Gopher, Mole & Vole Control in Danville
Gophers, moles and voles are not just a nuisance to your yard. They can also cause damage to the roots of any plants and flowers, as well as chew up plastic tubing or other underground utilities. Because they are burrowing creatures, they often cause a lot of damage below ground before you even realize it exists. They can leave you with expensive repairs on top of having to replace what they ate from your garden. When left unattended and allowed to breed, these critters can spread across your property. Getting rid of them is not easy.
Getting rid of them is not easy.
The destruction they can cause to a lawn is truly devastating. While you may be able to identify their tunnels, it can be very difficult to get rid of them. They are highly adaptable and can live in a variety of environments, including grasslands and wetlands.
They are also very good at escaping from traps, which makes them difficult to control with poisons or baits. Since they dig tunnels that are often 2-3 feet underground (or more), it would take an incredible amount of time to try digging up all these burrows by hand. Not only is this extremely time consuming but also dangerous if you don’t have the right equipment for doing so safely.
As much as you might want to try trapping them with a cage, most likely they will figure out a way to get out
As much as you might want to try trapping them with a cage, most likely they will figure out a way to get out quickly and you will have lost that option in the future. This is why we recommend that you call us immediately and let us take care of it for you. Killroy Pest Control can handle both moles and voles with our professional removal services.
Just like all other pests and bugs, there are certain times of the year when gophers, moles and voles are more prevalent than others.
You might have heard about gophers and moles, but did you know that voles are also a pest in this area? Gopher, mole and vole pests are most active in different seasons. Gophers are more prevalent during the spring and summer while moles are more active in fall and winter. Voles tend to be more active during the winter months as well.
If you don’t know what they look like, here are some descriptions:
Gophers are small rodents with a short tail and large front claws. They have brown fur with lighter-colored stomachs. They are usually between six inches to twelve inches long. These mammals eat roots and bulbs of plants (which makes them very destructive), as well as other insects such as centipedes and millipedes.
Moles have small ears and eyes, along with short legs covered in dark fur (their bodies can get up to 15 centimeters). Their bodies are also covered by grayish-brown hairs while their bellies are light gray or white colored. Moles can weigh up to 100 grams if they’re full grown adults! Males often have larger noses than females because males use their scent glands for marking territory during mating season which begins early springtime.
A vole looks like a small, mouse-like rodent with a short body, small head, and furry tail. They are typically brown or grey in coloration with some variation in coloration depending on the species.
If gophers, moles or voles are ruining your yard in Danville, call us today!
We will send a technician out to your property who will trap the pests and remove them from your property. The technician will also treat the area with a safe, effective solution that prevents further damage. We have been providing quality service to our customers for over 25 years and know exactly how to get rid of these pesky pests once and for all!