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Vole and Lawn Damage, Vole Tunnels

Voles are small rodents that grow to 3–9 in, depending on the species. They can have five to 10 litters per year. Gestation lasts for three weeks and the young voles reach sexual maturity in a month. As a result of this, vole populations can grow very large within a very short period of time. Since litters average five to 10 young, a mating pair can give birth to a hundred or more voles in a year. Voles often eat root systems and burrow under plants or ground cover and eat away until the plant is dead. Bulbs in the ground are another favorite target for voles; their excellent burrowing and tunnelling skills give them access to sensitive areas without clear or early warning. The presence of large numbers of voles is often only identifiable after they have destroyed a number of plants. However, like other burrowing rodents, they also play beneficial roles, including dispersing nutrients throughout the upper soil layers.

Vole Trapping, Removal

In most cases vole can be exterminated from a yard how ever vole do migrate from other locations. I provide a trapping service to control the populations of vole causing damage to your lawn. Baiting can be used but only under certain circumstances, where the threat of secondary poisoning to other animals is not present. A special style of trap is used to prevent traps from being set off by other types of animals but pets should avoid area being trapped. Lawns should be cut prior to trapping as the trapping program last 5 days or more. lawn services should be notified to what is going on, and the program should start the day after your lawn service has finished. All traps are checked daily by me, any rodents that are caught will be removed and traps reset until the end of term.

Vole Damage to Lawns and Plants

Voles are mostly herbivores, and cause a great deal of damage to grass and other plants. They are usually identified by the open tunnel work they make in the grass or what would look like trenches. Plants can also be affected by vole, making them sink in the soil by removing dirt and eating the fine root system. Mole and Vole can have the same kind of pattern in the grass but moles will have tunnels and be completely under the surface. Mole tunnels that are visible will not have grass on them were voles will chew through the grass down to the root system.


Call or text Nick Risa at 708-218-0535.

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Providing nuisance animal trapping and removal services in the, Illinois (IL) and Indiana (In) region, including the cities of Joliet, Lockport Illinois, Mokena, Crete, Homer Glen, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Elwood, Crestwood, Oak Forest, and more. I service the south end of Cook County and all of Will County Illinois, ( Also ) Indiana's Lake county North Newton County and Jasper Counties.  Wildlife calls, including the cities and villages of Dyer, Lowell, St. John, Schererville, Merrillville.  Blue Island, Beverly, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Markham, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Ridge, Villages of Alsip, New Lenox, Steger, Calumet Park, Crestwood, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Forest Park, Forest View, Frankfort Illinois, Frankfort Square, Green Gardens, Glenview, Glenwood, Golf, Hazel Crest, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Matteson, Justice, Lansing, Lemont, Lynwood, Midlothian, Oak Lawn, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Park, Park Forest, Posen, Richton Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverdale, Riverside, Sauk Village, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Stickney, Summit, Thornton, University Park, Willow Springs, Woodridge, Worth, and more.