[NAFEX] voles, size and trapping
cgarriss at garriss.net
Thu Apr 29 11:41:38 EDT 2010
You might be interested in
http://icwdm.org/handbook/rodents/Voles.asp(Internet Center for
Wildlife Damage Management) and
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/wild/wildlife/wdc/voles.html (NC State
University Wildlife Damage Notes, Voles in Commercial Orchards and
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>wrote:
> Meadow voles grow to 16 cm or 6.3 in. Weigh 50 grams or 1.8 oz.
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: alandhaigh at gmail.com
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: RE: [NAFEX] voles, size and trapping
> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 04:18:17 -0500
> > A 6" long vole? Must be a wood rat, which I haven't heard about
> >damage to trees.
> >As far as how to trap, I'll elaborate on what I wrote here a couple
> >of days
> >ago. I use whole almonds or peanuts as bait in the improved rodent
> >sold by Gemplers and cover with a large plastic tray- the black type
> >for mixing small batches of cement (about 2' long). Peanut butter
> >eaten to quickly by ants here (in fall, not winter) which will also
> >slowly consume the whole nuts. I'll put about 4 traps under each
> >including a rat trap under a few of the trays to stop rats or chip
> >from springing all the traps and taking the bait. I move the 8 trays
> >my property when I stop getting hits at a given site and in about a
> >and a half I've covered my whole 2 acre nursery.
> >Before big snows you may want to gather the traps and trays and put
> >back out
> >after snow stops. The black plastic makes a warm rodent refuge on
> >days. Here in southeastern NY I begin trapping in mid-Nov which is
> >a long while before serious winter weather.
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