Voles are among the most prolifically reproducing mammals in North America, and certainly Minnesota. They live outside year round, and typically remain out of sight whenever possible. In the warm months they can damage our trees and gardens, but the most telling damage occurs over the winter months. Voles will venture out into our lawns under the cover of snow, travelling along the surface of the ground to seek food, decimating our lawns with an intricate maze of dead grass runs in the process. Each spring melt reveals the damage they have wrought, leaving frustrated homeowners to repair their lawns.
Abra Kadabra’s pest control technicians are certified pesticide applicators with the Minnesota Pest Management Association (MPMA), and carry certifications in vertebrate and turf/ornamental pest control, among others. We utilize the highest quality products with the lowest environmental impact. Our technicians undergo recertifications with the MPMA on an annual basis. We strive to provide clients the most experienced operators in the state, with most technicians receiving supplementary training through the National Wildlife Control Operator’s Association (NWCOA) as Rodent Standards Certified and Zoonotic Disease Professionals.
Due to the reproductive cycle of voles, we have found that if the population is controlled early on in the winter it will hold through the frost. In some areas, the vole population is low enough that we can gain control by the third or fourth service. However, some areas we service have high populations that require 6-8 services. Bait stations will be removed when the snow melts in the spring. This service is billed per visit, and the recommended frequency and cost is dictated by each property’s acreage and specific needs.
Have you experienced spring lawn damage at your home due to voles in the past and are concerned about the upcoming winter season? If you’re located in the greater Twin Cities, MN metro area, contact Abra Kadabra Environmental Services today to begin addressing your vole problems. Our experienced vole removal and baiting technicians will walk you through our process of preventing spring vole damage and get you scheduled for a winter baiting program.