Mole and/or Vole Removal

Asked August 16, 2018, 10:56 AM EDT

My lawn is being damaged by underground creatures that tunnel under the lawn and surface through various holes they made in the grass and soil. I think from what I read online that these creatures are either moles or voles but I have not seen one to verify. What is a good way that is cost-effective to manage these creatures and get rid of them.

Washington County Minnesota

2 Responses

You can either bait them, trap them, use repellents or remove their habitat. It varies dependent on which creature so you should first try to determine what animal you are dealing with. The websites below gives details. 1. https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-moles-voles/ 2. https://ag.umass.edu/turf/fact-sheets/vole-damage-to-lawns 3. http://apps.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/turf/bumps.html

Another resource: http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1538.pdf