Vole Services

Vole searching for food

Vole searching for food

Voles can cause numerous and extensive damages to the properties they infest.  Some of these hazards include an increased risk of personal injury by creating uneven and unstable ground which can result in liability issues, the rapid mass consumption and destruction of ornamental plants, trees, and gardens, destruction of plumbing and utility lines from "girdling", and unsightly visual damage to the landscape. Voles will consume an astounding 60% of their body weight daily and multiply rapidly via an incredible reproductive rate, which can turn a small problem into a massive outbreak in a short time.

Animal Damage Management provides multiple options for vole control. We can use rodenticide baits, kill traps and we can exclude them from your property using a combination of above-ground and underground screening. Our prices will differ depending on the method chosen, the amount of activity present, and the size of the area to be controlled. We guarantee all vole work we perform. Please call us so we can setup an appointment for you to meet with one of our fully trained technicians or supervisors.

Understanding Voles

SIGNS YOU HAVE voles

Voles leave above ground runways that connect their tunnel systems and feeding runs. Voles also occupy old gopher tunnel systems but unlike gophers will leave tunnel system open. 


HOW Do we GET RID OF voles?

Animal Damage Management uses a variety of rodenticides and trapping devices to remove the problem. We take into consideration the location, ecosensitive areas, natural wildlife and cost into which method is chosen.


ARE Voles DANGEROUS?

Voles should never harm a human directly. The damage from moles comes from runway systems becoming tripping hazards and voles being disease vectors.


WHAT DO Voles LIKE TO EAT?

Voles are massive consumers of whatever they come into contact with. Voles will eat 60% of their body weight a day. Voles also have teeth similar to a beavers and they constantly need to file them down. This causes them to girdle on bark which often kills the plant/tree.


WHERE DO Voles LIKE TO LIVE?

Voles inhabit all of North and South America, Europe and Asia. Here in California we have a variety of species that live from Sierra Nevada Mountains to the San Diego Coast. Typically moles are found in low lying areas that retain moisture.

COMMON WAYS TO DETER Voles:

Introducing raptors by placing raptor perches will reduce the population but there are no successful means of deterring voles.

HOW DOES TRAPPING/REMOVING Voles WORK?

You would simple give us a call or an email and one of our technicians will come out to the site and give you a free quote for the service. If you would like to proceed we would then use the selected control method to eliminate the problem.

WHAT ARE THE Chances OF Voles COMING BACK?

This question is extremely hard to answer because it depends on a variety of factors. If you live in the middle of a city and we have eliminated all of the pests in your yard the likelihood of getting them again is low. If you live in the middle of the country with open space all around you the likelihood of a re-infestation is high.

HOW SOON CAN WE WORK ON getting Rid of your Voles? 

Typically after you reach out and contact A.D.M one of our technicians will call you back within an hour to setup an appointment.

HOW Does Vole REMOVAL WORK?

Vole removal works in a variety of ways. The first method is using a trapping mechanism to actively trap and remove the dead moles. The other methods involve the elimination of the voles on site inside its tunnel system.

WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN Voles CAUSE?

Voles can kill off all plants and trees with their feeding habits. Unless properly controlled a small vole population will turn into a massive one within a few short weeks. Voles will consume any organic thing they come into contact with.

WHAT ARE SIGNS THAT MY Vole PROBLEM NEEDS SERIOUS ATTENTION?

When you notice "flagging" of plants (certain parts of the plant is dying off) and inspect the plant and notice girdling. You need to immediately seek help. Vole populations grow to quickly to allow even a small issue to go untreated.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RID OF Voles?

Animal Damage Management provides a 30 day guarantee for all vole work preformed. When we do the initial service we aim to remove the whole vole population on the site at once. If we have failed to do so we will come back out for free within that month to treat again.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REMOVE Voles?

Typically our vole services start at a rate of $155 and scale up depending upon the size of the property, the amount of activity and what is surrounding it.

WHERE DO WE WORK?

Animal Damage Management currently serves 23 different counties throughout the state of California they are Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer,  Sacramento, San Francisco, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara,  Santa Cruz, Solano,  Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba, We have a variety of sites both residential, institutional and commercial throughout the greater bay area.  We have technicians routinely working in cities such as Campbell, Cupertino, Redwood City, Fremont, Danville, Livermore, Dublin, Santa Rosa Morgan Hill, Walnut Creek, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Lafayette, Oakland, Orinda, Berkeley, Tiburon, San Jose, Rocklin, Walnut Creek, Stockton and Roseville.