We starting to get some phone calls about little tunnels running across people’s lawns. In some cases, these tunnels are pretty extensive and look terrible.

What you are seeing are vole tunnels. These little tunnels or pathways are temporary. As soil temperatures rise and your lawn starts to grow again, they will disappear. The voles will always be there, but you will have a harder time seeing evidence of them.

A good rule of thumb in dealing with Spring vole damage is to rake up the dead grass and maybe throw down some grass seed. Rarely is the damage so severe that you would have to do lawn restoration.

Just be patient and your lawn will recover. Voles are not easy to control. There are some traps and baits available, however, neighboring voles will move in quickly once your resident population has been removed. Good Luck!