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Meadow Vole

Grouping Herbivore
Nicknames Meadow mouse, field mouse, yard beaver
Best Known For Surface trails through the grass, particularly evident after a snow melt.  They keep a meadow a meadow.
Life Span 3 months to 2 years
Mating Season Spring and summer
Litter Size 3 to 7 per litter (Up to 72 per year possible)
Litters Per Year 4 to 7 litters per year. Early litters become sexually mature the same year.
Habitat Open fields and low growing plantings such as junipers, periwinkle and hosta.  They love ground covers and canopy plantings.
Activity Cycle Diurnal, nocturnal and sub-nivean. Active year round.  Burrows are 3 to 4 inches under ground, feeding primarily on above ground.
Food soft and woody plants including turf grass, hostas, daffodils, tulips, bulbs and small shrubbery including lace leaf maples, fire bush and azaleas.
Damage Signs Grass trails resembling a road map especially after snow melt.  Food caches under ground covers, girdled trees and shrubs, distinct yard trails and dead limbs on shrubbery.
Treatment Lots of traps, location, toe eradicate the population. Bait stations for maintenance.
Distinguishing Features  

Also see for detail information on these animals:

Shrew | Deer Mouse | Eastern & Star Nose Mole


Bats Opossums
Beavers Pigeons
Birds Porcupines
Canada Geese Rabbits
Chipmunks Raccoons
Crows Rats
Deer Shrew
Flying Squirrels Skunks
Foxes Snakes
Ground Hogs Snapping Turtles
Mice Squirrels
Mink Starlings
Moles Voles
Muskrats Wood Peckers



S and S Wildlife Control, Inc. has the following Licenses and Wildlife Control Certifications

Licensed by the Pa. Game Commission
Licensed by Maryland DNR
Nationally Certified Wildlife Control Professionals N.W.C.O.A.



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