Southern Red-backed vole in a lawn - Vole Removal


Voles, though small and often overlooked, can create significant problems for your property. Their burrowing and feeding habits can cause extensive damage to lawns, gardens, and landscaping. Effective vole removal is crucial for several reasons:

1. Preserve Lawn and Garden Health

Voles dig intricate tunnel systems beneath the ground, which can result in soil erosion, uneven surfaces, and harm to plant roots. Managing vole populations helps keep your lawn and garden in top condition, preserving their health and aesthetic appeal.

2. Avoid Structural Damage

The tunneling activity of voles can also affect hardscapes such as patios, driveways, and foundations. Their burrows can lead to cracks and structural instability, resulting in costly repairs. Timely vole control helps protect your property’s structural integrity.

3. Protect Landscaping Investments

A well-maintained landscape is a valuable asset. Voles can disturb flower beds, uproot plants, and damage ornamental shrubs. By removing voles, you ensure that your landscaping efforts and investments are preserved.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we offer specialized vole removal services designed to protect and enhance your property. Our comprehensive and humane vole pest control techniques ensure effective results without harming the voles. If moles are causing problems as well, explore our Mole Control services for effective solutions.

  • Humane Vole Control Methods:
    We use ethical techniques to manage vole populations, prioritizing humane treatment while effectively solving your vole problems. Our approach balances animal welfare with your satisfaction.

  • Comprehensive Site Inspections:
    Our experts perform detailed site inspections to spot vole activity signs like surface runways, burrows, and plant damage. These thorough assessments help us understand the problem’s extent and choose the best vole pest control action.

  • Effective Trapping Techniques:
    Trapping is the most reliable way to control voles. It requires patience, persistence, and precise trap placement in active areas. We use humane traps to minimize stress and ensure effective removal.

  • Fast and Effective Tunnel Treatments:
    For quick and efficient vole control, we use our specialized rodent machine for tunnel treatments. This method is fast, effective, and causes minimal disruption to your property.

  • Eco-Friendly Techniques:
    Our environmentally responsible methods protect your family and minimize the impact on the local ecosystem. We aim to maintain the natural balance while effectively controlling voles.

  • Tailored Vole Management Plans:
    We understand that each vole situation is unique. That’s why we create customized management plans to meet your specific needs, ensuring long-lasting and effective solutions for your peace of mind.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we tackle the unique challenges posed by voles with a comprehensive approach. This includes meticulous inspections, ethical removal methods, and proactive preventive measures. Each step of our process is carried out with careful attention to detail, ensuring your property remains secure and free from vole disruptions.


Facing other unwelcome wildlife or pest issues? Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management is equipped to handle a variety of challenges:

All-Inclusive Wildlife Management
Whether it’s raccoons rummaging through your trash or squirrels nesting in your attic, our team has the expertise to manage all types of wildlife issues. We use humane relocation methods to ensure animals are safely and responsibly moved away from your property.

Advanced Insect Control
From termite infestations to ants in your kitchen, our insect control solutions are tailored to eliminate and prevent these pests effectively. Our targeted strategies are designed to keep your home free from insect invasions.

Comprehensive Rodent Control
If your home is being overrun by mice or rats, our efficient rodent control techniques will quickly and thoroughly remove these pests. We ensure your living spaces remain rodent-free, providing long-term peace of mind.

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we offer a broad range of services to tackle any pest or wildlife issue you might face. Our comprehensive approach ensures that your property stays protected from all kinds of intruders, not just voles. If moles are also a concern, learn about our Mole Control services.


Grey red-backed vole

Spotting vole activity early can help you prevent extensive damage to your property. Here are some key signs to look for in your yard:

1. Surface Runways and Burrows

Look for narrow, well-worn paths or runways on the surface of your lawn, often leading to small burrow entrances. These trails are a clear sign of vole activity as they move through their established routes.

2. Damaged Vegetation

Check for plants with chewed stems, roots, or bark, especially near ground level. Voles feed on a variety of vegetation, causing visible damage to garden plants, shrubs, and trees.

3. Soft, Spongy Ground

Walk around your yard and feel for areas where the ground feels unusually soft or spongy. This can be a sign of extensive burrowing activity beneath the surface, disrupting the soil structure.


  • Tunnels in Lawn

  • Garden Damage

  • Uneven Soil

Frequently Asked Questions

Our experienced team uses specialized and advanced methods to provide humane and effective vole pest control solutions, tailored to each client’s specific needs.

We know how critical it is to address vole problems promptly. Our team usually arranges inspections within 1-2 business days, based on the season and our current schedule. With our swift vole removal services, we ensure your property is protected without delay.

We employ a variety of techniques, including humane trapping and tunnel treatments with our rodent machine, to effectively manage vole populations while minimizing disruption to your property. Our vole removal methods are designed to be both effective and environmentally friendly.

Yes, our priority is the safety of your loved ones and pets. We use methods that are both environmentally friendly and pet-safe. Before we begin any treatment, we ensure you are fully informed about all safety precautions.

We offer expert advice on property maintenance and modifications to deter voles, including proper lawn care and setting up barriers to discourage vole activity.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

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