Voles are a small rodent species and common outdoor pest in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Voles are also known as “meadow mice” or “meadow voles.” They are stocky, short-tailed mice that love to eat grass and plant roots. Voles are brown in color and 3 to 6 inches in length. Homeowners often confuse voles and moles; however, these rodents are quite different.
Why Do I Have Them?
Voles are primarily outdoor pests. It is very rare to find a vole in the house. Voles are on your property looking for food and shelter. They create networks of tunnels across lawns to connect their burrows and food sources. Homeowners often blame moles for lawn damage; however, voles are the main culprit. Moles are relatively uncommon in southeastern Wisconsin.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Voles can cause serious damage to your lawn, garden, and outdoor plants with their tunneling activity and feeding. Their tunnels ruin yards, leaving behind large brown patches of dead grass. Voles also eat plant roots, causing shrubs and other plants to wilt and die. If not controlled immediately, a small problem can soon turn into a full-blown rodent infestation due to their rapid reproduction.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Voles?
Voles are a difficult pest to eliminate from your property. Our pest management professionals conduct thorough inspections and use highly effective removal and exclusion methods to properly manage vole problems. Since every home is different, our technician will create a customized action plan for your situation.
Preventing voles from invading your property can be challenging if your lawn is rich in nutrients and offers substantial food for them to eat. Contacting Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control will be the best choice in vole prevention.