Mole or Vole

Molehill Mole Earth Meadow Secret Service

You’ve probably got at least a fuzzy picture in mind of what moles and voles look like. Both of them are small, furry little rodents that have tendencies to wreak havoc on lawns. This, however, is all about where their similarities end. They are different animals with unique brands of destruction. Understanding how to recognize each is important so that you can know which sort of pest control measures are suitable to take.

Moles

It’s extremely possible you’ve not really seen a mole in your lawn because they like to live and consume underground. If you do, however, get an opportunity to spot one, they vary from grey to dark brown, reach lengths from 6 to 7 inches, and can be recognized easily by their very long nose and big, webbed front feet. They use these feet to dig tunnels under your yard (at a speed of approximately 1 foot per minute) so they can catch their favorite food, earth worms. Though very little, moles place a great deal of work into eating nearly their body weight every day. Working hard, this can amount to 100 feet of tunneling daily, which can be quite a lot when comprised under one yard. To compensate for this, they might have other elements of your yard caving in a bit. The fantastic news is they usually live alone, so in case you have one, you likely just have that one.

Voles

Unlike additives, they are very social animals and are known to purge yards fast because of the brief time it takes them to replicate. They prefer to feed on grass and flower roots, but will settle for bulbs or seeds, or even off the bark of little trees and shrubs if nothing else is available. Fortunately, this damage is really straightforward to fix after the voles are removed.

Whether you’ve voles or moles, or if you’re still unsure what pests are destroying your lawn, calling a professional pest management company will have the ability to clean things up quickly and easily. They will have your yard pest-free and will have the ability to provide some advice on ways to keep annoying yard critters from returning.

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