Pest control services can be done both inside and outside a building, depending on the type of pest and the extent of the infestation.
Interior pest control treatments may involve using baits, traps, or insecticides to eliminate pests that have already entered the building. Interior pest control may also involve sealing cracks, gaps, and other entry points to prevent future infestations.
Exterior pest control treatments typically involve treating the perimeter of the building and the surrounding areas to prevent pests from entering. This may involve using insecticides, repellents, and other pest control methods to create a barrier that keeps pests away.
Interior pest control refers to the methods and techniques used to eliminate or prevent pests from entering and infesting the inside of a building, such as homes or businesses. This can include the use of baits, traps, and insecticides, as well as sealing cracks and gaps in walls, doors, and windows to prevent pests from entering.
On the other hand, exterior pest control focuses on preventing pests from entering the building by treating the exterior perimeter and surrounding areas. This can involve the use of insecticides, repellents, and other pest control methods to create a barrier around the building that prevents pests from getting in.
While both interior and exterior pest control are important for effective pest management, exterior pest control is often considered to be more effective as it targets pests before they can enter the building, reducing the need for interior treatments.
If the vole infestation is severe or if the damage they are causing is extensive, it is recommended to seek the help of a pest control professional like us at Birch Fumigators. We have the expertise and experience to identify the specific species of voles present and develop an effective treatment plan. Professional pest control services can offer advanced methods of control such as fumigation, which may not be safe or practical for individuals to perform on their own.
The best time to control voles is during late fall and early winter. During this period, vegetation is beginning to die back, and snow hasn’t yet fallen in many regions, making it easier to spot signs of vole activity and to apply control measures. Voles are active year-round, but in the late fall and early winter, they begin to establish the under-snow tunnels and pathways that they will use all winter. Implementing control measures, such as placing traps or baits, clearing away vegetation near the garden, or installing physical barriers, during this time can prevent a population explosion in the spring. Additionally, controlling voles before the breeding season in the spring can help minimize the damage they cause to plants and trees throughout the year.
Voles can cause damage to lawns, gardens, and crops by feeding on vegetation and gnawing on the bark of trees and shrubs. Their burrowing activity can also damage root systems and disrupt soil structures.