Damages Meadow Voles Often Cause

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Have you ever wished there was one location to find everything you absolutely need to know about those meadow voles that keep coming into your yard and nibbling on your trees? Well, you're in luck. You just found it! Here's everything you need to know about the yard pest known as the meadow vole, starting with the most important thing you need to know: what kind of damages are those voles going to do in your yard.

Meadow Vole Damage

  • All of that chewing on the bark of your trees is going to eventually cause those trees to die. This kind of damage disrupts the flow of nutrients and water that is necessary for the life of your trees.
  • If you have a trench of chewed grass in your yard, you can be sure that meadow voles are going to make more of those. Sometimes, lots more. As meadow voles go through a yard, they chew on grass as they go, leaving trenches that start to look like a network of veins.
  • Voles are herbivores. That means that the grass in your yard isn't the only vegetation they will feed on.
  • They attack plants, bulbs, and tubers in your yard.
  • Do you have a garden? Meadow voles will take notice. They'll feed on a wide selection of vegetables in your garden.

How To Stop Vole Damage

Okay. Let's be honest. This is all that really matters, isn't it? When voles start to wreck your lawn, eat your garden vegetables, chew the bottoms of all your trees, and munch on your ornamentals, you want them gone. Here are a few things you can do.

  • Protective skirting around the base of trees is a natural exclusion method that can deter meadow voles.
  • If you have a garden, establish a fence around it that goes at least 10 inches into the soil. This will prevent voles from tunneling underneath.
  • When you keep your yard trimmed low, you can make your yard feel much less welcoming to meadow voles. These rodents prefer the cover that tall grass provides.
  • Contact a pest professional. If you want a complete resolution to your vole issue, it is best to have a professional pest control technician apply modern pest control methods to deal with this problem.

For help with meadow voles, and other wildlife control issues, give us a call. At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, eliminating pests is what we do. In fact, we've been eliminating pests since 1929. Let us assist you in getting rid of yours.

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