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Quality Pest Solutions uses several methods to eradicate voles, which are small burrowing rodents that can damage lawns, gardens, and crops. The choice of method may depend on the severity of the vole infestation and the specific needs of the property. Here are some common methods used to control and eradicate voles:



Methods of Control

  1. Trapping: Trapping is a humane and effective way to control vole populations. Live traps or snap traps can be placed in vole runways or burrow entrances. Once captured, the voles can be relocated to a more suitable habitat or disposed of.

  2. Baiting: Vole baits are formulated with toxic substances that can eliminate voles when they consume the bait. These baits are typically placed in bait stations to prevent non-target animals from accessing them. Baiting should be done carefully to avoid harming other wildlife or pets.

  3. Repellents: Vole repellents are substances that deter voles from invading an area. They can be sprayed on plants or applied to the soil around vulnerable areas. While repellents can be effective, they may need to be reapplied periodically.

  4. Habitat Modification: Making the environment less favorable for voles can also help control their populations. This may involve reducing tall grasses, brush, and weeds near your property, as voles use these as cover. Additionally, removing debris and clutter that can provide shelter for voles can discourage their presence.

  5. Fumigation: Fumigating vole burrows with gases like aluminum phosphide or carbon monoxide can be effective in eradicating voles from tunnels. However, this method should be used with caution and by trained professionals, as these gases can be hazardous to humans and pets.

  6. Natural Predators: Encouraging natural predators of voles, such as owls, hawks, snakes, and foxes, can help control vole populations. Providing suitable habitats for these predators on your property can be an ecological way to manage voles.

  7. Exclusion: Installing physical barriers like wire mesh or fencing around gardens and other vulnerable areas can prevent voles from gaining access to these locations.

It’s important to note that the choice of method should be based on the specific circumstances and the extent of the vole problem. Additionally, some methods may require the expertise of pest control professionals to ensure safe and effective eradication while minimizing harm to non-target species and the environment. Always follow local laws and regulations when dealing with pest control issues. Call Quality Pest Solutions today to provide appropriate treatment and recommendations for your vole problem.

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