Field mice are cute little critters, but they can cause a lot of trouble. These rodents are known for damaging crops and gardens, feeding on the plants we grow outside, and digging holes in the lawn. If you suspect that there are field mice on your property and you need help, give us a call and a technician will come to inspect the situation. We can get rid of field mice and provide you with some recommendations to keep them off your property for good. Call us for guaranteed field mice removal throughout the GTA.
Field mice, also known as eastern meadow voles, are nocturnal rodents indigenous to North America. Weighing only up to 50g, meadow voles have a head and body length of 15 to 20cm and a tail that is only 3 to 6cm long. These little critters have stout bodies, rounded snouts, and chestnut-brown fur. At first glance, they look like mice. However, meadow voles are burrowers. Meadow voles store food and give birth to their young underground. They mate about every 3 weeks between spring and fall and produce litters of four to six young after a gestation period of 23 days.
Are Field Mice a Problem?
Voles rarely enter homes. They do better outside, burrowing in the earth. The worst damage they will cause is some harm to your tree bark, bulbs, and grass. You may also find some holes in the ground. However, if you’ve noticed a significant amount of damage to your garden, such as dead plants with missing roots, gnaw marks on the stems of young trees, and burrow holes in the lawn, you may have a few too many voles on your property. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to keep moles under control.
First, be sure to maintain your yard and keep it tidy. Mow the lawn on a regular basis and pull weeds. Use light layers of mulch around trees and garden beds. Do everything you can to reduce cover, so that moles have fewer places to hide. Then, protect your young trees with guards to stop voles from chewing on their bark. To help repel the animals from your plants, spray a mixture of hot sauce and water around the garden. You can also try sprinkling cayenne pepper directly onto the soil. Voles and other rodents can’t handle the heat of spicy peppers.
Contact The Exterminators for Help
Give us a call if the voles on your property have gotten out of control. A technician will arrive in an unmarked vehicle for an inspection and solution that works for you. Our technicians are trained and experienced in dealing with a variety of pests, both indoors and outdoors. We can help find the sources of your vole problem and get the animals back to a manageable population. Call us today for guaranteed pest control services in the Toronto area.