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Moles and Voles – Services

Moles and Voles Treatment

Moles and Voles Treatment

Though voles and moles have same sounding names and both causing havoc to yards, these are two entirely different pests, yet they’re often confused. Moles seem to be much better known, but it’s really voles causing much of the damage chalked up to moles. It’s important to know which pest you’ve got because effective mole control and vole control depends on targeting the right action to the right animal. We treat voles with external bait stations and also apply chemical bait into the holes. Whereas moles we use mole traps and/or fumigate the tunnels. There is no guarantee for moles; voles can be control.

Moles and Voles – Information

Moles and Voles Facts

Moles and Voles Treatment

Though voles and moles have same sounding names and both causing havoc to yards, these are two entirely different pests, yet they’re often confused. Moles seem to be much better known, but it’s really voles causing much of the damage chalked up to moles. It’s important to know which pest you’ve got because effective mole control and vole control depends on targeting the right action to the right animal. We treat voles with external bait stations and also apply chemical bait into the holes. Whereas moles we use mole traps and/or fumigate the tunnels. There is no guarantee for moles; voles can be control.

DIY – Do it yourself tips – Moles and Voles

Prevention of Moles and Voles

All potential entry points inside should be properly sealed. These include cracks in corners of cupboards, improperly fitted baseboards, openings around pipes and air vents. Generally, using steel wool or a caulking compound to close off access points is sufficient.

Control of Moles and Voles

There are several products available from Ecopest professionally developed for the control moles and voles. Contact our office to obtain product information

Moles and Voles – FAQs

The biggest difference between moles and voles is the type of damage they cause. Moles are insectivores, and their primary diet is earthworms with a few grubs and insects tossed in as appetizers. They don’t eat plants, and so their landscape carnage is really the incidental damage of tunnels and runways dug in lawns while on the never-ending search for more worms. They’re gray to dark brown in color, about 6 to 7 inches long and most distinguishable by their long noses and paddled, webbed front feet – perfect for tunnel excavation.

Unlike moles, voles are rodents that look much like mice, only with shorter tails. They’re dark brown in color, about 5 inches in length and have eyes and ears that you can readily notice. They feed on grass and perennial-flower roots, they’ll eat seeds and bulbs, and especially in winter when other foods are scarce, they’ll even girdle the bark off trees and shrubs.

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