Voles populating Chino Hills

From Champion Newspapers
July 11, 2020

A spike in the vole population in Chino Hills and the region has prompted numerous calls to the city and the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.

A vole is a rodent known as a “meadow mouse” that like to populate urban landscapes with grass and other cover they feed on, according to Janet Hartin, with the UC Cooperative Extension.

They like loose deep garden soil that makes it easier for them to burrow, she said. 

“Often, it’s the gardeners that seem to have the most trouble with them,” she said.

Kevin Marin, who has lived in Butterfield since 1991, said he has never seen so many voles, rodents, and rabbits. 

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