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Homemade Vole Trap

I received an email from Doug of Idaho Falls who had commented on the previous post about voles in the lawn and said he had made homemade traps to get the critters

In his earlier comment he said:

I have succsessfully trapped out all the vols in my yards with a sure-fire homemade trap system that costs just a couple of dollars to make. I use no bait or chemicals that can harm animals. Trapped 30 last summer and nearly 60 the summer before. I now get-em early before they reproduce and have little problems.

Here is the picture and his latest comments.

I am forwarding a photo of the vole traps.  As you can see I can’t spell vole (i need to buy a vowel).  Hopefully they can work for you.  There are two mouse traps on either side of the hole and under the wooden tunnel piece. pretty simple. -Doug

 So, those of you with vole problems now have another weapon in your arsenal. Thanks, Doug!


  1. what are the dimensios of wooden tunnel and where do you position the traps?

    • The wooden tunnel is just wide enough to fit the mouse trap inside the tunnel. One trap is positioned inside the wooden tunnel.

  2. Can you be more specific on how the vole trap is made and where it is placed?
    A bit hard to tell from picture and description.

    • “The process involves filling in (with dirt) all holes in an area except one that looks the newest and most active. Above that hole you put a tunnel piece (three sides,18 inches) made from scrap wood but not much wider than a mouse trap. On either side of the hole & under the tunnel piece you set a mouse trap (no bait) held down with a nail in the ground (so that it doesn’t move). The idea is the vole coming out of the hole has to go across the the trap to exit the tunnel. SNAP, one dead vole. Works like magic. Pretty simple, but very effective.”

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