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Vole control services

Have you ever seen little trails winding around your yard? They may have come from voles. A vole is a small rodent that often gets confused with a mouse. Although voles look small and harmless, they can actually cause major damage to your lawn, garden, and landscaping, resulting in a real headache.

Learn more about what voles look like, the damage they can cause, and how to get rid of them. If your vole problem is out of hand, reach out to Western Exterminator for vole control today.

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Vole identification

What do voles look like?

  • Size: 4.5”-7” in length
  • Color: Brown, black, or reddish-brown with a gray underbody
  • Body: Stout bodies with small ears, short legs, and short tails

Signs of a vole problem

Voles reproduce quickly, so it is important to get professional help to eliminate them from your property at the first sign of one in your yard. Below are two of the most common signs of voles in your yard.

Property damage

Voles can cause extensive damage to the vegetation on your property. They have been known to harm orchards and field crops, and they will devour plants in your garden. They also chew tree and shrub bark and eat flower bulbs. Voles will create a network of underground tunnels across your lawn that can destroy your yard.

Holes in the ground

A significant sign of voles is the burrows in your lawn. These pests burrow underground to find food and their burrows look like tiny holes throughout your yard. Voles usually nest in these shallow burrows or under rocks or low-lying vegetation. Each burrow is connected to the other by a series of underground tunnels.

How to get rid of voles

Western Exterminator Technicians are the experts in vole control. Your Technician will examine your yard and find where the voles are hiding. All vole holes will be closed up and any burrows in your yard will be removed to eliminate the voles’ home. In some instances, trapping or pesticides can be used.

Getting help from a pest professional is the optimal way to get rid of voles. Vole removal can help protect your property in the future. Contact your local Western Exterminator today to discuss your vole control needs and you’ll be on your way to living vole-free!

Frequently asked question

What do voles eat?

Voles are mainly herbivores, which means they rarely eat meat. Voles eat roots, bark, seeds, and bulbs of ornamental plants and grasses for nourishment.

How many voles are in a litter?

On average, each vole litter contains five voles. One healthy vole can yield several litters each year, which is why having a few voles in your yard can quickly lead to a lot more damage.

What is considered vole damage?

Voles will chew at the roots of plants causing dead and drooping plants around your garden. They also gnaw on and chew off bark at the base of certain trees, like almond, apple, avocado, cherry, citrus, and olive trees, causing the tree to die. Finally, many vole burrows in your yard can lead to an extensive underground tunnel system causing major damage to your lawn.

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