Vole Facts

How to Get Rid of Voles Before They Wreak Havoc on Your Landscape

If you’ve never actually seen a vole, it’s not surprising. The 7-inch-long rodent also known as a meadow mouse is rather shy. Yet evidence of the pests’ presence is unmistakable: There maze of 2-inch-wide tunnels leads to dying plants and displaced grasses. So don’t wait to roll up the welcome mat! Follow these do-it-yourself control methods before you’re faced with a full-scale vole invasion.



  • Size: 3" to 7" long
  • Shape: Mouse
  • Color: Brown to Gray


Voles have a vegetarian diet which consists of plant crown, seeds, tubers, tree needles, bark, various green vegetation such as grass and clover, and insects. Voles prefer not to feed in the open.


Voles require dense grass cover and prefer to live outside in fields. They love fresh mulch beds around home owners homes or new landscape where soil and mulch is loose, woodland beds, and tilled garden soil. The easier it is to dig the better for Voles.


Voles are very destructive to gardens and will gnaw the bark of fruit trees. They can also cause damage to tree roots, which may eventually kill the trees. Voles will wipe out landscapes, gardens, crops, without you knowing you have a problem until it’s to late. Voles do not make mounds they use mole tunnels or dig in loose soft 3-12" of soil.

Prevention: Vole King


Install an underground barrier to exclude moles from your yard or garden.

  • Vole King provides the customers with a solution that WORKS every time. After using Vole King one time you will never have to ask, "what do you have that WORKS".
  • Vole King works the first time and last the life of the plant. It’s unique stainless steel design allows the roots to grow out, while protecting the crown, stem, and main root source. This design allows the Voles and the plant to live in harmony.
  • Vole King protects new or transplanted trees, shrubs, bulbs, annual flowers, perennials, gardens, and turf.


Our solution is more efficient than repellants, soil amendments and hardware cloth:

Vole King was designed to be a one time solution for Voles. The stainless steel mesh will allow roots to grow through, but stop the Voles in their holes. Vole King provides year round protection without repeated applications of repellent. This not only saves money, but eliminates the need for routine applications. Vole King also eliminates the use of heavy soil amendments that requires labor intensive tilling and cultivating into the soil. Vole Kings are feather light and extremely flexible. They easily form to newly purchased container plants or existing transplants. Vole King allows Voles to live in harmony with the landscape without damaging your plants.

Prevention is important:

Vole tunnels cause a visual displeasing look to turf and mulch beds. Vole damage not only looks bad, but will cost you $$$ replacing expensive plants and flowers constantly. Vole damage destroys roots, flowers, bulbs, and turf. Voles do not go away unless they run out of food and limiting their access to food will drive them out.

The bigger picture of damage caused by Voles:

Voles largest damage comes from attacks under ground and you typically will not know they are there until plants begin to fall over. Healthy plants are slowly eaten from below and when the crown/root system is destroyed, the plant will fall over and expose the damage. This also means that they have reproduced and now you have multiple colonies of voles feeding and damaging your beautiful landscape 24hrs a day. If the Voles are not treated immediately, all of your plants are at risk of damage and destruction.