The frequency of pest control services largely depends on factors such as the type of pest, the extent of the infestation, your location, and the nature of your property. Some pests, like cockroaches, ants, or rodents, reproduce rapidly and are particularly resilient, thus potentially necessitating monthly treatments until the issue is under control. Severe infestations might also require more regular treatments initially, followed by a less frequent maintenance schedule once the problem is resolved. Even in the absence of a current pest issue, many opt for preventative pest control, commonly administered on a quarterly basis, to preempt potential infestations. Certain properties, especially those like restaurants or businesses that handle food, are more prone to pest infestations and, therefore, often need more frequent pest control services.
Pest control offers a multitude of benefits that contribute to health, comfort, and safety. It plays a pivotal role in protecting health, as many pests, including rats, mosquitoes, and cockroaches, are carriers of diseases that can be harmful to humans. Through efficient pest control, the risk of disease transmission can be significantly curbed, safeguarding the wellbeing of individuals in the concerned spaces. Additionally, pests such as termites or carpenter ants are known to cause substantial damage to properties, often leading to costly repairs. Regular pest control measures can promptly identify and address these threats, preventing them from escalating into major issues. For businesses, particularly those in the food industry, pest control is paramount for maintaining hygiene standards and ensuring the safety of food supplies. Pests can contaminate food, leading to foodborne illnesses, and proactive pest control can prevent such unfortunate incidents. Lastly, beyond these tangible benefits, pest control contributes to creating a comfortable and stress-free living or working environment by eliminating nuisances and potential health threats posed by pests.
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.