Kaput is an EPA approved rodenticide for voles in all states.
Characteristics of Voles that Forage Both Above and Below Ground
Notice the many burrow entrance holes at the edge of this
planting bed. A Montane vole is responsible for this damage.
It can cause both above and below ground type damage.
The evidence of their presence resembles both above and below
ground foraging vole activity. Voles such as the Prairie vole exhibit
this characteristic. Prairie voles build well-defined runways above
and below the ground. They may make the soil feel soft and spongy
under foot by their tunneling activity under the ground and the mulch.
They also make grassy runways in the turf. If they are mainly located
within the planted mulched areas, then use the Mulch
Covered Method of installation to set up the Vole
Control Bait Station System, and if they are located mainly
within the turf and tall grass areas then use the Tent
Setup method of installation. You may want to read about both
types of foraging activity to further educate yourself about the signs
to look for in your planting beds and grassy areas.
You can learn more about species specific behavior of Both Above and
Below Ground Foraging Voles by reading about the species located in your
area as shown on the maps below.Remember, however, it is not
usually necessary to identify the exact species of voles to gain control.
Only the foraging category must be identified for proper set-up procedures
(i.e. Both Above and Below Ground Foraging Voles). Once the foraging
category is determined, it is important to do the
SYSTEMATIC SEARCH to find
the area of most prevalent vole activity. The
SYSTEMATIC SEARCH will
help you determine the number of Vole Control Bait Station
Systems you will need and the optimal areas to place them.
Click on the maps below to learn about specific Both Above and Below ground vole species.