MOLES and VOLES

"Believe it or not they're active year round"

Some of the do it yourself remedies for mole and vole, control can be in the least ineffective others are downright comical.
The vast array of methods used in an effort to rid a property from troublesome burrowers is endless. Some of those methods can be dangerous and others are just plain ineffective.
 Admittedly burrowing animals, particularly voles and moles are notoriously difficult to get a handle on.Without correct identification of the critter at hand, and a thorough understanding of their nature and habits an infestation will only get worse over time, as one ineffective method after another is tried.In order to thoroughly eradicate a mole or vole population one must have extensive knowledge of the animal and it's nature and habits. What it eats, how it hunts, how it breeds when it surfaces, and even what it looks like are all vital details that one must know in order to safely and effectively control a mole or vole infestation.
Moles can construct thousands of tunnels destroying acres of property. These tunnels are not random to the mole but elaborate systems consisting of a nesting area, hunting tubes and highways along which the mole moves from one area to another.Targeting the various tunnels in a random fashion can be a colossal waste of time, money and energy to the home owner, Identifying which tunnels are used for which purpose will help to target the animal's whereabouts at any given time thus speeding the process along. Knowing where the mole will be,what it will be doing and when, will enable the professional to solve the problem sooner rather than later, resulting in less potential damage.A problem that persists over time, while home owners are trying one ineffective do-it-yourself method after another will end in a more severe infestation.

They often burrow into a root system,causing die back and leaning of landscaping, shrubs and trees. These rodents or pests will gnaw on a tree trunk and at the base of a shrub and can damage flower bulbs and potatoes in the garden. Voles also eat the stems and blades of grass, and the runways they leave behind in the process make for an unsightly and often dangerous lawn. Because the damage they cause is similar to that caused by a mole, the two are often confused.Moles and voles can co exist, which only adds to the confusion. From Cherry Hill, to Voorhees to Mt Laurel Cato Termite and Pest Control has applied their wildlife expertise to help unsuspecting homeowners in the South Jersey region who had both moles and voles destroying a property at once.It is important to identify the pest correctly as each animal requires a specific approach.A certain approach may work on moles but if you are unaware that you also have voles (which is often the case here in South Jersey) you will not understand why your problem is persisting.If you suspect moles or voles on your property it will save you time, money and damages if you contact Cato Termite and Pest Control right away.