Voles can cause unsightly damage to your yard by creating “runways” on the surface of the lawn (as opposed to a mole’s tunnels under the ground.) Additionally, voles will cause direct damage to plants as they love to eat grass, seeds, roots, and bulbs.
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Moles and voles are actually quite different in appearance, diet, and habits.
Moles have an elongated snout and body, eat insects, and are nearly always underground.
Voles, on the other hand, have a body type that more closely resembles a mouse, eat plants, and, although they do burrow underground, you’ll find that the damage to your lawn will be closer to the surface as “runways” instead of tunnels well below the surface.
When voles mature, they are typically about 5” – 7” long.
Teeth marks on the vegetation around your home or business is a typical sign of voles. You may also see wilting plants, chewed bark low on trees, or plants with exposed roots that show signs of being chewed.
Unlike the typical small mammals who hibernate, voles remain active throughout the year. Depending on the climate, they can have as many as 4-5 litters per year, meaning their population can grow pretty quickly. It’s important to have expert advice when dealing with a vole infestation. Oregon Insect and Rodent Control can help!