Pest Guides

Bank Vole

Clethrionomys glareolus


Bank Vole

  • The head and body of a Bank Vole is 80 to 120mm; where its tail is 35 – 60mm in length.
  • The weight of a Bank Vole ranges from 15g to 40g.
  • Bank Voles have creamy beige bellies, where the adult Bank Voles can be identified by their red-brown fur on their backs; younger individuals have grey–brown fur.
  • Bank Voles have small eyes and ears, and blunt noses.


  • Bank Voles breed from March through to October. An average of four young are born after a gestation period of 18 to 20 days.
  • The young are independent after four weeks.
  • Bank Voles can live for up to 18 months.


  • Woodland is the favoured habitat of Bank Voles, however, they are also found in grassland and hedgerows.
  • They are active during both the night and day.