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Tackling a Vole Infestation With Blue Duck Lawn Care

As spring rolls around in Indianapolis and the world comes back to life, so do the creatures that inhabit our lawns and gardens. While most of us welcome the return of chirping birds and buzzing bees, one critter can wreak havoc on our carefully tended landscapes: voles. These tiny rodents may look harmless, but their appetite for plants and tendency towards tunneling can quickly turn your green oasis into a disaster zone. At Blue Duck Lawn Care, we’re here to help you reclaim your lawn from these pesky pests.

Tackling a Vole Infestation With Blue Duck Lawn Care

Recognizing the Signs

Before discussing vole control, it’s essential to know how to spot the signs of their presence. Here are some common indicators:

  • Surface Runways: Voles create visible trails on the surface of your lawn as they travel between their burrows and food sources. These runways typically have a width of about 1-2 inches and are flattened from frequent use.
  • Gnawed Plants: Voles love the tender bark at the base of trees and shrubs. Look for signs of gnawing or stripping on the lower stems of your plants.
  • Small Burrow Holes: Voles dig shallow burrow systems in lawns, gardens, and mulch beds. Keep an eye out for small, dime-sized openings near the base of plants or along the edges of sidewalks and structures.
  • Presence of Droppings: Look for pellet-like feces near their burrows or along their surface runways.

Our Approach

We understand that every vole infestation is unique, so we tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of your property. Here’s how we tackle vole control:

  • Thorough Inspection: Our first step is to inspect your property to assess the extent of the vole infestation and identify potential entry points and nesting sites.
  • Strategic Bait Placement: Once we’ve pinpointed the vole hotspots, we strategically place bait boxes near the openings of their burrows.
  • Secure Traps: To ensure the safety of your family and pets, we use bait traps that can only be opened with a special key. Additionally, we place highly visible stickers on top of the traps to alert you to their presence and help prevent accidental interference.

Take Back Your Lawn Today!

Don’t let voles ruin your outdoor oasis any longer. With the expert help of Blue Duck Lawn Care, you can reclaim your lawn and enjoy a pest-free environment all season long. Contact us today at (317) 748-3153 to request an estimate and say goodbye to voles for good!