Kuna voles can cause major damage to your yard or property. They burrow in tunnel systems underground. Without proper prevention or professional pest control, voles are known to ruin lawns, golf courses, parks and crops. They can also cause damage to orchards and other plants. This could affect places such as the Falcon Ridge Golf Course or Butler Park.
There are 23 different kinds of voles living within the United States. They are brown or grey in color, and are between 4 and 8 1/2 inches long, depending on the species. Voles are active year round and don’t hibernate. They are also active during the day and night time. Voles reproduce rapidly, having an average of 5 babies in each litter. They can have up to 5 litters in 1 year. Voles eat things such as bark, insects, grass, seeds, and crops. They will also consume the remains of other animals. Voles are capable of carrying diseases, but rarely come into contact with humans. Therefore, they aren’t considered a public health risk.
Prevention of Kuna Voles
- Be sure to keep your property well trimmed. Get rid of any weeds, ground cover or litter that could house them or provide them with food. Tilling the soil is helpful, as it destroys any tunnels that already exist.
- There are certain types of fencing that can be installed to keep voles and other rodents from entering your property. This might not be the easiest solution, as the fence must be installed a foot deep in the soil. The fence must be made of some kind of mesh or screen to keep them out.
- Voles dig through soil and prefer soft soil. If you mix gravel into your lawn it could deter the voles from coming onto your property, as they will leave in search of a more hospitable place to call home.
- Ultrasonic and vibration devices can work to scare off a vole. These devices are usually motion censored and will turn on when a vole comes within range.
- Motion censored lights and sprinklers will also work to startle the rodents. In addition, sprinklers can flood tunnels and flush the rodents out.
If you have tried to prevent Kuna voles but are unsuccessful, give Get Lost Pest Control a call! We will quickly come and take care of your problem!