Vole

Voles

Every spring when the snow melts the damage from voles is found on residential properties. Voles make burrows along the edging of the lawn and garden beds, side walks, and drive ways.

 

what to
look for

Voles are commonly mistaken for other small animals. Voles thrive on small plants yet, like shrews, they will eat dead animals and, like mice or rats, they can live on almost any nut or fruit. Additionally, voles will target plants more than most other small animals, making their presence evident. Voles will readily girdle small trees and ground cover much like a porcupine This girdling can easily kill young plants and is not healthy for trees or other shrubs.

Voles will often eat succulent root systems and will burrow under plants or ground cover and eat away until the plant is dead. Bulbs in the ground are another favorite target for voles; their excellent burrowing and tunnelling skills give them access to sensitive areas without clear or early warning. The presence of large numbers of voles is often only identifiable after they have destroyed a number of plants and lawn area.

what
to
identify a vole

Voles are small rodents that grow to 3 inches – 9 inches depending on the species. They can have five to 10 litters per year. Gestation lasts for three weeks and the young voles reach sexual maturity in a month. As a result of this high reproduction rate vole populations can grow very large within a very short period of time. Since litters average five to 10 young, a single vole can birth a hundred more voles in a year.

what
we
can do to
help

Elimination of voles can be difficult and may require the services of a professional applicator. Peregrine has a variety of pest management programs which will get you pest free in a professional and timely manner.
customer
reviews
Quick Service

Booked an appointment within two days for vole control. Traps were placed and the problem was resolved right away. Very friendly service from all involved.

James G.Calgary
Huge help

Had voles last year and a pocket gopher that moved in due to expanding suburbia. Called many for quotes but Marilyn was the first and only one to take the time to help me figure out what the problem really was and how to deal with it. Chuck came out and helped me understand how the critters live and how to prevent their return… Huge help as i was stressed about my plants,kids and using traps around kids. in case next year my garden looks better than the mud hill behind me, I will call them again if I have problems but I’m sure that with such thorough work from chuck, we will be fine. Thanks guys!

Lori R.Calgary
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