Moles, Voles And Gophers Control: Trusting the Professionals At Express Pest Control
If you’ve ever felt the frustration of losing your beautiful lawn and garden to molehills, voles or gophers, you know how difficult it can be to get rid of these nuisance creatures. These burrowing rodents can wreak havoc on your property, and leaving unsightly holes and tunnels everywhere. Plants can be damaged and bulbs uprooted, and maintaining a well-kept garden is nearly impossible. That’s where Express Pest Control comes in – our team of experts are specially trained in dealing with these pesky insects and can provide effective preventive measures to keep your property free of their activities of the destructive. For the best mole pest control surrey, Langley, Port Moody and all over Vancouver, BC. Contact us at 604-499-6530 and say goodbye to moles voles and gophers always!
The Difference Between Moles, Voles and Gophers
Before we get into how to get rid of these bugs, let’s first understand the difference between them.
Moles are small mammals with cylindrical bodies, paddle like forelimbs for digging and tiny eyes and ears. They eat insects and earthworms, so they often end up in gardens with moist soil.
Voles, also known as meadow mice, resemble mice but have shorter tails, smaller ears, and stockier bodies. They are herbivores and feed on plants roots bulbs and tree bark. Voles are active year round and can reproduce quickly making them a common nuisance for gardeners.
Gophers have small eyes and ears – strong front legs with sharp claws for digging and their fur is fine and short. They are herbivores like voles and feed on plants roots bulbs and tree bark. Gophers are known for creating extensive tunnel systems underground which can cause damage to lawns and garden plants.
Diseases Transmitted By Moles, Voles and Gophers
Moles, voles and gophers can also transmit disease. Moles can carry parasites such as fleas and ticks that can then spread to other animals or humans. Voles are known to carry tularemia. It is a bacterial disease that can be spread through bites or contact with contaminated soil or water. Gophers can transmit rabies through their saliva if they bite a human or pet.
Signs of Infestation
The first step in getting rid of moles voles or gophers is to identify if you have an infestation. The following are some common signs:
- Molehills or tunnels in your lawn or garde
- Plants with no visible damage but are suddenly wilting or dying
- Small holes in the ground with no obvious entry point
- Chewed plants roots and bulbs
- Visible tracks or runways in the soil
If you notice any of these signs – it’s important to act quickly before the infestation gets out of control.
How to Prevent Them from Coming Back
Moles are attracted to moist soft and feed on insects and earthworms. Consider these tips to prevent them from coming back.
- Keep your lawn well drained and aerated
- Remove excess grass (dead grass) from your lawn
- Avoid over watering your lawn
- Mow your grass regularly to keep it short because moles like long grass
- Remove logs or broken objects that may harbor moles
- Regular inspections by a professional pest control company like Express Pest Control can also help prevent future infestations.
How Express Pest Control Can Help
In Express pest control. We understand the frustration and destruction that moles, voles and gophers can cause. That’s why we offer professional pest control services specifically targeting these rodents. Our team is trained to recognize the signs of infestation, find entry points, and develop a customized treatment plan to eradicate pests from your property. We use safe and effective methods that will not harm your plants or pets and our services are backed by a satisfaction guarantee. With Express Pest Control, you can trust that your property is in good hands. So, contact us today to schedule an inspection and permanent removal of moles voles and gophers.