Pest Guides

Field Vole

Microtus agrestis


Field Vole  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Their head and body length is between 8 and 13 cm, with weight ranging from 14 to 50g.
  • Field voles have grey–brown fur with pale grey under–parts.
  • They have small eyes and ears and a short tail.


  • They breed during March to October.
  • Females produce 4 to 6 young after a gestation period of 18 to 20 days.
  • They can live for up to two years.


  • Field voles inhabit grassland, meadows and marshland and they mainly feed on green leaves and grasses.
  • In the summer they are generally nocturnal. However in the winter when food is scarce, they also come out during the day.