University of Maryland Extension

Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries (FS-654)

Voles are small mouselike rodents. In Maryland, two species, the meadow vole and the pine vole, eat roots, bark, and bulbs; even at low population levels, they cause significant damage to forest plantations, orchards, nurseries, and landscapes. This fact sheet explains how to identify these injurious rodents and provides information on vole biology and management for forest plantations.

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