How to keep vols out of your lawn in the winter #851311

Asked September 26, 2023, 3:20 PM EDT

Vol problem under the snow. What can I do to keep them out of my lawn. They rip my lawn up. Is there a chemical or anything to keep them out of the lawn?

Scott County Minnesota

Expert Response

Good Morning Rick, 

Thank you for contacting the U of M Extension Service. 

Here is a link from the U of M Extension Yard and Garden website about winter animal damage to the landscape:

This information discusses repellants to apply to trees and shrubs. 

Here is another link about managing voles and damage: 

If you scroll down, there is information about using traps or pesticides to control them. 

Good Luck!

Maureen Graber Replied September 27, 2023, 8:48 AM EDT

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