Vole Control Services in Colorado

Voles are a small animal the size of a mouse who can absolutely devastate a garden. These little creatures burrow under the ground, eating bulbs, plants, and insects. Voles have shorter tails and stouter bodies than mice. Voles can be removed in a humane manner most of the time. Your Colorado Pest Pros specialist can advise you on the process of removing your vole infestation.

How to Control Voles

The best way to control voles is by making your lawn and garden no as appealing to them. Keeping your lawn mowed and the weeds cleared, and keep ground cover to a minimum.

The Vole Control 3-Step Process

  1. Identification of species. Once the pest professional has identified and confirmed your Vole infestation issues, they will provide you with the various options towards getting rid of them.
  2. Evaluation of the infestation. The pest professional will find the nests and speculate on the size of the Vole community as well as give you some idea as to the damage they have already caused.
  3. Removal. Once all the factors are evaluated, your pest professional will remove the Voles from your home. You can rest assured that all of our treatment options are non-toxic, pet friendly, and safe.

Voles: Did You Know?

  • Voles build two separate tunnels. One is buried deep, is built in straight lines and used for transportation. The other has numerous twists and turns and is very close to the surface and is used for feeding.
  • Voles can move very quickly. They can move at an estimated six miles per hour when they are just traveling from one place to another.
  • There are some species of vole who are native to Europe and who can swim 50-feet at a time underwater.
  • Voles do not hibernate so they are active all year around.
  • The vole population changes yearly. Every few years there is a spike in the actual population.

There are eight species of voles in the State of Colorado. They are most commonly referred to as field mice, pine mice, and meadow mice. The eight species found in the state are spread out in different regions.

Here in the Denver Metro area, we most commonly see meadow voles and long-tailed voles.

As members of the mouse family, voles are born in litters. Their lifespan is approximately six months. Voles can breed up to ten times a year with each litter numbering between two and six pups which makes them the most proliferative rodent known.

The best way to identify the presence of voles is to identify the damage they cause. Because they tunnel underground, the signs are usually close to the ground. You may notice holes in your lawn less than 2-inches wide. You may notice damage to plants, wilting flowers, plants suddenly losing their root structure, and disappearing bulbs.

Voles do not hibernate so they are active year around. They commonly move around more at both Dusk and Dawn. They tunnel under your lawn and garden feeding off of tree bark, roots, bulbs, leaves, and insects.