Welcome to the Vole Control resource center. You can find information on how to remove and control vole problem’s along with other common pests. We post tip’s, trick’s, and guides on how you can solve these critter problems yourself. This can save you ton’s of money by learning how to get rid of voles on your own. A normal cost for hiring a professional wildlife or pest control company would be between $200 to $1000’s+. This is not an option for every person, but vole control is not a well known skill, honestly most large companies have no idea how to control voles.
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Mole and Gopher Control in Oregon
Dealing with voles you will often run into moles and gophers as well. When in the Portland Oregon area CCP Wildlife Control LLC can handle all your mole, gopher and vole problems.
These services the greater Portland area, but there main focus is on the cities below:
Lake Oswego has beautiful forests and landscape that attract moles, gophers, and voles. This can create an opportunity for them to damage your property.
Portland is a very green city and that is what makes it so great, but with all the green you can find dirt mounds and tunnels underground. It is important to solve these critter problems before they get too big.
Beaverton is to the west of Portland but shares the beauty in landscape and also shares the damage caused by moles and gophers.
Hillsboro is one of the most beautiful places, offering great access to large cities, but with a county life feeling. Along with this is large amounts of mole and gopher problems.
Voles are exactly like a mouse in appearance, but have small ears and you can consider this animal as a country cousin to the Mickey Mouse appearance. Unlike the mouse species, voles are completely outdoor mice, with the small ears and the body is partially covered by the fur. The common color for these mice are brown and gray while you can find multiple colors on their belly as it can be white, cinnamon or yellow. There are various species of voles mice and all of these have different likes and dislikes, but the one thing that attracts all the values is the vegetables for food requirement.
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They sure look cute, but they do make damage: Voles are a species that rely on the fruit trees and the ornamental plants. The mice of this category love to nibble on the bark part of the tree and this is an important part of the trees and plants as this works as the essential element of the plant nutrition system and carries water to the other parts of the plants.
The problem with voles is a constant one as they are active the entire year and damage the plantation in the 24 hour cycle of the day. To better control the vole problem in your yard you should really need to go through this guide on how to control the voles.
To control the voles in your garden there are various poisons and other kind of chemical baits available to purchase easily, but choosing a particular solution or chemical is a work that you need to do with care as you have to make sure of two things- first to control the population and the growth of the voles and second is that the method you use should only affect the voles and the other pets in the home and the plants as well. This book guides you through all the methods available to you.
Even though they are not a certified health hazard as we rarely come across their direct encounter, but to keep your yard clean and protected from the damage it is very important that you keep the voles away from your yard. To learn the effective methods of keeping your yard safe from the voles and controlling their population with the most effective and easy methods you should really trust the methods discusses in this book that covers various ways to control the damage. The book reveals the tricks about how to differentiate the damage done by rabbits and the damage done by voles to better understand the cause of damage in your yard so that you can choose a method intelligently.
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How To Get Rid Of Voles
Before trying to solve you vole problem you need to properly identify your problem animal. Commonly people will confuse voles with moles and/or gophers. Below will help you identify what kind of pest is causing your problem.
First off, what is a vole? For more details check out our post: What is a Vole. Basically, vole’s are small rodent’s that dig and use tunnel’s underground. They look very similar to a mouse, but have bigger ear’s and there tail is shorter and have more hair. The most common vole problem is damage they cause from multiple hole’s and tunnel’s throughout yard’s and fields. Vole’s like most small rodent’s can reproduce very quickly, which can create a very large problem when left unattended.
In almost every cause vole control means more that just removing the current problem voles. This is where many people stop and where the problem starts again. You need to set up a maintenance plan to be ready when voles return, and most likely they will. Another option is to perform exclusion services to prevent voles from returning. This is only an option for very small areas and even then can be a very difficult option. Vole exclusion involves digging a trench surrounding the area and secure the wire mess throughout the trench. As you can tell, this would be difficult and almost impossible in some larger areas. Over all the best method to remove and control is to use vole traps with in a maintenance program.
Mole’s are the most common pest that damages people’s yards. And if you have ever had a mole problem you know how frustrating that can be. A mole problem can be identified by most people by the large basketball sized dirt mound’s created. This is different than voles, but commonly voles will use old mole tunnels. Also mole’s will use old mole tunnel’s meaning your more likely to have a mole problem after you have already had one. This is a frustrating truth, but knowledge is power so if we set up a maintenance plan the problem’s can be controlled more easily.
Many time you will have gopher problem’s along with vole problems. Vole will commonly use old or current tunnel’s made from gophers or moles. This can create a larger problem because then you have two different critter’s to remove. As you can see gopher’s are much larger than voles and also create create different problems. Gopher’s commonly damage yards and destroy garden’s. The easiest way to figure out which kind of underground pest is the tunnel size and the dirt mound’s they create.
Gopher’s create dirt mound’s that are to the side of the entrance to the tunnel and usually about the size of a small soccer ball. Vole’s will have hole’s about the size of a golf ball with almost no dirt above ground.