Trapping voles with simple snap-traps will be a very successful way to get rid of moderate vole populations:
Fall and winter is a good time to begin trapping; not only because food sources are dwindling, but it can help reduce populations before winter, which is when vole damage is at its worst.
Mouse-sized snap traps are best for getting rid of Voles. A small area may need about ten traps, while larger areas may need fifty or more. Make sure to use enough traps to be as effective as possible.
Place traps in runways, near possible hiding places. Areas include around bushes and flowerbeds or other preferred plants, and near openings of burrows.
Use apples or peanut butter and oats as bait.
Make sure traps are perpendicular to the runways.
Check traps twice a day, in the morning and evening.
Keep resetting and re-baiting traps until you stop trapping voles.
Consider covering traps with inverted pans or boxes to protect non-target animals, pets, and children from accidentally triggering traps.
Handle dead voles with caution; wear rubber gloves and dispose of in plastic bags.
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