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Gopher Facts

  • A gopher spends 99% of their lives living in underground tunnels and nests.
  • A gopher is active all year long, even when snow is present.
  • A gopher is continuously changing and sealing tunnels within a day or two.
  • A gopher may construct as many as 300 mounds in a year while moving over 2-4 tons of soil within a few weeks

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Mole Facts

  • Moles do not hibernate.
  • Moles can dig at the rate of 17 ft. per hour.
  • Moles speed through existing tunnels can be 70 ft. per min.
  • Moles have to eat every three to four hours or they will starve.

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Vole Facts

  • Voles can be confused with a field mouse.
  • A vole is commonly called a “meadow mouse” or a “field mouse”.
  • Voles can be identified by its stocky build, short tail, and small eyes.
  • Voles breeding season encompass most of the year and can average 10 litters per year.

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RESIDENTIAL INFESTATIONS
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Heavy Infestation

  • Ongoing rodent problem that has been unresolved and all attempts at getting rid of moles, or gopher control, have failed.
  • Landscape can no longer support plant life.
  • Multiple gopher mounds and mole mounds are clumped.
  • Landscape is mostly covered with top soil or rocks.
  • Gopher and Mole activity can be seen anytime during the day and night

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Associated Risk

  • After establishing gopher tunnels and mole tunnels the rodents have begun breeding and a large population exist.
  • Weakening of infrastructures; sidewalks, retainer walls, cracking of pavement or cement.
  • Worn water pipes, sprinkling or irrigation systems have been eaten, electrical lines have been gnawed.
  • Landscape surface is unstable and has collapsed which can cause injury to humans and pets.
  • Brings down the value of the overall property because of unknown damages.

MB EXPERT RECOMMENDATION:

  • Consult with a Specialist and schedule a pest control Inspection.
  • Recommended products are MB Mesh Protection Plan or Ultra Protection Plan.
  • Guaranteed up to 10 years.
  • Advanced technology and techniques that will destroy the tunnelling system.
  • Safe for humans and pets.

MB Recommended Products:
MB Mesh Protection Plan or Ultra Protection Plan

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Medium Infestation

  • Multiple mounds show up sporadically throughout the landscape.
  • Surface supports plant life and sod is green.
  • New plant life may be eaten when planted into the ground
  • Scarring on the surface of the landscape has occurred from old mounds being flattened.
  • Most likely certain areas of the landscape have encountered more of a “dip” then the rest of the landscape.

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Associated Risk

  • Preparation for a litter of moles or gophers to exist on the property.
  • Moles or Gophers are expanding their territory which will increase property damage.
  • If previously treated, gophers or moles may be taking evasive actions.
  • Surface of landscape is being scarred by the damage of moles or gophers.
  • Deprecation value in the residential landscape has occurred.

MB EXPERT RECOMMENDATION:

  • Consult with a Specialist and schedule a pest control Inspection.
  • Recommended products are MB Mesh Protection Plan or Ultra Protection Plan.
  • Guaranteed service on the area being treated.
  • Advanced technology and techniques that will destroy the tunnelling system.
  • No Pesticides and is safe for humans and pets.

MB Recommended Products:
MB Mesh Ultra Protection Plan or Exclusion Plan

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Light Infestation

  • Mysterious mound or hole appeared on the lawn.
  • Just recently replaced the sod or fertilized the landscaped.
  • The landscape is well kept and manicured.
  • The residential property may be encountering some construction in the nearby neighborhood.
  • Neighborhood or neighbors had problems and treated their home.

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Associated Risk

  • Early detection can save you money.
  • Takes away the appearance from a manicured lawn.
  • Risks are minimized at this stage of infestation.
  • Can lead to greater property damage if not treated correctly.
  • Will lead to medium infestation if corrective actions are not taken immediately.

MB EXPERT RECOMMENDATION:

  • Consult with a Specialist and schedule a pest control Inspection.
  • MB Real Estate Protection Treatment.
  • One time treatment with a follow up visit.
  • Can be treated in the same day.
  • No pesticides and is safe for humans and pets.

MB Recommended Products:
MB Light Exclusion Plan or 1x Treatment Plan

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Garden / Flower Bed Protection

This is for the green thumb who has been for years trying to
grow a vegetable garden, plant flowers or just wants to enjoy
being one with Mother Nature. But, you have one problem
every time you look at your plants. They are screaming for
help and you have been battling with the burrowing rodents
eating your plants. So what do you do? You decide to buy
flower pots and fix those darn rodents. Then suddenly you
realize that the plants are not fully blossoming. So what do
you do? You call us and have us install a below or above
ground planter box that will last you a lifetime. We guarantee it!

Getting Rid of Standing Water in Your Yard

Too often people come to me asking what kind of a tree, or what kind of shrubs can be planted in a wet area to dry it up. This is the wrong approach. Most plants, and I mean almost all plants are not going to survive in an area where the soil is soggy for extended periods of time. The roots need to breathe, and planting a tree or shrub in a water area will kill it.

Another common approach is to try and fill the area with topsoil. Depending on a variety of variables, this can work, but many times adding additional soil to a wet area will only shift the water to another area just a few feet away.

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Michael J. McGroarty is the author of this article. Visit his most interesting website, http://www.freeplants.com and sign up for his excellent gardening newsletter. Article provided by http://gardening-articles.com.

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