Voles are small mammals that burrow in the ground. As such, they are often confused with moles. Voles are less renowned but are worth your attention as a garden pest. These creatures build narrow and defined tunnels, called “runways,” in the ground, near the surface.
When inhabiting your yard, voles can cause significant damage. While burrowing, they will eat grass and claw through root systems, bases of trees and shrubs, bulb plants, and root crops. This naturally causes crops to die or not thrive and makes one’s yard unsightly. While there are many natural or DIY methods to controlling a vole problem, the most expedient and reliable solution is to trust your local pest control professional for a comprehensive approach.