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Why Voles Are Attracted To Your Collegeville Property

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Voles are small rodents that are often found in Collegeville yards and gardens. These animals have blunt noses, furry ears, dense brown fur, and hairless tails. Voles require dense grass as cover for them and they typically like to live outside in fields. They are also remarkably poor climbers. 

A vole usually eats bark, seeds, and vegetation for nourishment. There are about 100 different species of voles, and most are between three and seven inches in length. Their small size should not be underestimated, however, because they can still bring a multitude of problems to your property. If you need pest control in Collegeville, look no further than our team at Terra Pest Management Specialists. No one does vole control the way we do!

Signs You Have A Vole Problem In Your Yard

It can be hard for some Collegeville residents to be able to identify a vole problem in their yard if they have never been near a vole before. Some signs that you currently have a vole problem in your yard include, but are not limited to:

  • Collapsing plants with chewed or missing roots
  • Missing or eaten fruits and vegetables 
  • Holes in the yard that indicate tunnel entrances
  • Sponge-like soil covering tunnels
  • Shovel snow from your yard regularly 
  • Small trails or paths in the yard between one and two inches wide

Make sure you contact us at the first sign of voles in your yard or property.

The Damage Voles Can Cause In Your Garden

Voles are more destructive than many Collegeville residents think! They create tunnels that look like cracks on the surface of your lawn. They will also start creating small holes around your yard and will kill young trees and plants by chewing on their stems, bark, and roots. 

You'll want to make sure you take action and try to prevent voles altogether, but especially if voles are already present in your yard. Voles can reproduce very quickly and have up to ten litters of pups a year, with each litter containing about five or more pups. If a vole problem is left untreated, they will not hesitate to reproduce and cause even more damage to your yard and your property.

For effective vole control in lawns, homeowners should go straight to a professional pest control company like Terra Pest Management Specialists.

 How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Voles

Did you know that there could be factors on your property that are attracting voles without your knowledge? You may be wondering how to control voles on your own. Here are a few ways to remove factors that commonly attract voles:

  • Ensure that you mow your lawn regularly and trim all bushes in your yard to discourage voles from burrowing.
  • Protect young trees with material such as plastic tubing so that voles can no longer chew on their stems, bark, and roots.
  • Invest in fencing.
  • Remove wood piles and debris piles.
  • Protect flower bulbs beneath the ground.
  • Remove bird feeds or keep them clean.
  • Cultivate your soil frequently to discourage burrowing.

Removing these factors can help deter voles and make your yard appear less appealing to voles. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Vole Problem On Your Property

For the best vole control in Collegeville, get in touch with our team at Terra Pest Management Specialists. We are a family-owned and operated, as well as woman-owned and operated business that believes in putting our customers first. We are also fully insured and licensed, and all of our pest control technicians are highly trained and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. 

Our pest control solutions revolve around environmentally friendly treatment options that will bring you and your family long-term solutions. For the best way to control voles, give us a call today and request your free estimate! 

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.