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What are moles and voles?

Moles and voles are small mammals that are found living in yards and gardens. Both of these garden pests are difficult to control and can create a lot of damage. Adult moles have a cylindrical-shaped body that is covered in dark, short, dense, velvet-like fur. Their eyes and ears are small and underdeveloped, and their noses are narrow and pointed. Moles have short, powerful limbs. Their front feet are much larger than their hind feet. Moles’ front feet have long claws that they use for digging and tunneling through dirt and soil. Adults range in length from 6 to 7 inches, including their tails.

Voles have short, stocky bodies. Adult voles’ bodies range in length from 5 to 8 inches. Their fur is chestnut brown to black in color. They have short, powerful legs, short, fur-covered tails, small, dark eyes, and ears that are partially hidden by fur. Voles have prominent orange front teeth that they use for gnawing.

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Are moles and voles dangerous?

Voles and moles pose no direct danger to people, and they rarely even come into contact with people. However, both moles and voles are destructive pests and can create a lot of damage in Charlotte yards and gardens that they are living and feeding on.


Moles are insectivores. They dig through loose soil, searching for insects and worms to feed on. While tunneling through the ground, they damage the roots of grasses, plants, and trees. In addition, their raised tunnels and entrance and exit points can cause your lawn to appear unsightly.


Voles are herbivores. They can cause significant damage to both vegetable and flower gardens and trees. As they tunnel through the ground, feeding on the roots of plants, they can cause significant damage and may ruin the appearance of your yard.

Why do I have a mole and vole problem?

Moles and voles both like to live and feed in large, open spaces, making residential properties the perfect environment for both to thrive. Moles and voles are active year-round, meaning a small infestation can become a large infestation in a short span of time.

Where will I find moles and voles?

Moles and voles live outside. Common places where both species live, feed, and breed include large open lawns, fields, parks, and golf courses. Unfortunately, the healthier your lawn is, the more your chances increase that moles and voles will choose to live on it.

How do I get rid of moles and voles?

Partner with qualified commercial and home pest control experts to eliminate and control moles and voles. At ProForce Pest Control, our knowledgeable and dedicated service professionals provide effective and guaranteed residential and commercial pest control services. We are committed to exceeding customer expectations and using innovative solutions to eliminate moles and voles from Charlotte and the surrounding area’s properties. To learn more about our occasional mole and vole control services, contact ProForce.

How can I prevent moles and voles in the future?

Preventing problems with moles and voles on your property is a difficult task. Both seek out healthy green lawns and lush, loose soil.

The best way to protect your property from these damaging pests is to seek professional help from ProForce as soon as you notice their presence.

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