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Voles look very similar to pet hamsters, though with fatter bodies and shorter tails. Unfortunately, they cause far more damage to your Eastern Shore of Maryland landscaping than hamsters. Therefore you should learn about the behaviors of voles, proper prevention methods, and when to call a pest and wildlife management professional.
What Are Voles?
As little brownish rodents, it’s common for people to mix them up with mice. However, voles are a bit larger, typically between 5 to 7 inches long, and have shorter tails. The Eastern Shore of Maryland is home to two species of voles, the meadow vole, and the pine vole.
How to Identify Voles
Voles are quick to hide at the sign of an intruder so you may not see them. However, you can see evidence of their presence. Wildlife control experts at Viking Pest explain voles create little tunnels, although not completely underground like moles. You’ll see their runway systems running through your yard. You also may notice that trees or plants have been gnawed on and some plants may wilt or fall over because their root systems were eaten away.
What Problems Can Voles Cause for the Eastern Shore of Maryland Home and Business Owners?
The destruction they cause is the main problem for the Eastern Shore of Maryland home and business owners. Nobody wants to sink hundreds or thousands of dollars into meticulous landscaping only to have it eaten by a family of voles. Additionally, these little rodents make a perfect snack for foxes, raccoons, and coyotes, potentially drawing these larger and more dangerous predators to your property, explain the local Maryland wildlife control experts at Viking Pest.
When Are Voles Active on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?
Voles don’t live long, only about 3-6 months on average. Occasionally you might find an old-timer of about 12 months but that’s about it. To that end, they don’t really have an “off-season”. They’re active all year round and both day and night.
How to Control Voles on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Since voles love plants, grass, and trees, it’s impossible to remove all food sources from your yard. However, you can make them harder to get to by putting fences around your gardens and trees. Wildlife and vole control experts at Viking Pest recommend avoiding leaving piles of firewood or junk lying around since these offer a perfect place for the voles to nest.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Voles on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Say goodbye to these destructive pests by calling the top pest control expert on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Viking Pest. We use integrated pest management methods to minimize the impact of our work on the environment and your health.