life. Suggestions?
    ExtraSlow's next career - Need suggestions and assistance

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Calgary, AB.
    Posts
    1,032
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Originally posted by suntan
    Guys, voles don't make underground tunnels. If you have tunnels then you have something more annoying, like ground squirrels.
    The make grooves like this and I have seen one in the front yard. In the back is where we caught 3 using trap and cheap peanut butter not the organic natural stuff we eat :-)

    http://www.getridofthings.com/pests/...-rid-of-voles/

  20. #20
    Thaco's Avatar
    Thaco is offline sucks off little boys (ya, don't fuck with rage2 bitch!!!)
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Rage2
    Posts
    3,360
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Definitely voles. and they do dig tunnels, however only slightly below the surface of the grass.

    https://www.thespruce.com/vole-contr...-voles-2131148
    User title molested by Rage2.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    It's not the size that matters, it's the taste it leaves in your mouth.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Voles!

    By tangj in forum Home and Garden
    Replies: 11
    Latest Threads: 01-28-2015, 02:16 PM
  2. Baby voles

    By viff3r in forum General
    Replies: 24
    Latest Threads: 07-08-2014, 01:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •