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Unlucky Chipmunk # 1000

August 20th, 2016 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We just trapped our 1000th chipmunk for the year!


600 Chipmunks trapped this year

June 29th, 2016 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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.


Moles, voles, or shrews

March 9th, 2016 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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.

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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 received our new van

May 2nd, 2015 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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.

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Vole Damage in the lawns

March 31st, 2015 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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.

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Vole, Deer and Rabbit Damage

October 21st, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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:

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It’s Almost Deer Season

October 6th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

…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!


October Vole Control Winner

October 2nd, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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 This Winter

September 26th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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:

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April 18th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Nice article by Kevin Frank from MSU on mole and vole damage along with snow mold.  Click here to read the article.