Vole Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

Vole hiding in green grass
Microtus spp.
How to Identify a Vole

Voles are 3-6 inches in length. they have hairy tails with short hair. Voles make runways/tunnels in turf, mulch, etc.

Where Do They Nest

Voles burrow in the ground along runways. They prefer areas of heavy ground cover.

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Vole holes in the ground

Why Are They Significant

Voles can cause damage to turf and ornamental plantings. They occasionally enter buildings by accident, but do not become established indoors.

Name :

Microtus spp.

Diet :

Plants, tubers, bark


Damage to landscaping

Tips & Tricks

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How To Prevent Voles From Infesting Your Yard

  • Reduce clutter outdoors.
  • Use snap traps places with triggers in vole runways.
  • Eliminate weeds, ground cover, mulch and dense ornamental plantings that provide food and shelter during warm weather.
  • Rodenticides may be necessary for control in large areas.
  • Contact a trained Thorn professional for humane and safe removal.
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How To Exclude Voles Entering Your Home

  • Install tight-fitting door sweeps.
  • Seal exterior cracks, crevices and areas around pipes and electrical conduits that enter buildings through walls.
  • Reduce clutter indoors.
  • Keep all exterior doors closed.

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How Thorn Can Help

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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