How to Get Rid of Voles

How to Get Rid of Voles? Creeping and creaking in the night, voles plays an annoying disturbance to our daily life. Here, let’s find out the most crucial weakness and the most effective weapon to vanquish them!

Voles vs. Mouse: What Are Them?

Figure 1  Left: A Mouse  Right: A Vole          

    Voles, which are commonly called ‘field mice’, is not really de facto ‘mice’. Although looks similar at the first glance, they belong to a different family called Cricetidae, which distinguishing from Muridae, the family of ‘house mice’. Relating to lemmings and muskrats, voles have a compact and stocky body (3-9 inches), short legs and tail, small eyes and ears and a blunt muzzle – a rodent espresso. There are more than 150 species of them spreading around the world inhabiting prairies, steppes, semi deserts, alpine, meadows, tundra, forest, and of course, your garden. Despite of several months of lifespan only, their strong fertility may burst their population drastically in a very short period!

Can I Make Peace with Voles?

No. Voles are a huge threat to your lawn and yard. They are basically herbivore and your garden will be their amusement park. During winter, they build an empire of runaway tunnel under the coverage of snow and chewing the vulnerable roots and stem of your plants. After snowmelt in early spring, what you find will be your garden in ruin with obese voles scrambling manically around –  a catastrophe! Moreover, it carries various disease including rabies, hantavirus, and Korean hemorrhagic fever, placing your family at stake. Clearly, there won’t be a peace truce between voles and you so you have to fight against them.

Is There a Vole in Your Garden?

Although being obscure, underground and nocturnal, voles do leave trails behind which we can find and trace:

  • Paths & Entrance on the turf surface (1” – 2”).
  • Burrows & Tunnels near under the surface (1” – 2”).
  • Barks & Gnaw at the base of your trees and shrubs.
  • Trail & Area where your plants withered and dead.

How to Prevent a Vole Invasion in Advance?

Figure 4 A Tree Guard

  1. Isolate your garden. Fencing and sealing may not look natural and beautiful, but they are useful!
  2. Trim your vegetation. Voles favor dense and heavy vegetation as that will provides sufficient resources and shelters them from their natural enemies.
  3. Seal your compost. Nowhere other them a warm and rich compost post can be more ideal for the vole! If you have to keep one, make sure to seal it well.
  4. Delay your mulch. Do not mulch over your lawn until the ground is well frozen, otherwise voles will hitchhike your warm house!
  5. Guard your wood. You can surround the base of your tree and shrubs – especially young ones – with tree guard to avoid barking and gnawing.
  6. Lease your pet. Actually, dogs or cats often frightens and expels voles, and cats may even bring you a captured vole sometimes as a surprising gift!

Important: Get Rid of Voles Now!

    CAUTION: It is not recommended to use poison or pesticide to eliminate voles for domestic purpose as they may be dangerous to human and other lives. Consult professionals if really in need.

    Because chemical treatment is not safe for home and garden scenario, physical treatment will be our choice. Thus we will ‘provide’ two solutions for voles: fight (trap) or flight (repellent)!

  • Trap:

Figure 5  A Claw  Style Vole Trap

Unlike mice, as soon as voles spend most of their life underground, classical household traps – snap traps, cate traps and glue boards – are not effective solutions. Specializing against voles’ digging habits, Trapall have dedicated equipment accommodated to soil scenario and can be set right in your garden such as tunnel trap, scissor trap and spear trap


  • Read the instructions
  • Place the trap at the busy runaways
  • Baiting with fruit and peanut butter
  • Keep children and pets away
  • Check the trap regularly
  • Handle voles with gloves


  • Repellent

Figure 6  A Sonic Vole Repellent

Animal repellent is another idea to thin out the population of voles, less violent, but safer. Besides animal predator like owls and cats and scent repellent like castor oil, we can apply some modern technology – ultrasonic waves. Here, Trapall provides acoustic device designed to harass voles at a specific high frequency which has no effects on human. Moreover, we also develop a laser repellent that intimidates voles by imitate the sight of wolves.


  • Read the instructions
  • Place the repellent at the busy runaways
  • Accompany with other treatments as voles may return sometimes
  • Remember to charge


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