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The Vole Control Program

This is the solution to your property’s vole problem. Our Vole Control Program is one of our most requested pest control programs in Calgary. The Vole Control Program will exterminate all voles in your yard and create a barrier around your entire property.

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How Does The Vole Control Program Work?

Our Vole Control Program is designed to effectively manage and eliminate vole infestations throughout the year.

From the initial setup to mid-season adjustments and late-season reinforcements, our program ensures your property remains protected from these persistent pests.

Here’s a detailed look at how each phase of the program works to safeguard your lawn and garden:

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1. Set up Visit

After you sign up for the program, our pest control service technician will visit your property and do an assessment. At that time, we will set up bait stations around the property. These bait stations will be strategically placed near dens and lawn areas around your yard with high vole activity to create a perimeter defence. The voles will be exterminated once they feed on the bait inside the stations.

2. Mid-season visit

Our second visit will be mid season. During this visit we will assess the property to see how the program is working and if any adjustments are needed. We will then inspect each bait station and make sure they are completely clean and refilled with bait. This visit will help keep the vole population down around your property during the summer and keep the vole barrier fully effective.

3. Late-season visit

This visit will be scheduled later in the season, but before the winter months. At this time of year, voles become very active. They will start searching out food sources and new places for dens. That is why this visit is one of the most important of the year for removing voles. Again, we will clean out the bait stations and refill them with fresh bait.

Vole Control Program FAQs

Primarily, to control voles we set up several bait stations around your property. These stations contain bait that the voles find irresistible. The voles will go into the bait stations to feed and in just a few days, they will succumb to the bait.

The bait stations that we use are designed for safety. It allows us to use the highly effective bait in a very safe way. The stations are specially designed heavy set rodents like voles and provide a comfortable environment for them to feed on the very bait that will be their demise. We use specially formulated bait that the voles find irresistible and are the safest on the market and most importantly, these baits are registered for use in and around residential homes.

Yes, we use only the highest quality, commercial-grade bait stations on the market. These bait stations are designed for safety as they are tamper-resistant and can only be opened with a special key. Inside, “bait posts” hold the bait very securely to help offer one of the safest vole control programs available.

Not at all, with this program you do not need to lift a finger and your vole or mouse issue will soon be a distant past. Just let us know if there is anything out of the ordinary (bait stations missing or full of dirt) and we will schedule a free service call.

Voles are everywhere and they are always looking for new places to build dens and new food sources. The goal of the Vole Control Program is to have the rodents not take residence on your property. Having voles living on your property is a guaranteed way to have your lawn torn up every winter only to see the vole damage when the snow melts.

If the odd vole comes running through your yard, that is totally normal, after all, they are wild critters. If you happen to see new holes forming around your sidewalk, garden beds, or patio and it seems like the voles are moving back in, just give us a call and we will schedule a free service visit.

If you opt to have the program for one season, all voles will be exterminated from your property. That being said, voles are wild and these small rodents are everywhere in Calgary. They are constantly looking for new homes as their current dens fill up. If you don’t continue using a program for ongoing protection, there is a high probability that new voles will move back in and become a nuisance once again.

If you have had voles before, then you have a greater chance of getting them again and they seem to favour certain properties and areas. At the end of your program, we will send you an offer for on-going vole protection.

The bait stations remain the property of Cougarstone Lawn Care and are allocated to your property for the duration of your Vole Control Program. They will be removed at the end of your program. If you choose to get on-going vole protection after your 1st year we will continue to monitor the condition of bait stations and replace any bait station if needed, free of charge.

Yes, after a couple weeks, we recommend that you fill the holes with soil and grass seed. This way, it is easier to tell if any new voles or other rodents are trying to get into the same areas. If holes are created again, wait 2 more weeks and fill the holes again. That should be enough time for the voles to be exterminated and your vole problem solved.

If you notice a persistent issue, do not hesitate to call us for a free service call and we will check the matter quickly. With our program, you can be confident that you will get the best customer service experience.

It can be frustrating when you are trying to take care of your yard and your neighbour won’t. However, the Vole Control Program can still definitely help even if you neighbour does nothing. Any nearby voles should be attracted to the bait stations and the program will still be effective for you. If your neighbour also wants to sign up, great. This will help create an even bigger defence around your properties.

"My lawn needed a lot of extra care and I signed up with Cougarstone Lawn Care and followed their recommendations. I thought it would take an entire season to get results but had my neighbors asking me for lawn tips that summer. Also, there were no high pressure sales and good communication with the lawn techs."
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"Been a long term customer for many years. Mike and his crew continues to provide excellent service year after year. This season I have Kyle performing various services for my lawn and he’s done a fantastic job. Always on time, very communicative, and attentive to details. I highly recommend Mike, Kyle, and Cougarstone team to anyone looking for a dependable company."
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"Jake took care of our last service request for fall. Cougarstone Lawn Care has been prompt and professional for all their visits, ensuring the gate is closed after and letting us know they completed the service. We used them to keep our lawn in good shape over the summer months, free from weeds and to keep the grass healthy and lush. Success! Will definitely use again."
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What are voles anyway?

Voles, also known as meadow mice or field mice, are small rodents that are often mistaken for the common house mouse. The difference is, voles have a shorter tail, no ears sticking up and are larger than house mice.

These little critters with greyish brown fur also prefer being outdoors especially in the cold, and do not like being indoors, so it is unlikely that they will try to enter your home.

Its pretty easy to get voles. If you have a yard with some lawn, you are at risk for getting voles. Your lawn, ornamental plants and vegetable gardens are their food. They also like living very close to their food source, so that is why they make dens under your sidewalks, patios, sheds and decks.

If voles have dens on your property and you do not exterminate them, they will continue to live there. As new litters are born several times per year, they will out grow their current home and head out to find new homes. Having voles continuing to live on your property may increase the likelihood of predators seeking them out. Predators that like voles are the coyote, weasel, bobcats, lynxes & the cougar.

Many people try to control voles on their own, usually by trapping. Snap traps can be effective but very time consuming to set up. Simple wooden mouse traps baited with peanut butter or vegetables can be placed near dens and active runways to try control the population. If using mouse traps, please remember that they can be dangerous from pets, kids and other non-target animals and must be used in a safe manor. Traps will have to be checked several times a day and carcasses removed. Voles are also known to become shy around traps once they figure out what they are and that can allow the voles population to continue to rise.

Box stores like Home Depot and Lowes supply consumer-grade bait stations for mice and rats. Many of these products are one-time use and not great for the environment as they create unneeded waste. The bait used inside is usually also consumer-grade and not as effective as commercial products that only certified companies can get.

Chances are they are still living on your property and replicating. In the summer as grass and plants are growing actively, it’s more difficult to see the damage that they do.

It can be frustrating when you are trying to take care of your yard and your neighbour won’t. However, the Vole Control Program can still definitely help even if you neighbour does nothing. Any nearby voles should be attracted to the bait stations and the program will still be effective for you. If your neighbour also wants to sign up, great. This will help create an even bigger defence around your properties.

What can I do to prevent voles in Calgary?

There are a few things you can do to help reduce the likelihood of a vole infestation in your yard. While hiring a rodent exterminator in Calgary will definitely work, there are a few other techniques you can do that will discourage more voles from finding den location on your property.

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#1 - Tidy up your yard​

You should try to avoid having yard waste (branches, firewood, leaves) and other items (tarps, garbage bags) left lying around on the ground. All of these items give voles an area to be protected.

#2 – Maintain your lawn regularly​

Your lawn should be mowed weekly for most of the season and maintaining a mowing height of around 3”. Letting your lawn become overgrown is not only a bad lawn care practice, but voles will love it.

#3 – Mow your lawn short right before winter. ​

Your last couple cuts of the season should take place in late October, right before the snow arrives. Mowing your lawn short right before winter is not only good practice to keep your lawn in good shape for the following year. It will also take away the voles’ main winter food source. 

Voles like to live close to their food source, so if your lawn is cut really short, they are more likely to try find dens on properties where to lawn was left long before winter. You should try cutting your grass at 1.5 – 2 inches at the end of the season.

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