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At High Country Pest Control, we completely understand the frustration that can come with a mole or vole infestation. As a homeowner, you likely take pride and joy in your yard and work hard in order to maintain a clean cut and avoid weeds from growing — and the last thing you want is for a mole or vole colony to come through and make a home in your yard. While they can be cute, it isn’t so cute when they are destroying your yard or garden. If you are experiencing this issue, give us a call today, and keep reading to learn more about these pests.
Moles, unlike voles, are carnivores that prefer to eat insects such as earthworms and grubs, rather than your garden plants. However, the underground tunnels dug by moles can ruin your lawn or garden and make an easy passageway to your plants for other pests. In motion, moles can actually “swim” underground by using their flippers to part the soil as they go. The tunnels that they dig are deep and usually at least ten inches underground, so a key indicator of a mole infestation is raised mounts from holes that are dug in your yard. Surface tunnels or ridges are also an indication of mole activity.
When it comes to vole infestations, you will usually know right away due to the shallow, snake-like tunnels that you will see all over your lawn. The tunnels that voles dig are roughly two inches wide and very close to the surface so that they are able to eat foods such as blades of grass. They are also much more active in the early spring, so if you notice these signs, be sure to contact a professional pest control company as soon as possible before they have the chance to ruin your yard or garden.
The best course of action to take when you begin to notice signs of moles and/or voles in your yard is to contact a reliable pest control company like High Country Pest Control who can help make your yard inhabitable to them. Our pest control team has years of experience and a vast knowledge on eco-friendly and safe methods of removing pests from in and around your home so you can get back to enjoying your space without having to worry about your yard, garden, or other spaces being taken over. Give us a call today for a free estimate and say goodbye to moles and voles for good!