Vole Control in Riverside, California
Voles, also called meadow mice, are typically gray or brown in color and are pretty compact rodents. They have short tails, compressed legs, and stocky bodies. They flaunt eyes that are extremely small and have ears that are partially hidden. They have a layer of underfur that is generally dense and covered with longer, thicker guard hairs.
Voles do not have set times that they are active so they can be found scurrying about all year round in the day or night. Voles dig many shallow burrows and make underground nests that are comprised of leaves, grass, and stems. They have no problem burrowing through
Although vole numbers fluctuate from year to year, their populations often increase unexpectedly and rapidly. This is often when wildlife control services are needed. Not many homeowners know how to get rid of voles and require trained specialists.
Vole Control Services Offered
Voles are extremely poor climbers and do not usually enter homes. However, vole control is often needed for the exterior of the property. This is primarily due to the amount of damage a vole can cause.
Voles feed on a wide range of garden plants. Some of these include carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, and turnips. They also damage landscape plantings such as lilies. These unwanted pests will gnaw the bark of fruit trees and damage tree trunks. This damage will disrupt the flow of nutrients and water to the trees and can kill them altogether.
For these reasons, wildlife control services are needed to protect and maintain the vegetation and plants that reside on your property. Trained specialists understand vole behavior and know how to get rid of voles. Some of the most common vole control practices include:
- Baiting — Toxic baits can be the fastest and most practical way to get rid of a vole infestation over a large area. Anticoagulants interfere with the blood-clotting mechanisms inside the body and essentially cause them to bleed to death.
- Trapping — Trapping is effective when vole control is needed in a small area. Trap placement is vital since voles do not like to stray.
- Exclusion — Wire mesh fences are often used to keep voles completely out of gardens. It is recommended that they be placed 3-5 inches in the ground and stand as high as 12-18 inches above the ground.
- Habitat Modification — A wildlife control specialist may recommend that you modify your property to make it less attractive for voles. This may include getting rid of weeds and heavy mulch.
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Voles are quick as they can run up to six miles per hour. Look for vole infestation signs such as fresh trails, droppings, burrows, and feeding evidence. Contact your vole control specialist today and learn how to get rid of voles!
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What Our Pest Control Customers Are Saying
Super quick response,came out same day. Took care of a huge ant problem! All around great service, thanks very much Mike.
Nic Shafer with Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control is a gopher's worst nightmare! We contacted this company due to our gopher infestation in our backyard lawn. Our home is perched in the hills above Riverside within the Lake Hills community, so we have a lot of wildlife. This year was an exceptionally active year for gophers and other insects and wildlife due to the abundance of rain during the previous winter. Normally, I wouldn't mind the occasional gophers in previous years. But this summer the abundance of gophers was getting out of control. They were tearing up our lawn right next to our pool which was causing dirt and rocks to be thrown into our pool from the gopher mounds. It was time to call a professional.
The customer service on my initial call was amazing. They sent a technician named Nic almost immediately. I met Nic on his first service day at my home and he was SO friendly, knowledgeable and just a great person. He spent time explaining the tactics they use, which was trapping, baiting and the use of carbon monoxide to penetrate the tunnels.
After 3-4 visits within 30 days our gopher problem vanished. I will continue to use Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control in the future and I would like to commend Nic Shafer for his excellent service and attitude!!!
I am so impressed with the professionalism and the efficiency of this company. Gophers were destroying our yard and within the first week they caught 4. I am so happy with the 30 day guarantee because I have had to call two more times after the initial trapping (gophers like our yard)They showed up when they said they would and took care of business. I HIGHLY recommend them!!!!
I had the front and backyard sprayed for black widows. The tech was knowledgeable, professional and on time. I hope not see anymore creepy crawlers.
I was having problems with spiders and ants! I called and spoke to Mike and he sent a technician named Nic the same day. Nic was here for over an hour taking down webs and servicing my home. He was very friendly and thorough and advised me on what I could expect in the next couple of days. So far I'm happy with the results, I would highly recommend using their service and will be signing up on a ongoing service. Thanks guys you guys are awesome!
This was my second time using GoPher the Kill for my gophers and I'm very satisfied with their service!
First time I believe they caught 3 (set traps, and even used CO2 as the gophers were pretty settled in yards of our new home). This time around they caught 1 and that did the trick. I believe it's been almost a year between these two visits.
Very friendly staff, efficient and thorough. I received a call this morning since my 30 day service (the one service lasts unlimited visits for 30 days) is almost up. I appreciate them trying to come out again and reminding me before my 30 days is up.
These guys are awesome! We had a mole that, despite our best efforts, we could not get rid of. We reached out to Go-Pher, they provided us a fair estimate and scheduled a day to come out. Upon arrival they actual slightly decreased the estimate based on the size of our yard. A few days later, they came back and confirmed they caught the mole! They checked back a week later to make sure we didn't have any other intruders and set some bait to make sure they got everything. What I was most pleased with, however, was the final follow up call we got yesterday. They called to remind us that our 30 day guaranty period was almost over so just wanted to make sure we haven't had any additional problems. Really awesome customer service!!
They caught two gophers in one day. Do not wait to hire them. I tried everything to kill these rodents but was unsuccessful. They came out and set up traps and the next day two were caught. I wasted so much time trying to do it myself that the gophers ended up doing a lot of damage. I'm mad at myself for not calling them earlier.
I'd been dealing with gophers for a very long time. But once they started to get near the house, it was time to get help. I saw the truck with the ugly gopher on it and decided that was the company to use. Nick came out and set traps, returned the next day catching two of those buggers. Nick was very informative and helpful, answered all my exhausting questions. A big thank you.
Excellent company! I just recently completed installing a newly landscaped yard and after a few months of enjoying my yard- it stared to get attacked by gophers.
I tired to deal with the issue myself (of ridding the gophers ) for a couple of months with no luck.
Then Nic came out and noticed the damage, set a few traps for overnight and when he came back the following morning - he was able to catch the 3 gophers that were behind my headaches.
But what really set Nic apart - was after he was done with removing the gophers he took the time to remove the large dirt piles left by the gophers and blend it all back in to the existing landscaping like they were never there. Nic is awesome and will spend the time to give you some insight on gopher habits.
Great service. We've been fighting the gophers for the last couple years with no luck. Called Go-Pher The Killer and they took care of the problem. We didn't even have to be home. 3 gophers were caught overnight with no sweat off my back. Great company
Highly recommend! Nic was so helpful and knowledgeable when it came to our specific situation. He answered all our questions and was very thorough. He showed us each step in the process of catching and removing the gophers and how to recognize new activity. These guys know what they're doing. Thank you Nic!
Go-Pher is awesome! You won't be disappointed with this company. I had a gopher problem on my property, which is a little over 1/4 acre, and Nic came out and set about 8 traps. He came by the following week and removed what he had caught, then baited the holes as a final barrier against future gophers. Nic was great! He was on time, very knowledgeable, and was in and out in less than an hour. Thanks Nic.
The past two years we have had rat(s) in our attic. We have used Go-Pher the Kill both times and have been extremely happy with their service. Although we received the full month coverage, the rat was caught early and problem solved. The pricing is good; we obtained other estimates before settling on this company.
The "exterminator," Nick, is a very professional and courteous professional. In addition to setting the traps, he gave up tips and adjustments to make to prevent a recurrence. Perhaps if we had listened, we wouldn't have had a problem the next year!
Overall, our experience with Go-Pher the Kill has been great and I have no problem recommending them for your pest killing needs.
I had a gopher problem that was driving me crazy and I decided to look for a professional to take care of my issue. After looking around and reading reviews I decided to give Go-pher the kill a call and I'm glad I did. They displayed great customer service and answered all my questions regarding their services. Nick came out to my house for the initial call and he was very informative and extremely professional when it came to gopher catching, he set a couple traps and bait and the following day he came back to discover that he caught two gophers in my lawn. I'm very happy with the service and decided to continue using Gopher the kill's monthly service. Thank you Nick.
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