Do moles or voles eat plant roots?
A. Voles (think “V” for vegetarian) attack plant roots and parts. Moles (think “M” for meat or carnivorous) attack grub worms and earthworms. You know a vole has eaten your plant when there’s no root system to support the plant and it topples over if you merely touch it.
Will moles kill my plants?
Problems Caused by Moles
Moles can be a big problem for homeowners. Their tunneling creates unsightly ridges and may uproot plants, damaging or killing them. In addition, they can damage your turf’s root system, as raised areas of grass dry out and die.
What insect is eating my plants?
Common sucking insects include aphids, squash bugs, and spider mites. Spray your plants diligently with insecticide, as sucking insects can breed so rapidly a single application often isn’t enough. If your plant is strong enough, a good blast with a hose can work well to physically knock them away.
What plants keep moles away?
Some plants help deter moles. Put them around the perimeter of your lawn for a natural, effective and attractive mole repellent. Try marigolds, alliums, fritillarias, daffodils, garlic and shallots. Castor bean plant also works, but it’s poisonous and should not be used anywhere around pets or children.