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From: Mark Anderson
Paxton, IL
How can I get rid of voles that are damaging my windbreak? I have 69 trees that are being over run by voles.

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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
Habitat modification is the best way to control vole damage. Keeping grass mowed short will reduce food resources and cover, that will reduce vole numbers in the area. If you have a pesticide applicators license their are toxicants that can be used to control vole populations. The vole page on this website provides more information. The pdf on control of voles in apple orchards would have tips that would be applicable to a windbreak. The page is:

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