What Causes The Holes in My Yard?
Voles are a common problem for many homeowners in Chapel Hill, Cary and Raleigh, NC. Voles are about five inches long, resembling brown meadow or field mice, and dig or burrow underneath grassy lawns.
Voles, like most rodents, will reproduce multiple times a year, producing nests with many voles present together. Voles are herbivores, meaning they have a plant-based diet. Because of this they’re infamous for destroying the tree bark, flowers, perennial roots, bulbs and seeds of the plants around homes.
If you have holes and mounds, or even visible tunnels in your yard, there is a chance you have Voles or another rodent running around.
How We Can Help With Vole Removal
Poisons or baits (such as anticoagulants, brodifacoum or bromadiolone) can be used but with extreme caution so as to not contaminate the area for people. Old-fashioned techniques such as filling tunnels or holes with chemicals or flammable liquids (like gasoline or kerosene) are discouraged since they can cause even more damage due to weak or incomplete tunnel collapse.
A professional company like Critter Control of the Triangle can set traps that either capture voles alive or kill them on impact. The homeowner can make this decision whether to capture or kill the pests based on their personal preference.
Do not hesitate to call Critter Control of the Triangle today at (919) 382-0651 if you are seeing warning signs of voles within your yard, lawn or home.
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We have exterminators and technicians in the greater Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Chapel Hill and Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Whats the difference between moles and voles?
If you’re noticing damage in your yard or maybe some critters running around and you’re not sure what what to do, just visit this page where we explain how to identify moles vs. voles. Find out more about the differences between moles and voles.