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West Michigan Lawn Care: Rolling Lawns & Catching Voles

April 5th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: April 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024

Our very own Jocelyn caught a live Vole with her hands out in the field this week! This was no easy task as voles are typically fast little critters running all over the place. The goal of our Vole repellent is to deter them away from the home and overall property, but sometimes you need to take matter into your own hands, literally!

Another tech credit goes to Chelsea for working her magic with the lawn roller. You can see how beautifully striped the lawns turn after getting rolled. The grass blades bend in the direction of the roller which creates the striped look. We can’t stress enough the importance of doing a Core Aeration later in the season after you roll the yard to releive the soil compaction. Usually around June, Chelsea will jump off the lawn roller and onto the aeration machine to knock out the rest of the season! We still have all of April and most of May to keep rolling yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care: 2024 Season Kickoff!

March 15th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

in the field weekly update

In The Field: March 11, 2024 – March 15, 2024

 

Our 2024 season has officially begun, and we’re prepared for what lies ahead! With our team fully assembled, we’re setting our sights on some intriguing discoveries.

Our first observation? A sizable mound of dirt, the result of deep tunneling activity from our industrious mole friends. It’s quite impressive, showcasing the fascinating work of these creatures beneath the surface. Not so fascinating for homeowners who like a nice looking yard!

Additionally, we’ve noted signs of chipmunk presence, evident from the distinctive larger holes they leave behind. Their territorial markings add another layer of intrigue to our outdoor investigations.

 

 

Stay tuned for further updates as we’re in the field this Spring and Summer. The journey promises to be enlightening as we uncover more about the natural West Michigan world around us.

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


Grand Rapids Michigan Mole and Vole Control – What Do I Have?

February 7th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

How Do I Know If I Have Moles or Voles?!

Mole activity vs vole activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While both moles and voles are small mammals that burrow underground, they show different signs of activity and behaviors. Recognizing these distinctions is crucial for effectively managing issues related to their presence, particularly in gardening, landscaping, and overall lawn care.

Mole Activity:

  • Signs include dirt piles, surface ridges, and trails that squish when you walk on them.
  • This activity is the result of moles excavating tunnels underground and pushing up soil to the surface.
  • Moles primarily feed on earth worms which is why permanent removal is not 100% guaranteed.
  • Their tunneling behavior is extensive, creating complex networks of tunnels underground.
  • Moles prefer moist, loose soil and are often found in gardens, fields, and woodland areas.
  • Their activity can be overwhelming in the Spring when snow begins to melt and Fall as temperatures cool down.

Vole Activity:

  • Signs include surface runways, gnaw marks on plants, and the presence of burrow entrances in grassy areas or under vegetation.
  • Voles primarily feed on plant material such as grasses, roots, seeds, and bulbs.
  • They create shallower tunnels compared to moles, often hidden beneath grass or vegetation.
  • In the grass, you’ll notice what looks like as if a garden hose had been laying on the yard.
  • Voles inhabit various environments including grasslands, meadows, and orchards.
  • Like moles, their activity can be overwhelming in the Spring when snow begins to melt and Fall as temperatures cool down.

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo

 


Protect your landscaping

November 1st, 2021 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

November Facebook Winner

November 30th, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Tracy Honderd for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. Tracy has won a Deer Repellent Application. Each month we give away a free service to one of our Facebook likes. Want a chance to win a free service? Just LIKE our Facebook page. No purchase is necessary, no strings attached, no fine print except that the winner must live in our service area of West Michigan and the Detroit suburbs. Congrats Tracy! http://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/animal-control/deer/


October Facebook Winner

October 29th, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Susan Harkema for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service.  Susan has won a Vole Repellent treatment in the foundational landscape beds around her house.  Each month we give away a free service to one of our Facebook likes.  Want a chance to win a free service?  Just LIKE our Facebook page.  No purchase is necessary, no strings attached, no fine print except that the winner must live in our service area of West Michigan and the Detroit suburbs.  Congrats Susan!  http://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/animal-control/voles/


March Facebook Winner

March 27th, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations Rebecca Vande Griend for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free Vole Repellent in the foundational landscape beds of her house. Each month we give away a free service to one of our likes. No purchase is necessary, and you don’t have to be an active client. Congratulations Rebecca! http://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/animal-control/voles/ 


January Facebook Winner

January 29th, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations Lori Stream for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free Vole Repellent in your foundational landscape beds. Each month we give away a free service to one of our likes. No purchase is necessary, and you don’t have to be an active client. Congratulations Lori!http://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/animal-control/voles/


moles fighting

October 12th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Nice video of 2 moles fighting…or mating?  We don’t know the difference because we would’ve put our foot down on this behavior.   Literally.


Voles & Rabbits

April 18th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters