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By Maryann Mickewicz
Transylvania Extension Master Gardener 

That's Voles With A 'V', Not Moles With An 'M' – Brevard NC


Last updated 7/15/2013 at 9:22am

“The moles in my yard are killing my plants! How do I get rid of them?”

After “what can I plant that deer won’t eat?” this is the most common question asked us by Transylvania County gardeners.

You may have a mole or two in your yard but moles are carnivores, eating worms, grubs and other insects but not your plants. Voles, however, are small mouse-like mammals that dine on flower bulbs, girdle stems of woody plants and gnaw roots of plants that you hold dear.

We have two types of voles in Transylvania County, the pine or woodland vole, Microtus pinetorum, and the meadow vole...

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