Has anybody heard of using mothballs (spread on a lawn, particularly near the fence line) as a method of preventing voles from destroying your new sod during the winter months?
This happened at our last house (new sod, backing onto greenspace) and when the snow melted in the spring, we found our lawn was reduced to hundreds of vole trails and mulched/dead grass. The yard never recovered, and one year later, still looks terrible.
Now, at our new house (again, backing onto greenspace) we want to try to prevent this from happening again and I heard that mothballs will discourage the voles from taking up residence in your yard.
Anybody know what the environmental implications of this method might be??
Or, any other ways to prevent vole damage??
Thanks in advance....