Spotting Voles

vole burrow
Do you know how to identify vole damage?
Vole are different than moles and are often confused when trying to determine what is destroying your lawn. Voles make their damage from above ground by feeding on the grass blades, eventually creating tunnels in the grass. When the grass is longer it can be hard to see but if you follow these pathways long enough you will find the entrance to a vole burrow. Voles are prolific and can seem endless at times when trying to get under control.

Interesting Mole Facts


Here are some interesting facts about moles that I bet you didn’t know:

1) Moles are not rodents. They belong to the mammalian Order Soricomorpha which is the same as shrews and hedgehogs.

2) Their primary food source is earthworms.

3) Moles create two different tunnel systems. The subsurface runways and the deep runways.

4) Moles can create up to 100ft of tunneling in a day.

5) A typical “infestation” of moles is only 1-3 moles per acre of land.

As you can see, it doesn’t take a lot of moles to create a lot of damage. Their constant tunneling wreaks havoc on lawns. Often, once the problem moles have been eliminate you will find new moles that have taken over that once occupied territory.