What on (or in) the earth is a vole? If you asked most people, they would have no idea. Many members of the rodent family are mistaken for each other, and this can create issues. When it comes to pest control, the first necessary step is diagnosis. You need to know exactly what is plaguing your home or yard before you can select the right treatment. Get Lost Pest Control is here to assist you with vole control in Idaho. Read along to get some more information on voles and how to keep them from taking over your yard.
So then, what is a vole? It may be helpful to first talk about what they aren’t. Voles are not moles. Both are burrowing animals that create tunnels underneath the ground. However, voles are rodents, where moles are not. That being said, voles have all of the common characteristics of rodents. This means that they are easily confused for mice. But, there is an easily recognizable difference between the two. Mice usually have fairly long tails for their body size, equaling about half of their body length. Voles, on the other hand, have much shorter tails, less than half of their body length.
Voles are active during day and night, although their peak activity periods are during dusk and dawn. As said before, they are a burrowing animal. You will not see the tunnels or mounds of dirt pushed up, like you would with moles. At most, you will see the small entry and exit holes.
As with any rodent species, voles have large appetites. They are well known for their ability to strip bark from young trees or saplings, and will eat grass, garden plants, and any nearby vegetation to the ground. They will not eat the roots of plants. So, successful vole control in Idaho will allow your garden to grow back to its former beauty.
Any rodent infestation can be difficult to remove on your own. The professionals at Get Lost Pest Control use a pressurized exhaust rodent control (PERC) system to safely eliminate voles and other rodents, while keeping children, pets, and livestock safe. If you are in need of vole control in Idaho, contact us today!