Voles
  • House mice are gray or brown rodents with relatively large ears and small eyes. An adult weighs about 1/2 ounce and is about 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long, including the 3 to 4 inch tail.

  • Range:  1/4 acre or less
 
  • Food: Voles eat a wide variety of plants, but most frequently grasses and forbs. In late summer and fall, they store seeds, tubers, bulbs, and rhizomes. They eat bark at times, primarily in fall and winter, and will also eat grain crops, especially when their populations are high.
 
  • Mating: Voles may breed throughout the year, but most commonly in spring and summer.
 
  • Gestation: 21 days
 
  • Number of young: 1 to 11 young per litter (3 to 6 avg)
 
  • Number of litters: 1 to 5 per year
 
  • Females are sexually mature at 35 to 40 days of age.
 
If you notice holes in your yard that are connected by visible paths that have been cut through your lawn; you have voles.  These are not mice or moles and require a different plan to control.  I have that plan!