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Gopher/Squirrel Control

Gophers

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Gophers are small burrowing rodents that feed on roots of many types of plants. A single gopher can ruin a garden in a short time, and gopher gnawing can damage irrigation lines and sprinkler systems. Gophers do not hibernate and always plug up their tunnels. In lawns, their mounds are unsightly, interfere with mowing, and cause can cause injuries to people who accidently step into the hole or trip on the mound.

Early detection is critical to prevent damage. Gopher mounds are usually piles of loose dirt that form a half circle around a plugged hole. Fresh mounds are a sign of an active gopher.

Delk Pest Control is one of the few companies in the industry that offers gopher control.

  • We will initially all the mounds are knocked down and there area is inspected in about three to seven days to determine the size of the infestations.
  • Traps and/or bait stations are set in areas where activity is found.
  • A monitoring scheduled will be set up until the infestation is controlled.

Give us a call for a free inspection and estimate.

Ground Squirrel

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Ground squirrels feed on and injure many types of plants, and their burrowing damages landscapes. Although similar in appearance to tree squirrels, ground squirrels will always retreat to a burrow when frightened, while tree squirrels will climb a tree or other tall structure and never use a burrow.

The ground squirrel tunnel is a wide and open, usually with a large pile of dirt at the opening. Generally, squirrels will burrow at the base of trees, rock piles and the edge of brush. Squirrels hibernate during the coldest part of the winter.

Where ground squirrels are an ongoing problem is when your property is next to wild lands, open fields or other infested areas. Squirrels will reinvade over time. When new squirrel activity is noticed control actions will need to be restarted.

Delk Pest Control is one of the few companies in the industry that offers ground squirrels control.

  • We will initially all the mounds are knocked down and there area is inspected in about three to seven days to determine the size of the infestations.
  • Traps and/or bait stations are set in areas where activity is found.
  • A monitoring scheduled will be set up until the infestation is controlled.

Give us a call for a free inspection and estimate.

Moles

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Are a small insect-eating mammals, they are not a rodent. Moles mostly inhabit moist areas. Moles live almost entirely underground in a vast network of interconnecting shallow tunnels. Where they capture worms, insects, and other invertebrates.

The most damage caused by moles occurs through their burrowing activity. The mounds and ridges are unsightly and disfiguring and makes lawn maintenance difficult. They can also destroy valuable plants.

Delk Pest Control is one of the few companies in the industry that offers moles control.

  • We will initially all the mounds are knocked down and there area is inspected in about three to seven days to determine the size of the infestations.
  • Traps and/or bait stations are set in areas where activity is found.
  • A monitoring scheduled will be set up until the infestation is controlled.

Give us a call for a free inspection and estimate.

Voles (Meadow Mice)

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Voles usually don’t invade homes and shouldn’t be confused with the house mouse. Voles are intriguing, small mammals. Voles are mouse like rodents somewhat similar in appearance to pocket gophers. Voles are active day and night, year round. You’ll normally find them in areas with dense vegetation.

Voles spend most of the time below ground in their burros system. They also spend a lot of time above ground and occasionally can see them scurrying about.

Voles cause damage by feeding on a wide range of garden plants including artichoke, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, tomatoes. They also can damage turf and other landscape plantings such as lilies. Voles will gnaw the bark of fruit trees.

Delk Pest Control is one of the few companies in the industry that offers voles control.

  • We will initially all the mounds are knocked down and there area is inspected in about three to seven days to determine the size of the infestations.
  • Traps and/or bait stations are set in areas where activity is found.
  • A monitoring scheduled will be set up until the infestation is controlled.

Give us a call for a free inspection and estimate.

Environmentally-Friendly

Our environmentally friendly service which includes the control of ants, earwigs, ticks, fleas, roaches, spiders, crickets, wasps, silverfish and any other occasional invaders.  Inspections, monitoring, exclusion, maintenance and sanitation is the focus of this service. This service will be performed using least toxic and/or environmentally friendly materials.

The use of pesticides

Delk Pest Control uses materials that are least toxic when performing regular maintenance pest services. When the need for other material is warranted, the selection will be based on the targeted pest and the location of the pest.

Frequency of Services

At Delk we can offer you monthly and alternate month, quarterly service maintenance service as well as a single service.