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FAQ Category: Pest Control

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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.

While voles are not known to transmit diseases to humans, they may carry ticks, fleas, or other parasites that can transmit diseases to other animals.

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 are not considered dangerous to humans or pets, but their activity can cause significant damage to vegetation and landscaping.

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.

Voles are herbivores and primarily feed on plant matter, such as grasses, roots, bulbs, and seeds. They may also feed on bark, fruits, and vegetables.

Voles, also known as meadow mice, are small rodents that are typically not considered dangerous to humans or pets. Unlike their larger rodent relatives such as rats or mice, voles do not pose direct threats in terms of biting or transmitting diseases to humans. However, voles can still cause some indirect problems. They are known for their burrowing behaviour, which can damage lawns, gardens, and root systems of plants. Voles may also eat the bark or roots of young trees, potentially leading to damage or death of the plants. While they are not harmful to humans or pets in terms of health risks, their presence and activities can cause unwanted disturbances to outdoor spaces and landscaping. If vole activity becomes problematic, it may be necessary to seek assistance from pest control professionals or implement vole control methods to mitigate the damage they can cause.

To prevent voles from damaging your property, it is important to keep grass and weeds trimmed short, remove debris and other clutter from the yard, and install protective barriers around plants and garden beds. Additionally, working with a professional pest control company like Birch Fumigators can help identify and address any vole issues before they become a problem.

Voles are small rodents that are often mistaken for mice. They have short, stocky bodies, round ears, and a blunt snout. Voles are herbivores and feed on grasses, roots, and other vegetation. They can cause damage to lawns and gardens by creating burrows and feeding on plant roots.

There are various pests and diseases that commonly afflict trees. The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that attacks ash trees, causing damage to the tree’s transport system and leading to its demise. Dutch elm disease, caused by a fungus, affects elm trees and is transmitted by bark beetles, resulting in wilting and death. Pine beetles, including the mountain pine beetle and southern pine beetle, bore into pine tree bark, disrupting nutrient flow and causing extensive damage. Oak wilt, a fungal disease, affects oak trees and is spread through root grafts or beetles, leading to wilting, defoliation, and tree mortality. Sudden oak death, caused by a different fungus, causes leaf spotting, dieback, and can be fatal for oak trees. The gypsy moth larvae feed on the leaves of various tree species, defoliating and weakening them. Finally, white pine blister rust, a fungal disease, affects white pines, such as the eastern white pine and sugar pine. These common pests and diseases pose significant threats to tree health in different regions.

The frequency of tree spraying treatments depends on several factors such as the tree species, the pest or disease being treated, and the severity of the issue. Typically, most tree spraying treatments follow a schedule based on the life cycle of the pest or the nature of the disease. For example, some pests may require more frequent treatments during their active periods, while other pests may only need a single application.

It’s important to seek the advice of a certified pest control specialist to evaluate your trees, identify any problems, and recommend an appropriate tree spraying schedule. They can help determine the best course of action for your specific situation to ensure that your trees remain healthy and protected from pests and diseases.

Yes, TreeAzin is considered safe for humans and the environment when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The active ingredient in TreeAzin, azadirachtin, is derived from the neem tree and is biodegradable, which means it breaks down quickly in the environment. Additionally, TreeAzin is only toxic to specific pests and does not harm beneficial insects or animals. However, it is still important to use caution when handling TreeAzin and to follow all safety guidelines on the label.