Voles dig tunnels in the same way that gophers and ground squirrels do. However, they create multiple holes on the surface, and they do not seal the holes at the surface. Therefore, the use of carbon monoxide is more challenging because the gas can escape the tunnel system while it is being injected, unlike in a sealed gopher tunnel.
At Idaho Gopher Control we seek to overcome this challenge by sealing or plugging the open vole burrows.
However, because voles tend to live in grassy areas, there are frequently holes that go undetected. We will attempt to locate all vole holes, vole activity as well as hiden holes and pathways.
To control voles we first inject carbon monoxide and attempt to plug all the holes in a burrow system for the most effective kill. We have dug up vole burrows after treating them with carbon monoxide and located dead voles, proving that this method works. Also, the vole burrow systems are much smaller in length and volume than gopher burrows. While treating vole burrows with carbon monoxide voles frequently come to the surface and die from carbon monoxide poisoning, demonstrating the effectiveness of this method.
Because there can be multiple breeding pairs of voles in one burrow system and because we have seen voles re-populate covered burrow systems that have already been treated we attempt to fill the tunnel systems after treating them with carbon monoxide.
The closing of the tunnels can prevent re-infestation in treated tunnels and detect any new activity easily for quick follow up treatment. Over a period of time voles can be brought under complete control with this method and the integrity of the soil can be preserved as voles tend to cause large and small sinkholes as they continue to burrow and dig in one area if left untreated.
We guarantee at 95-98% kill rate for voles.
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