How can I tell if I have moles or voles?
Moles leave large hollow tunnel trails just under the surface of the soil or grass. The trails usually terminate with a ‘hill’ which is the dirt they have excavated from the tunnels. They feed primarily on earthworms but sometimes they apparently eat grubs.
Voles, which look like mice with pointed faces and short tails burrow just below the surface of grass and mulch, they feed on tender shoots such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons. They limit the growth of shrubs by eating the tender feeder roots.
They rarely kill a plant but prevent it growing strongly. There are excellent safe ways to get rid of both.
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