Pest Guides

Common Vole

Microtus arvalis


Common Vole  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Stocky body.
  • Short legs.
  • Short tail.
  • Brown or grey fur.


  • Reproduce March-October.
  • Pregnancy lasts 16 to 24 days.
  • They live on average 4-5 months.


  • Habitats tend to be meadows, fallow land or agricultural fields.
  • Feed on grass or agricultural crops.
  • Dig nests in the ground for resting, storing food and rearing young.
  • Females are territorial, so the number of nests increases in line with the population.