Congratulations Steve Kitchen for winning this month’s Facebook drawing. Steve won a free application of vole repellent for his foundational landscape beds. Each month one of our likes is randomly chosen for a free service. No purchase is necessary and you don’t have to be an active client.
We just trapped our 1000th chipmunk for the year!
We just trapped our 600th chipmunk for the season. I don’t know why chipmunks are such a problem, but it has been a struggle buying traps fast enough to keep up with the demand.
As the snow melts in Michigan we see the damage created by pests under the snow. It can be difficult to distinguish the damage between moles, voles, and shrews. As a general rule moles do not like to come out of the ground. However, in the winter they can come out of the ground and still be under the snow. Eastern moles tend to leave large piles. Star nosed moles leave smaller piles that are very close together. Voles and shrews will eat the grass at ground level.
Some damage is not that easy to distinguish, which is where we can help. Our professionals run into problems like in the picture below on a frequent basis.
We took possession of our new Ford Transit. Thank you to all who voted for us in this national contest. We feel very blessed to win this vehicle. Thank you for those that showed up to have lunch at Borgman Ford and see us. Digger also made an appearance.
When the snow melts we see a lot of damage caused by animals during the winter. Many people confuse vole damage with mole damage. The damage in these pictures was actually caused by voles.
Remember last Spring? After the long cold winter, lawns and plants were devastated by vole, deer and rabbit damage. Some lawns didn’t recover for months. Now is the time to have these problems handled before hand, and save you tons of money in repairs come Spring.
Here is a short article put together by Michigan State in regards to the matter:
…and we don’t mean hunting! As the weather cools off and we creep into late fall/early winter, the deer begin to run out of their normal foods, and resort to your prized plants/shrubs. Now is the perfect time to get on the schedule and setup for Deer Repellents this fall/winter to help protect your investment come Spring!
Congratulations to Kin Ma, on winning our October drawing! Because this is the time of year to prepare your lawn/landscape for vole damage, we thought it best fitting to give away vole service. Give us a call Kin, to schedule your Vole Control this Fall. (616) 554-9499
Vole damage usually peaks in the winter months, as voles can run around under the snow unchecked by their natural predators. The most common damage we see is holes in the turf, peeled bark around shrubs/young trees and tracks all throughout the yard. Below is a few examples: