Vole problem

Asked February 24, 2017, 5:31 PM EST

How do you get rid of voles in the yard

Deschutes County Oregon voles

1 Response

Hi,

We are seeing a lot of vole damage in turf due to the extended deep snow cover this winter. The voles were able to wreak havoc under the snow because their normal predators were not able to see them as they normally would without snow cover.

Here is some additional information below: snap traps (mice traps) with peanut butter or apples generally work best for homeowners. See more details in these two publications. For larger areas bait stations work well but need to be baited with Restricted Use Pesticides (need someone with a commercial license to purchase and administer).

https://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/PNW/PNW0627.pdf

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7439.html


Thanks, Amy Jo