Meadow Voles

Brown meadow vole on twigs.

Meadow Voles

Color: They have long and coarse fur that is usually blackish brown to grayish brown.

Characteristics: Meadow voles, also sometimes called meadow mice or just plain “voles”, are small mammals,  They have a compact and fat little body with short legs and a short furry tail, small eyes and partially hidden ears.

Size: Meadow voles are usually between 5 inches and 8 inches long, including the tail.

Potentially Dangerous: No

What are meadow voles?

Meadow voles also known as “meadow mice” or just plain “voles” are blunt-nosed, short-tailed mice that love to eat bulbs, hostas and tree roots, but when those are not available they will eat grass roots.  Voles are heavy vegetation eaters and considered the most prolific rodent, with an ability to multiply from two to 100 in a single year.

Why do I have them?

Meadow voles will move from empty fields or uncultivated areas to adjacent lawns, gardens and landscaping in search of food and shelter.

Are they dangerous?

Voles are not a health risk to humans and pets because they typically are not found indoors, but are considered a nuisance pest when they create trails across yards and destroy expensive landscaping.  They can cause severe damage especially in the winter months when they are active under snow cover.  The damage is noticeable in the spring after the snow melts.

How do you get rid of voles?

Voles are a difficult pest to eradicate.  Contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control is your best defense.  Our vole control program includes a thorough inspection, highly effective control measures and active monitoring.

Can I do it myself?

Due to the complexity of treatment, voles are generally not a pest many people can eliminate on their own.

How soon can you get here?

Our customers are our top priority. Your Wil-Kil technician is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible.

Is the treatment safe?

Wil-Kil uses the least amount of material possible to solve your meadow vole problem.  We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as forms of treatment.  When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines to pose no threat to people, pets or plants.  All products are EPA registered, and our service technicians are highly trained and will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Because meadow voles are so difficult to prevent and control, contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control will be the best choice in meadow vole prevention.

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