Voles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • A vole looks like a mouse, but its muzzle is more blunt and rounded, tail is shorter and ears are smaller.
  • Voles are compact rodents with stocky bodies, short legs, and short tails
  • Generally they are 5-7 inches in total length from nose to tip of tail

Active Season

  • Voles are active day and night year-round, as they do not hibernate
  • Most girdling (damage to trees) damage usually occurs in fall and winter

Interesting Facts

  • Voles are excellent swimmers. They have also been known to use their diving skills in water to escape potential predators

Cause for Concern

  • Voles eat crops and also damage them when they build extensive runway and tunnel systems.
  • Voles may cause serious damage to orchards, ornamentals, and tree plantings due to their girdling of seedlings, as well as mature trees

Town & Country Can Help

Our Recommendation

  • In most circumstances, Town & Country does not apply a Vole treatment. Generally we would suggest to purchase Liquid Fence for Voles from your local garden store. It is very easy to use, and we have seen positive results when applied regularly. Please feel free to call us with any questions

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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