Vole Removal and Control
A vole’s life is short, lasting for a year to 16 months at best. But, while short-lived, they are not alone as they are several born at once.
A female vole can bear three to six baby voles per generation, meaning that in a year, there could be 15-20 voles nesting in your yard at once.
While voles are often solemn animals, their life habit and diet is quite damaging.
It’s Just Voles, Right? Nope
Voles construct crisscrossing tunnels about 2 inches wide underground. These runways serve as their transportation railway as well as their nesting burrows.
As if that’s not enough, voles tunnel above ground to get to their burrows. As a result, they eat their way through the grass and other crops in your yards. Hence, if you have growing vegetation in your yard, expect dying plants soon. In addition, the soil where they make their tunnels becomes soft and spongy.
The only good thing about these rodents is that they’re not physically a threat to humans. While they can bite, they likely run away when they spot humans, so contact is infrequent.
Aside from voles disturbing yards, they can spread disease. These rodents are carriers of parasites that can cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
They’re also known to cause tularemia and rabies, which are transmissible to humans and pets. In addition, their urine and feces can introduce leptospirosis, Machupo virus, and salmonellosis.
Hence, when you start seeing signs of voles in the yard, you must take steps to eliminate them.
You might be thinking of ‘waiting it out’ for the winter cold to get rid of voles in your property. However, did you know that voles don’t hibernate on the heaves of winter?
On the contrary, they only dig deeper into your yard, causing more and more damage while they remain active.
What, then, is the most effective way to get rid of voles ruining a yard?
How To Get Rid of Voles
Voles are naturally attracted to properties with vamp vegetation. Therefore, you want to ensure your yard is less attractive by reducing vegetation cover.
Installing a wire fence around your yard can also help keep voles at bay. To prevent voles from burrowing underneath, bury all fencing at least 6 to 10 inches deep. If you have trees, hardware cloth or plastic cylinders will protect them from voles.
Note that these tips mentioned will only lessen vole infestation. If you want to exterminate voles nesting in your yard, you must contact a professional voles removal service provider such as our team at Wilkins Wildlife.
The key to a successful voles removal is population management, as these rodents quickly multiply in numbers. Therefore, accurate tracking and identification of vole burrows are vital. Not to mention vole control treatment and preventive measures are crucial.
When improper removal methods are done, the vole problem can worsen. These rodents may even burrow deeper through the foundation of your house, weakening it. This is why you want assistance from professionals when dealing with voles.
Why Choose Us
For a fast, all-inclusive, and cost-effective voles removal service, hire Wilkins Wildlife! After evidence tracking, we’ll deploy measures to resolve your vole problem.
Our voles removal treatment involves humane baiting and trapping measures. To complete the service, we’ll secure areas that the voles accessed and provide endorsements for follow-up treatments.
Our vole removal and control services are offered to the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Virginia and Maryland.