Can you see holes in your yard and are questioning what vermin is causing the destruction? The most common annoyance in Rancho Palos Verde, CA causing this damage are gophers, moles, ground squirrels, and voles. One way to tell which vermin needs extermination is by knowing how to identify them or their signs. Rodent Guys Pest Control service focuses on rodent pest control, gopher treatment, mole extermination, ground squirrel trapping and vole extermination in Rancho Palos Verde.
Typical gopher mound
Rancho Palos Verde gophers are territorial and usually live alone in a tunnel system. The only moment more than one gopher will occupy a tunnel is during mating season or when a female gopher has babies. A gopher’s diet can include vegetables and the roots of bushes, plants, and trees. They are capable of damaging landscaping with their sharp incisors by gnawing on piping, utility cables or other buried objects.
Rodent Guys utilizes gopher traps as the primary control process for Rancho Palos Verde gopher extermination. After trapping the pest and extracting them from the lawn; carbon monoxide gas is pumped into the gopher’s burrow. This ensures all the rodents have been treated including the young in the nest. Poison is available, but hardly ever used by Rodent Guys, because of its low impact on gophers and huge threat to children, furry companions and non-target wildlife. Gophers are not the only animal that lives below the surface in Rancho Palos Verde.
Typical Mole Tunnel
Moles also burrow below the surface and create holes around the grass. Their most common sign is shallow runs that can be noticed above ground. These mole tunnels look like broken lines through the Rancho Palos Verde garden or near hardscape like sidewalks and cement. A mole gets its nourishment from worms, insects and they really like grubs. Moles can tear up landscaped areas like raised beds, gardens, and bushes by lifting up the soil while traveling causing the plants roots to swing in the empty space of the tunnel. This is why our rodent pest control is necessary.
To control moles in Rancho Palos Verde the most efficient solution is to use a mole trap. Rodent Guys prefer to use traps, carbon monoxide and poison for handling moles. Trapping is the main procedure because of their high effectiveness and you know the mole is gone because you physically remove the animal from the property. Poison is mainly used in special cases or when soil conditions are not ideal for trapping.
Typical Hole by Ground Squirrel
Unlike gopher and moles, ground squirrels burrow below the surface, but hunt for food above ground, living both underground and above ground. Squirrels are omnivores eating nuts, seeds, pinecones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation. Squirrels also eat insects, eggs, and even small birds, smaller mammals, and frogs. Squirrels can destroy homes by digging under buildings and walls and their fleas can carry diseases like the plague. Never go near a deceased squirrel because their fleas will try to find a new home which could end up being you. To minimize exposure to possible infected squirrels, people should call a pest control service that regularly deals with squirrels.
Rodent Guys’ primary method of ground squirrel removal in Rancho Palos Verde is with a combination of squirrel trapping and carbon monoxide gassing of the tunnel system. All the burrows of the squirrels are gassed with carbon monoxide and the entrances are closed. At the same time traps are placed in strategic locations to catch ground squirrels in the area. The next day the traps are checked for squirrels. During trap checks the squirrel tunnels are also checked and any re-opened holes are treated again with carbon monoxide. The amount of trap checks will depend on the infestation size but most residential properties will consist of a set-up day followed by two trap checks. The combination of carbon monoxide and the trap checks take care of most squirrel problems in Rancho Palos Verde.
Typical Vole Damage
Another annoyance in Rancho Palos Verde that can cause destruction to landscaping are voles. A vole’s diet consists of seeds and shrubbery. Voles can digest grass, seedlings, shrubs and plants. You know you have a vole problem when you see a pock-marked pattern in the grass or dirt. Voles will make multiple holes in close proximity to each other which they use as escape from predators and to hide food. Often times you will notice a trail going from one hole to another. This is caused by the rodent traveling the same path repeatedly carving a noticeable trail.
Rodent Guys have multiple treatment plans for vole extermination. Just like gophers, moles, and squirrels, voles can be treated with trapping, poison or carbon monoxide gas pumped into the tunnel system. Rodent Guys uses carbon monoxide gas with voles as the main treatment. All situations are different and custom plans are made for each property.
Rodent Guys gopher removal company in Rancho Palos Verde treats for gophers, moles, squirrels, and voles specializing in non-poisonous methods which are safer for children, dogs and non-target wildlife. Gophers and moles come with a basic 45-day guarantee which is upgradeable to 60 or 90 days. The guarantee allows the customer to call back if they see any fresh activity in their garden and a technician will come out and re-treat the area at no additional cost as long as it is within the guarantee period. Monthly service is also an option for properties surrounded with high population levels of rodents.Google+