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Vole Identification

Size: 11 to 15 cm long.

Colour: Brown to grey fur.

Description: Voles are tiny rodents that look similar to hamsters with a short tail, small eyes and tiny ears partially hidden by their fur.

Order/Family: Rodentia/Cricetidae.

Scientific Name: Microtus.

Did You Know?

Notoriously fast rodents, voles can run at speeds up to six miles per hour.

Vole Biology

Voles’ underfur is typically thick and covered with longer guard hairs. With 23 different species of voles discoverable across North America, voles are known for their prolific breeding. Reproducing their young year-round, some voles are capable of producing five to ten litters a year with three to six young voles per litter.

Vole Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Not to be confused with moles, voles are pesky and unwelcome visitors in any garden. A rodent that doesn’t hibernate, voles are active creatures year-round and burrow themselves into root systems of shrubs and trees. These burrow systems can house several adult and young voles at a time. Vole populations can grow very large in a small period of time.

Smaller vole species live for around three to six months on average. While they don’t pose any serious threat to humans, they cause extensive damage to fields, crops, gardens, and plantings. This rodent species is regularly discovered in fields and lawns with ample vegetation and coverage. Mulch and weeds provide voles both a food source as well as a hiding spot. Bulbs, root vegetables, shrubs and trees aren’t safe when voles have infested your garden. Similar to mice and rats, voles will eat almost anything they can get their hands on, feeding on small plants, dead animals, nuts and fruit.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Voles?

Are you questioning how to get rid of voles? Firstly, you should know that vole removal is a particularly challenging task since this rodent is fast and evasive. Minimizing the chance of a vole infestation is best achieved by reducing the amount of vegetation in your garden. This means cutting back brush and weeds to create a clean and exposed environment. Regularly mowing your lawn and removing woodpiles can help too.

If you’ve noticed voles inhabiting your lawn, baiting and trapping are two removal methods. Did you know peanut butter is an excellent bait for voles too? Rather than completing this difficult task yourself, contact a professional vole removal company like Terminix Canada. We specialize in humane residential and commercial vole control.

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