At Birch Fumigators, we offer pest control services in Edmonton & the surrounding areas. We can help you get rid of bugs, birds, rodents, and more. Get the best pest control Edmonton.
Residential Pest Control
At Birch Fumigators, we offer residential pest control services in Edmonton & the surrounding areas. We can help you get rid of bugs, birds, rodents, and more in a wide variety of residential spaces.
Commercial Pest Control
At Birch Fumigators, we offer commercial pest control services in Edmonton & the surrounding areas. We can help you get rid of bugs, birds, rodents, and more in a wide variety of commercial spaces.
Voles, also referred to as meadow mice, pose minimal direct danger to humans or pets. They are not poisonous creatures and do not carry diseases transmissible to humans. In terms of physical harm, they do not bite or pose direct health risks to humans or pets. However, their burrowing habits can indirectly lead to issues. Voles might cause damage to lawns, gardens, and plant root systems. Furthermore, they may consume the bark or roots of young trees, potentially causing harm or even killing the plants. While they don’t pose direct harm to humans, their activities can disrupt outdoor spaces and landscaping, leading to inconvenience. When vole activities become problematic, seeking assistance from pest control professionals or employing vole control methods becomes necessary to mitigate potential damage. It’s important to note that voles aren’t poisonous to cats, but they can attract feline predators due to their presence.
To avoid vole-related issues in your outdoor spaces, there are several measures you can take. Firstly, minimize potential vole habitats by removing tall grass, weeds, and dense vegetation near your property. Clearing away debris and keeping the yard well-maintained can make the area less attractive to voles. Secondly, protect your plants and trees by placing hardware cloth or wire mesh around the base of young trees and shrubs to prevent vole feeding and gnawing. Regularly inspect the protective barriers for any signs of vole activity and make necessary adjustments. Thirdly, discourage vole burrowing by regularly mowing and trimming the lawn to reduce the availability of nesting sites. Lastly, consider using vole repellents or deterrents like castor oil-based products that create an unpleasant environment for voles. These methods, when applied consistently, can help deter voles and minimize the potential for vole-related damage in your outdoor areas.
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.