Gopher and Vole Control in Boise
Burrowing pests are the last thing that anyone wants, gophers and voles especially. Our team is specially trained in multiple removal techniques and when you partner with us, you can expect the following:
- All of our knowledge from over 20 years in the pest industry.
- Safe and eco-responsible treatments.
- Same-day services when we are called before noon during the week.
- The use of BurrowRx to get rid of gophers and voles.
Getting rid of voles and gophers is a simple process when we utilize BurrowRx. Once we locate the burrowing locations, we flood the system of tunnels with carbon monoxide from the BurrowRx, eliminating all present burrowing pests on your property. It is a single-time service, so we’ll only need to come out and treat your home once.
Gopher Control in Boise
Gophers have large incisor teeth made for chewing through anything. This comes at a great cost to people, as when we say anything, we mean it. This includes underground electrical wiring, irrigation pipes, and water lines.
Signs of Gophers in Your Yard
If you’re noticing gophers in your yard, here are some signs to look out for:
- Mounds of soil: Gophers create mounds of soil as they burrow underground, and these mounds can be quite large and noticeable.
- Tunnels: Gophers create a network of tunnels underground, and these can sometimes be seen on the surface as well.
- Holes: Gophers dig holes as entrances and exits to their tunnels, and these can be seen in your lawn or garden.
- Damage to plants seeds, or bulbs: Gophers are known to eat tree bark and the roots of plants, so if you notice plants dying or wilting without an obvious reason, it could be due to gopher activity.
- Vegetation disappearance: Gophers are known to pull plants underground, so if you notice that plants are disappearing from your yard, it could be due to gopher activity.
- Visible tracks: If you see small, crescent-shaped footprints in your lawn or garden, it could be a sign of gopher activity.
- Presence of other animals: Gophers can attract predators like coyotes, snakes, and owls, so if you notice an increase in these animals in your yard, it could be due to the presence of gophers.
Vole Control in Boise
Voles, also known as meadow mice, are unwanted little pests known for ruining vegetation and spreading disease. They are omnivorous, meaning they will eat anything they can get their paws on, including your vegetation, shrubs, and ornamental trees.
Signs of Voles in Your Yard
You will often see similar signs whether you have gophers or voles in your yard, as they both burrow into the soil, but there are some differences. Below are some common signs of voles in your yard:
- Gnaw marks.
- Damage to plants.
- Vsibile small, round tracks.
- Soft or collapsed soil.
- Grass nests.
BurrowRx for Gopher and Vole Control
Our team at Affinity Pest Control utilizes the BurrowRx Rodent Control Device in our treatment plans. The BurrowRx uses smoke oils so you are exactly aware of where the smoke is going. The Burrow Rx has the following features:
- Uses carbon monoxide targeting for unwanted pests.
- No need for trapping or baiting.
- High success rates and efficiency.
- Designated pest control technology by the EPA.
What are the Differences Between Voles and Gophers?
While the creatures may appear similar, they do have several differences, including habitat, behavior, appearance, and damage. These differences include, but are not limited to:
- Gophers have large visible teeth, whereas voles do not.
- Gophers can weigh up to a pound, while voles are significantly smaller and lighter.
- Gophers are exclusively herbivores while voles are omnivores, eating anything from plants to insects.
- Gophers prefer to dig in sand and dirt, while voles prefer thick vegetation.
- Gophers are primarily solitary, while voles are very social.
- Gophers can live between three to five years while voles only live about three to six months.
What Attracts Voles and Gophers to Your Yard?
Like all animals, voles, and gophers are attracted to food and shelter from predators. Voles are mostly attracted to vegetation and greenery, mostly in moist and damp areas like swamps and marshes. Gophers are drawn to food, which, to them, is any kind of vegetation. They are often drawn to weeds and any kind of uncontrolled vegetation. If you think you have voles or gophers in your yard, give Affinity a call for expert vole and gopher control in Boise, ID, and the surrounding area!
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As a locally-owned business, we take great pride in helping our neighbors achieve pest-free homes. We’re equipped to handle whatever pest problem you have, no matter how big or small. We currently service the following areas in Idaho: