With all the time you put into your yard, it would be a shame to see it destroyed by a pest such as a vole. Whether you enjoy landscaping beautiful plants and flowers, gardening delicious fruits and vegetables, or simply like having nice, even grass, voles are capable of destroying all your hard work in a very short amount of time. The problem is that many people confuse voles with moles, causing the strategies used to get rid of them to fail. To protect your yard and investment, you need to first learn how to identify the difference between the two pests. Contacting an experienced New Jersey animal control company can help identify the problematic pest and give you options as to what the next steps should be.
Mole vs. Vole
If you have ever seen a picture of a vole compared to a mole, you might be surprised that people get them confused – they really do not look anything alike. A vole looks like a large mouse, while a mole is bigger and has the easily recognizable large front feet. The reason that these pests get confused is that they both use a system of tunnels that can be seen above the surface while the pests themselves are rarely seen. Moles are carnivorous, so they eat things like grubs, worms, or insects. The vole, however, is an herbivore that eats roots or the bases of plants. Overall, a vole will do much more damage to your landscaping and gardening than a mole will. Some even think that moles are good for the yard, with exception of the eyesore the tunnels leave behind, since they cultivate the soil and eating harmful insects. Unfortunately, there is nothing good about a vole.
The best strategy for pest control is to prevent infestation in the first place. There are many preventative things that you can do to avoid ever having to deal with moles or voles. However, once you notice a tunnel system in your yard and determine that you have voles, the only guaranteed way to rid your yard of them is to contact a vole control expert. Pest control companies can try a few things to get rid of the voles, but the most common and longest lasting strategy is to use toxicants. These materials can be placed in the openings of the tunnel system and will be the most effective way to kill voles. Setting traps, even live traps, is not the best option since you never know how many voles you are dealing with. Contacting an experienced New Jersey animal control company can help identify the problematic pest and give you options as to what the next steps should be.
Contact a Skilled New Jersey Vole Control Company
It is possible for you to get rid of voles in a DIY fashion. However, using a New Jersey vole control service will usually be faster, less of a hassle, and more effective. Even though using a pest control service may seem more expensive up front, the damage that voles can do to your yard, gardening, and landscaping will be even more expensive in the long run. Contact Precise Termite & Pest Control at (866) 971-2847 to schedule a free inspection.