Here at Terminate Pest Control Falmouth, we focus even more attention on rodents in winter months. Ordinarily they make their way into homes and businesses to get out of the cold weather, however, this is not the case for moles and voles. They choose to remain quite active beneath the surface where they can freely feed and stay warm. They have no need to come to the surface, so they don’t. To find out a little more about them, read on…
Falmouth Mole Control
It is easy to assume this time of year that the pests are gone for good, though unfortunately it’s not that easy. Moles are extremely difficult to get rid of. The fact that you do not see their tell-tale mounds of soil doesn’t necessarily mean they are gone! We’d encourage people to keep doing what they’ve been doing throughout the year, where applicable of course, and that should keep them at bay.
It may be that our control efforts have indeed contained the trouble on your property, but it’s not always that simple. There’s always a chance that moles currently burrowed deep in the soil will make a return come spring. Therefore, providing reason as to why you shouldn’t think your problems are solved just because you can’t see them. So never give up!
The Difference Between Moles and Voles
We haven’t talked much about controlling voles because they are usually not much of a problem in our corner of the world. Despite that, they are still a problem and so it’s useful to know how to identify the two. It’s easy to confuse them if you don’t know what to look for.
Voles look more like mice. They are usually brown or grey with a long tail, round face, and smallish eyes. Their features are clearly distinguishable. On the other hand, moles appear to have no eyes or ears. They have an elongated head and snout and their front feet are comparatively large as well. They don’t look at all like most of the other rodents we are familiar with.
In terms of property damage, both voles and moles are burrowers. Voles are herbivores so they eat plants, leaves, stems, and roots of all kinds. Due to their size, the holes they leave in your garden are very small. Moles are insectivores so they prefer insects, grubs, and worms. And they don’t leave holes behind. They leave bigger mounds of soil as they burrow further upwards.
If you have any questions about moles or voles, don’t hesitate to contact us. Whether that be more information on controlling them yourself or if you need a bit of professional help to clear them, call us or visit our website.