Mole & Vole Removal

Gaithersburg MD

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

Mole & Vole Removal Services in

Gaithersburg MD

Environmental Pest Control is a professional mole & vole removal company in
Gaithersburg MD
. The approach of spring and summer assures warm weather is on the way. It also ensures that moles and voles will become more active throughout Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. If left unchecked, severe lawn damage can occur until mole control is implemented, by a mole removal company, or the lawn surfaces freezes in the winter. Call us now to ensure you are prepared this year.
How to Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard in
Gaithersburg MD
Environmental Pest Control’s Seasonal Mole & Vole Control plan will prevent moles from invading your home and your yard. Our plan runs March-November with monthly treatments. Our spring treatments start with a ground fumigation to kill all activity from late fall and winter. Then we continue with monthly granular treatment that repels new activity from entering the treatment area.  Our plan comes with a 100% guarantee so we will come back in between treatments whenever needed. The best programs are preventative. However, if you have an existing infestation our expert pest exterminators can eliminate eastern moles, star-nosed moles, hairy-tailed moles, and various vole species.
Signs of Moles in Yard in
Gaithersburg MD
Moles are a common problem for homeowners in
Gaithersburg MD
. Their constant tunneling inevitably end up affecting lawns and gardens.  Its also good to know that moles like areas with tall grass or vegetation because it protects them against their natural predators.  Here are some signs of moles in your yard:
  • Burrows
  • Molehills – These are raised mounds of dirt that mark the entrance/exit of tunnels
  • Tunnels and Runs – These appear as raised ridges that crisscross across your yard.  These are only a fee inches deep but you can from above ground.  Also when you step on these areas the ground will collapse
  • Areas of discolored or dead grass
  • Areas of loose or squishy soil on your lawn
  • Overturned Soil
  • Small Craters
Types of Moles in
Gaithersburg MD
All moles have high metabolisms and must eat nearly their own weight in food every day. To survive they must root through a lot of ground hunting for their prey. Under proper conditions, moles may tunnel more than 100 feet a day in their unending quest for food. There are 2 types of moles found in the Mid-Atlantic. Let us review each of them.
Eastern mole - also known as the common mole, is a medium-sized, forefeet  are adapted for digging. This mole is the strongest of the group and is most often associated with tunnels and or mole mounds.
Star-nosed mole - is a very distinctive mammal, with black fur, and wide forefeet tipped with talons that are designed for digging. The palms of their pinkish and black feet face outwards. Their tail is long and hairy. The snout for which they are named has on its tip 11 pairs of little pink tentacles, splayed out like a star. These animals prefer areas with poor drainage, such as coniferous and deciduous forests, wet meadows, clearings, marshes and peatlands. They will also inhabit stream banks, lakes and ponds, and will venture into them for food.
Types of Voles in
Gaithersburg MD
Voles are small mouse-like mammals characterized by short, thick bodies with small ears and stubby faces. Most are semi-fossorial, meaning they live on or beneath the ground. They do not climb and do not enter homes or barns. Being herbivorous, voles forage for plant material, such as grass stems and forbs in grasses, fields and meadows. There are 2 types of voles in our area.
Woodland Vole - also known as the Pine vole, is a small mouse like rodent of the eastern United States that is well adapted to burrowing. The woodland vole is active all year, day or night. It spends most of its time in dug just below a ceiling of thick leaf litter
Meadow Vole -
also known as the field mouse, is perhaps the best known vole in North America. They inhabit every grassy meadow and field across the Mid-Atlantic.

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