April 23, 2020

What do vole tracks look like?

Is your ground buzzing with excitement for spring? It may not be what you think it is. Maybe the past few months and more recently you’ve noticed your dogs racing all over the yard chasing something that isn’t there. Now that the snow has melted and the temperatures are rising you’ve noticed new designs etched into your yard. 

Do they look a little like this?

Tips for Identifying Moles, Voles and Gophers

Or this?

Tips for Identifying Moles, Voles and Gophers

If they look similar to these pictures, it's likely you have voles in your yard. 

Voles create a golf ball sized tunnel like runways ranging about two inches wide. They look similar to a common house mouse. Don’t let them confuse you, voles have a shorter tail and a rounder body. They are unlikely to come into your home. Their diet consists mainly of grass blades, garden crops, roots, bulbs, and seeds. Understanding what they like to eat will help you understand why they’ve likely taken up residence in your yard. 

We highly encourage having your yard treated at least twice yearly once in spring and once in the fall. If left untreated you may face more damage and unplanned etched tunnels in your yard. At Falls Pest Services we have several solutions to help treat and restore your lawn before BBQ season. We only use the safest products on the market passed by the US EPA. Have children or pets? No worries, we also take extra precaution and train our technicians to properly place all products to protect your loved ones. We can ensure you that our licensed technicians have the knowledge and latest tools of how to rid your lawn of voles. All of our services are backed with a warranty to ensure you are given the best service possible. 

Tips for Identifying Moles, Voles and Gophers

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