Boise is such a great place to live. People have certainly figured this out as many new people are moving into Boise and other cities in the area. Voles have also discovered that Boise is a perfect place for them to live as well. Unfortunately, voles are more than happy to damage a variety of properties including lawns at our homes, golf courses like Hillcrest Country Club, and parks like Camel’s Back Park.
Characteristics: Voles also go by the names of field mice or meadow mice. They are small rodents that are usually brown or grey in color. They can be between 4 and 8 1/2 inches in length. Voles do not hibernate and are active both during the day and night. They burrow and have tunnel systems with multiple entrances. Their tunnel entrances are small holes, just about an inch in size. Voles leave tracks or runways through grass, making it easy to spot an infestation. A vole’s diet consists of seeds, plants, crops, grasses, bark as well as insects and animal remains. Between their tunnel systems and their diets, they can cause lots of damage to lawns, golf courses, crops, orchards, and trees. In addition, they can have up to 25 babies every year, which can make a small vole problem become a large problem very quickly.
Prevention: The best way to prevent voles, is to keep your lawn mowed and vegetation trimmed. This will reduce your property’s ability to support a vole population. It also helps to till the soil in an area where voles have created tunnel systems. This will destroy any existing homes they have built.
Unfortunately, vole extermination is tough to do on your own. If you need a Boise vole exterminator, contact Get Lost Pest Control! Get Lost utilizes two different bait options that can quickly and effectively control your infestation and protect your property from further damage.