Voles love vegetation. They are sometimes referred to as field mice or meadow mice because of their habit of digging their maze of burrows and tunnels in large open spaces. If they keep to those meadows and fields they aren’t so bad, but if they decide your yard is a better alternative, then it is time for vole pest control in Central Illinois.
Voles are often confused with mice. With their brownish-gray coloring and round ears, they do look like a large mouse. However, voles have noticeable shorter tails than mice. Another similar rodent to voles is the shrew. They both have pointed snouts and short tails, but the best way to tell the difference is by their front feet. Voles have 4 toes and shrews have 5 toes.
Voles are often confused with mice or rats. With their brownish-gray coloring and round ears, they do look like a large mouse or a small rat.
Voles are herbivores who love to eat up all plant-based items, including roots, bulbs, leaves, and bark. A vole infestation can destroy a garden and wreak havoc on your lovely landscaping.
They are quite crafty, creating a city of tunnels and burrows just beneath the surface of your lawn. This can lead to problems with holes, dips, grass health, and even potentially do damage to sprinkler or septic systems.
While voles are still active in the winter, because they do not hibernate, their activity is covered by snow. Once the snow has cleared, contact American Pest Control to have one of our pest control experts assess your situation. There is also wonderful information available through our pest control blog.
With the changing of the seasons comes the changing of the pests that vex us. Quarterly service through American Pest Control can keep your home and family safe and comfortable all year round.