vole looking out of it's den across a topeka home's lawn

What are voles?

Voles are often referred to as meadow mice because they are commonly found living in field and meadows, digging underground burrows. The best way to describe a vole is short and stocky. An adults stout body generally ranges in length from 5-8 inches and their fur is dark brown to black in color. They have short powerful legs, a short fur covered tail, small dark eyes and partially hidden ears.

Why do I have them?

Voles tend to invade properties that have large open lawns or are adjacent to a parks or golf courses. Voles like to burrow in large open areas that have ample amounts of vegetation for them to feed on. Voles are active and breed year-round, this means that a small vole problem can quickly become a very large vole problem.

Are they dangerous?

Voles rarely enter the inside of homes and other businesses and aren’t known to cause any major health concerns for people. However, an infestation of voles on your property can lead to extensive damage to your lawn and property as they create their elaborate tunnels right under the surface of the ground. Also, voles are herbivores and their feeding can cause significant damage to both vegetable gardens, flower gardens, and trees.

Can I do it myself?

Once there is an established vole population on your property they are extremely tough to get rid of. Voles spend most of their time in tunnels underneath of the ground, this makes being able to find all of the invading voles and their nests very difficult. Trying to remove a vole infestation without professional help, generally leads to nothing but a quick re-infestation.

How soon can you get here?

At Schendel Pest Services we are dedicated to making sure that we get help to you as quickly as possible, we understand how stressful pest problems can be for you and your family. In most instances, Schendel will respond the same or very next day.

Is the treatment safe?

Yes, our treatment methods are safe for use around people, pets, and plants. We use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, mechanical means, or conventional produces. 

We follow very strict guidelines, and all of our conventional products are EPA registered. Our trained and experienced service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that may need to be taken before treatment begins.

How much does it cost?

We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Preventing voles from choosing your property to live, feed and burrow in is a very difficult task. The best defense against these damaging pests is to contact vole control experts at Schendel Pest Services as soon as you notice a problem with voles on your property.


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