Voles live in large numbers in our regions, in both cities and rural areas. Here’s how to protect your yard from this small rodent capable of plowing your lawn and killing your trees and shrubs without you even suspecting it. 

What’s the difference between a field mouse and a vole?


A vole is about 15 cm in length and can quite easily be mistaken for a mouse. However, its fur is different (dark brown with a greyish belly, which turns white in winter), its ears are shorter and its tail is smaller and furry. Also, its head and nose are rounded.

There are over 150 vole species in the northern hemisphere. In Canada, the most common species is the meadow vole. 

When do voles come out?