Vole coming out from the ground inside a lawn - Vole removal


Voles, despite their small size, can cause substantial issues for your property. Their burrowing and feeding behaviors lead to significant damage in lawns, gardens, and landscaping. Here are key reasons why effective vole removal is essential:

1. Maintain Lawn and Garden Health

Voles create complex tunnel networks beneath the surface, leading to soil erosion, uneven ground, and harm to plant roots. Controlling vole populations is vital to keeping your lawn and garden healthy, preserving their visual appeal and vitality.

2. Prevent Structural Damage

Vole tunneling isn’t limited to green spaces; it can impact hardscapes like patios, driveways, and building foundations. Their burrows can cause cracks and compromise structural stability, leading to expensive repairs. Addressing vole issues promptly protects your property’s structural integrity.

3. Safeguard Landscaping Investments

A well-groomed landscape enhances your property’s value. Voles disrupt flower beds, uproot plants, and damage decorative shrubs. By managing vole populations, you protect your landscaping investments and ensure the beauty of your outdoor spaces.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we provide expert vole pest control solutions to keep voles from damaging your property. Voles can cause significant harm to lawns and gardens, but our skilled team is ready to address this issue. We use a detailed and humane approach to manage vole populations effectively, ensuring your property remains healthy and beautiful.

  • Humane Vole Control Methods:
    We emphasize ethical treatment in our vole control strategies. Using humane techniques, we handle vole populations carefully, avoiding unnecessary harm to the animals and ensuring our clients’ peace of mind.

  • Detailed Site Inspections:
    Our team conducts in-depth inspections to identify signs of vole activity such as burrow entrances, runways, and feeding damage. These thorough assessments help us understand the problem and develop an effective action plan.

  • Reliable Trapping Techniques:
    Trapping is the most dependable method for vole removal. It requires patience, persistence, and precise trap placement. We use live traps that minimize disruption and ensure humane, effective removal.

  • Swift and Effective Tunnel Treatments:
    For a rapid and efficient solution, we utilize a specialized rodent machine designed for vole tunnel treatments. This advanced method is both quick and highly effective, helping to control vole populations while minimizing any disruption to your property.

  • Eco-Friendly Approaches:
    We use environmentally responsible techniques to protect your family and reduce the impact on the local ecosystem. Our solutions are designed to maintain the natural balance of your area while effectively managing vole populations.

  • Customized Vole Management Plans:
    Every vole situation is unique. We develop tailored management plans to meet your specific needs, ensuring our solutions are both effective and long-lasting, giving you peace of mind.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we address the unique challenges posed by voles with a comprehensive approach. Our process includes detailed inspections, ethical removal techniques, and proactive preventive measures, all executed with meticulous attention to detail to keep your property secure and vole-free.


Are other pests or wildlife causing issues on your property? Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management offers a variety of solutions to address your needs, including our specialized Mole Control services:

All-Inclusive Wildlife Management
Whether it’s raccoons digging through your trash or squirrels making a home in your attic, our team can handle it all. We use humane methods to relocate animals safely and responsibly.

Advanced Insect Control
From termites damaging your foundation to ants invading your kitchen, our insect control services are designed to eliminate and prevent infestations. We target the root of the problem to keep your home insect-free.

Comprehensive Rodent Control
If mice or rats are taking over your home, our effective rodent control techniques will remove them quickly and thoroughly. We ensure your living spaces stay rodent-free for the long term.

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we provide comprehensive services to handle any pest or wildlife challenge you might encounter. Our detailed approach ensures your property remains safe from all types of intruders, not just voles.


Grey Red backed vole coming out of a hole in a lawn

Detecting vole activity early can help prevent significant damage to your property. Here are key indicators that voles might be present in your yard:

1. Visible Runways and Burrows

Check for narrow, well-worn paths running through your lawn and small burrow entrances. These signs indicate active vole movement and tunneling just below the surface, suggesting the need for vole removal.

2. Damaged Plant Roots

If your plants seem wilted or unhealthy without any clear reason, voles might be the culprits. They can disrupt plant roots as they tunnel, leading to stressed and damaged vegetation.

3. Soft, Spongy Ground

Walk around your yard and feel for areas where the ground feels unusually soft or spongy. This often indicates extensive underground tunneling by voles, which disrupts the soil structure.


  • Tunnels in Lawn

  • Garden Damage

  • Uneven Soil

Frequently Asked Questions

Our skilled team utilizes advanced and humane methods to deliver effective vole control solutions tailored to each client’s unique situation. We emphasize ethical treatment and provide thorough, customized strategies to ensure the best outcomes.

Recognizing the urgency of vole issues, we aim to schedule inspections within 1-2 business days, depending on the season and our current workload. Our prompt response ensures your property is protected without unnecessary delays.

We employ a variety of techniques, including humane trapping and specialized tunnel treatments with our rodent machine. These methods effectively manage vole populations while minimizing disruption to your property and maintaining environmental safety. Our approach ensures comprehensive and reliable vole pest removal.

Absolutely. Protecting the well-being of your family and pets is our highest priority. Our vole removal techniques are eco-friendly and safe for animals. We will fully inform you of all necessary safety measures before beginning any treatment.

We provide professional guidance on how to keep your property vole-free. This includes recommendations for proper lawn care and establishing barriers to prevent voles, ensuring your yard remains protected over time. For mole prevention tips, visit our Mole Control page.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

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