Blog: Vole control is the goal

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Voles can be serious problems in lawns and gardens, tunneling under the lawn and eating the grass, bulbs, tubers and roots. Voles are small rodents that are similar in size to mice and moles. Voles live outdoors in shallow burrows in the soil.

They are sometimes found in sheds but do not usually shelter in homes. Vole populations rise in a natural cycles every 2-3 years, and during this time they can be actually everywhere. They favour grassy areas with heavy mulch and ground cover. They travel in underground burrows and above-ground runways (beneath snow – when and if we get it).

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To control these animals can be pretty tough - so make their yards less attractive to the voles by keeping the lawn mowed, having no dense ground cover, and keeping the lawn weeded are some natural controls that can be done. 

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