Help, I've Got Trails In My Yard!
As the snow gradually melts away here in the northern U.S., we're getting increased calls for Vole control. Often confused with moles, these rodents are entirely different.
A mole tunnels underground, lifting the soil upwards and making your yard “squishy” when you walk on it.
Voles tunnel under the snow pack in winter, but remain above ground and create those “highways” in the grass you see when it melts. They consume that grass and also use it to build nests.
If you’ve discovered critters in your yard, Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837).
Vole Image Credits - Purdue University
Mole Image Credits - Kenneth Catania, Vanderbilt University