Every gardener has to deal with nuisance pests such as rabbits, deer and raccoons at some point. While I’ve become an expert at spotting signs of wild animals over the years, such as chewed leaves, broken stems and droppings, I didn’t know what to think when I noticed what looked like little runways with small holes at the ends.
I pointed out the problem to my neighbor, Meg, when she stopped by one day to chat. She immediately exclaimed, “You have voles!” Meg told me that she had a vole issue on her property a few years back, and that I needed to invest in a vole trap right away.
Honestly, I had never heard of voles. Meg informed me that voles are small rodents, also known as field or meadow mice. But what really got my attention was the fact that voles had almost ruined Meg’s yard and garden … Read More