Blog: Vole population seems to be peaking

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Homeowners and local farmers hope that populations of voles regress after reaching record levels the last couple years. Voles live underground forming connected tunnels from which they can consume plant roots, depriving plants of water and nutrients. The population of voles seem to be peaking and hope is the destructive rodent’s numbers will soon take a nosedive. Although guesstimating the vole’s population is very difficult, damage to crops and landscaping shows their numbers are excessively high. Vole populations normally alternate, with populations peaking for three years in interludes of about seven years apart. As in previous years, the vole population will blow up but be quickly be reduced with an occurrence of disease that quickly brings down their numbers.  

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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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