Idaho voles are small rodents, that slightly resemble mice. However, voles are a darker color, are less slender, and have a very short tail. Voles tend to live in grass-rich areas, which means they could be anywhere in Boise with grass, such as Marianne Williams Park or Seaman’s Gulch Trail. Due to the fact that voles make their holes among such grassy terrains, they can easily go undetected if you’re not looking for them. That’s why if you do find that there are voles on your property, it’s best to call Boise vole control professionals at Get Lost Pest Control, to ensure that all the voles’ holes are discovered in order for the voles to be properly eradicated. We promise to send you prompt and professional Get Lost Pest Control technicians to help with your pest needs, so give us a call!
- 5-7 inches long
- Chestnut brown mixed with black
- Blunt noses
- Enlarged front feet
- Digging claws
- Shorter tails
- Remove debris build-up and keep your grass cut short
- Fill in any dips in your yard and use a ground roller to keep the grass compact and level
- Trim back your trees so that voles cannot hide underneath them
Voles are not directly hazardous to humans, but they can carry diseases through their feces and urine. Therefore, they can contaminate your property by sending out parasites through their fecal matter. The vole droppings could also be harmful to your cats, dogs, and other pets. Lastly, voles possess teeth and they could potentially bite if they feel threatened, however that is a very rare occurrence.
To start with, you can enclose your plants in a steel mesh set that goes a few inches into the ground. You could also potentially set mouse traps outside your garden and around your foundation. Though these methods might help a little bit, they will not guarantee to get rid of your vole infestation. Get Lost Pest Control is your local Boise pest control company that can help you safely exterminate your vole population, so that you don’t have to!