How To Get Rid of Voles in Your Yard

Voles, also known as meadow mice, are small rodents that can cause significant damage to yards and gardens. You will certainly want to get rid of voles if you have them so you can protect your yard. 

Get Rid of Voles

Like moles and gophers, voles are herbivores that feast on plant and grass roots. Voles are also notorious for gnawing on the bark of trees and shrubs. This can lead to long-term damage and potentially kill the plant.

Signs of Voles

One of the most common signs of voles in a yard is the presence of small, shallow tunnels that run just below the surface of the soil. (These tunnels are not as high as gopher or mole tunnels because voles are smaller.) The elaborate tunnels and burrow systems that  voles construct may have multiple entrances and exits.

Ways to Get Rid of Voles

Homeowners can discourage voles in two ways:

  • clear away dense vegetation and debris that provide cover for the rodents
  • remove sources of food such as fallen fruits or seeds

However, getting rid of voles is a big job that is best left to the experts. Once a vole family comes to live in your yard, the vole population can literally explode in no time.* 

Call the Experts at Bug Authority to Get Rid of Voles in Your Yard

The experts at Bug Authority use the most effective and the most humane method to rid your yard of voles. We use IGI Pesticidal CO2  to fumigate the vole tunnels. CO2 is a colorless, odorless gas that is naturally present in the atmosphere. When concentrated in high levels, it can be deadly to many small animals, including voles, moles, and gophers. Give us a call or read more about our Nashville vole removal methods. Let us help you keep your yard in pristine condition.

Female voles can breed at 21 days old, and they have multiple litters throughout the year of five to ten pups per liter. The vole gestation period is about 21 days, and pups are weaned at three weeks, at which time new females are ready to mate.