this weekend i'm going to try to plant grass in our front yard. this will be the third time we've tried.
a lovely family of voles has set up residence in our yard, hence the failed attempts at a lawn. they make tunnels that uproot the new grass, so it never quite works out.
i hate them. i wish they'd go away.
i was researching them today, and here are some of the highlights of my finds:
"These images show the tiny eyes, small, delicate feet and stubby tail which help identify voles." -tiny and delicate indeed!
"Do remember that voles are wild and unpredictable" - oh, i will.
"Don’t entice other voles to return." - yeah, like i do.
"Because of the unique behaviors of voles, it is very difficult for an amateur vole-trapper to know how to get rid of voles. Shooting is not a good option to get rid of voles." -on to plan B
"Call United Wildlife’s vole-trapping specialists at 1-888-488-1415 and we’ll give you our volees. We charge incrementally per vole and number of service calls. Prices will vary depending on severity of the vole problem. Depending on the amount of voles and where they are living, you may be able to assist us with the vole problem as we are dealing with it. There is no free government service that takes care of vole control. The good news is, insurance companies will often pay for some, if not all, of the costs incurred to get rid of voles. " - hunh!
"If voles should choose to die near your home or business, the dead-vole odor may emanate into the living quarters, causing headaches and nausea." - this is not good on many levels.
one time paris caught a vole.