Saffron and pests

Tim Eck
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:14:33 PST
I may not have expressed this correctly. What I meant to say is that if you
have an infestation it is almost certainly one or the other and the first
step is to figure out which.  Bare paths after a persistent snow melts are
certainly voles while raised sod tunnels are almost certainly moles.

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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Tim Eck
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2014 11:01 AM
To: 'Rick Buell'; 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Saffron and pests

It's worth mentioning that moles are almost exclusively carnivorous while
voles are almost exclusively vegetarian.  AND, in spite of some claims,
nothing other than the most crude measures (dynamite, etc) works to control
both.  Although some cats will kill moles, mine will not attack them
(possibly because of the poisonous spurs).  I have seen a mole nudge my cat
aside to eat some dry catfood out of its bowl.

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