Signs You May Have a Vole Infestation
- Seeing them – Voles are small mouse-like critters with coarse brown fur, and they often form burrows and tunnels in your yard. They’re relatively harmless, except they destroy gardens and trees of the yards they’ve infested.
- Runways and burrows on your property – A good indicator of a vole infestation is visible burrows in your yard. They’re usually well-defined surface runways a couple inches wide and usually found in grassy areas with a lot of plants.
- Wilted plants – Voles feed on plant roots, so most plants will wilt and die in an area where voles have taken over. When vegetation is scarce, voles will gnaw and eat the bark of a tree a few inches around the base of the trunk.
- Voles caught in traps – Before calling a pest control professional about your suspected vole problem, set mouse traps around your yard and bait them with apples or peanut butter. If you catch a vole within the first day or two, then you’ve likely got an infestation.
For more identification tips, check out our pest identifcation guide.
Call the professionals at Ehlers Pest Management to schedule an appointment, and we will assess your vole infestation.
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