There are several different types of voles in the Northern Michigan Region. They are often confused with mice and moles. The voles are dark brown to black in color along the back with grey or silver on the surface. They have small rounded ears that are hidden behind fur.
The vole is capable of mating year round and can produce off spring up to 17 times in a year. They on average have an average of six in their litter.
Throughout its home area a vole will produce a systems of runways through the grass. They constantly groom these trails and leave grass cuttings along in the grass. They can be found active at any time of the day but are commonly most active at dusk and dawn.
Voles feed on sprouting shoots in the spring, tips and seeds in the summer and fall and roots in the winter causes damage to your landscaping and trees. They are literally surrounded by their food source year round.
By allowing a pest control technician to place professional products in your yard is best way to keep these rodents from damaging your shrubs and greenery.