vole tunnels in lawn

Asked April 9, 2020, 1:33 PM EDT

What do you suggest we use to get rid of the voles? the lawn is very lumpy ....I am thinking some grub control product?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Moles are usually what make lawns lumpy with their raised tunnels. (Usually just one very busy mole, as they are solitary creatures.) While moles do eat grubs, research proves that grub control products don't make them leave, because they just eat something else such as earth worms and other organisms. So don't waste your money on that.

Moles tend to leave after a season or two. Meanwhile they aerate your soil (very good to get rid of soil compaction) and they do eat grubs and pest insects. So, it pays to be patient. Moles are beneficial. Here's more help, including how to control them: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/moles

Voles, on the other hand, eat your bulbs, plant roots, and the bark off trees--killing them. Here's more about voles: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/voles