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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.
Spraying Roundup, a herbicide containing the active ingredient glyphosate, around a tree can potentially harm or kill the tree. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it can kill most types of plants it comes into contact with, including trees, if applied directly. When sprayed around the base of a tree, Roundup can be absorbed by the tree’s leaves, stems, or roots, disrupting its ability to photosynthesize and ultimately causing damage or death.
If you wish to protect a tree while using herbicides in its vicinity, it’s crucial to take precautions. Use physical barriers such as plastic or cardboard to shield the tree’s trunk and leaves from direct exposure to the herbicide. Additionally, carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and consider using a herbicide that is specifically designed for selective control of weeds without harming trees.
However, it’s important to note that the use of herbicides around trees should be done with caution, and it’s advisable to consult with an arborist or professional landscaper for guidance on appropriate herbicide use and alternative methods of weed control to ensure the health and well-being of the tree.
Roundup, a herbicide containing the active ingredient glyphosate, is primarily designed for weed control and is not recommended for direct use on trees. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it can harm or kill most plants it comes into contact with, including trees, if applied directly. Therefore, it is important to note that using Roundup or glyphosate-based herbicides on trees can have negative consequences and should be avoided to prevent damage or death to the trees. It is recommended to consult with an arborist or professional landscaper for appropriate tree care and alternative methods of weed control that do not pose risks to tree health.
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.