Voles are bothersome in any yard, but they become particularly problematic in orchards, gardens, and lawns with a large number of ornamental trees. As their diets consist mainly of vegetation, voles stunt the growth of trees and devastate crop yields. Additionally, they construct extensive systems of surface runways that ruin the landscaping on private properties, parks, and golf courses. Given their destructive natures, many commercially available repellents and toxicants have been developed to help property owners ward off the rodents.
The most common vole repellents contain capsaicin, or the substance found in peppers that makes them hot. These products are meant to be applied to the base of trees to discourage girdling. However, even though vole repellents affect the amount of damage the rodents are able to do in any given yard, they are unpredictably effective and unhelpful as a means of long-term control. Voles either persist despite the pain the capsaicin causes them or develop a tolerance over time.
Anticoagulants are the safest toxicants available because they are slow-acting and have effective antidotes. If children or household pets accidentally ingest this product, it very rarely results in death. However, since anticoagulants require five to 15 days and multiple doses to take effect, they are not a practical means of vole control. Without the proper training, applying vole baits to yards is dangerous.
Why You Need a Professional
Given their sporadic effectiveness and risky nature, vole repellents and baits are often unsatisfying solutions to infestations. Instead of jeopardizing the health of house residents and ineffectively wiping out vole populations, property owners should contact professional pest services to take care of any problems. With the proper training and equipment, specialists are able to safely and competently eradicate infestations of voles.
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Brandon was out to please and make out lives easier with out bat situation. Above and beyond of the call of duty and got the job done. Thank you!
BAT POOP CLEAN-UP AND PREVENTION! Bat guano removed from gables. No bats found in attic, so put new screens on all gable vents, as one screen was close to breaking and then bats may have gotten in! Great work in Tulsa
Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.
Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.
Because bat droppings
can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
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We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.
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