Other types of vole damage include:
1. Lawn Damage: Often, voles will burrow underneath the snow during the winter, foraging for sustenance or traveling. Since there is a significant amount of time for them to travel under the snow through the thatch layer, they can create large amounts of damage with the grass dormant and unable to recover. But you won’t notice it until all of the snow has melted. 2. Tree Damage: Voles can also cause damage to trees by gnawing the bark along the root collar. Plants and shrubs are also targeted. 3. Surface Damage: Though vole damage is more significant in spring, it can still be noticed and occur throughout the growing season. People often confuse this above surface trail creating with mole tunneling, however, all species of moles tunnel under the surface and not above it. If you do notice vole damage, you shouldn’t wait to do something about it.
You can also try burying wire mesh to form a barrier around your yard (or garden). But this can be a rather labor-intensive task.
They’ll penetrate the ground and give ground vegetation an odor and taste that disagrees with voles. This will force them to find a food source elsewhere. It essentially acts as a vole repellent.
Vole control starts with an integrated pest management plan. Our technicians will apply a series of bait injections that mimic the rodent’s natural food source. They’ll place bait every 8 to 10 feet inside tunnels that show signs of activity. The mole will perish upon eating the bait, leaving it to decompose underground.
This will be guaranteed to keep moles out of your lawn throughout the course of the year.
If you are interested in our mole control program, please contact your closest Lush Lawn branch for more information.
Treatment for voles should begin in the fall months. Our technician will identify locations where it is likely that vole activity will occur during the winter months. We will place bait stations in those areas for the voles to find and they will continue to frequent this area in the winter. Our bait stations are secured to prevent larger animals such as squirrels and chipmunks, or your pets from getting to the bait.
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