Get Rid of Voles
Voles are commonly known as meadow or field mice, and belong to the rodent family. Voles usually feed on shrubs and grass during the winter. They dig holes that are about an inch in diameter throughout the bark beds. Voles occupy areas with heavy ground cover, grasses, grass-like plants or litter. Man-made dwellings such as orchards, cultivated fields and windbreaks are favored. The vole is a compact rodent with a stocky body, short legs, and a short tail. They are brown or gray in color, but many color variations exist.
However, they are rarely ever seen because they live primarily in tunnels and runways under the lawn surface. Voles are primarily herbivores and forage on grasses, flowers, vegetables, fruits, bulbs and roots. Vole damage is the worst when the snow melts. Voles can be very time consuming to trap, and it will take time to control them.
Vole damage can look like this:
We offer a granular repellent application to deter their digging in your bark beds. This application should go down prior to snow. If we have a thaw in the winter, it is a good idea to apply it again. Contact us for a price to treat your entire lawn and landscape beds.
Follow this link to read about voles as written by John M. O’Brien at the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
Typical Vole Damage:
Sometimes it is not so easy to determine if the damage is from moles or voles.