How To Get Rid Of Voles

Let’s talk about how to get rid of voles. Voles are little rodents that look like a mouse. When they invade your garden or lawn, they can be pretty problematic because they can cause a lot of damage to your garden.

Identification of Voles

The first step is identifying the presence of voles. You may have heard of getting rid of moles, but not so much about voles.  Have in mind not to confuse voles with moles.

The signs of vole activities in your lawn are actually easy to identify. Unlike moles that are mostly carnivores that feed on larva and insects which are helpful in eliminating pests. Voles are mainly vegetarians just like some other rodents. Voles will chew through the grass blades of your lawn, stems, seedlings, and roots at the same time increasing in population.

Signs of Voles Activities on Your Lawn or Garden

Traps: if your area is small, you can make use of a mousetrap to get rid of voles. Set the trap close to the entrance of their tunnel. Use peanuts butter as a bait trap. The trap should be preferably set around midday or early evening during the time the voles are active. Repeat setting the traps to catch as many voles as you can until total elimination.

How to Get Rid of Voles

Kensizer Voles Trap

Pets: another way you can get rid of voles is by introducing pets that can attack these voles. Examples of these pests are cat ratter or a dog ratter. Attract predators: you can also attract some predators to your yard to prey on these voles...

How To Get Rid Of Voles

After successfully getting rid of voles, you need to imbibe some maintenance and preventive measures to prevent re-invasion of voles.