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Animal Control

What is happening under all that snow?

March 18th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Wood TV 8’s Interview with Flowerland CEO about Pest Control this Spring

The longer the snow stays, the more problems that may occur.  Call Tuff Turf now to get information on these pests and find out what can be done!


Deer Repellent

November 7th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations Kari Lindsay who won this month’s Facebook drawing for a free Deer repellent.  Each month we give away a free service to one of our Likes.  You do not have to be a current client to win.  The only requirement is to like us on Facebook.


3000 Moles Trapped

October 21st, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We have now trapped over 3000 moles this year.


Duck-killing mole

August 23rd, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

One of our driver’s was driving down a rural road and a group of ducks started to fly away. One poor duck misjudged the height of the mole on our truck and kissed it at 55 mph. First time we know of that a mole killed a duck. What do you think was going through that duck’s mind before impact?


Wood Chuck

July 30th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Thanks to Cornell University we now know that a Wood Chuck would chuck 700 pounds of wood if a Wood Chuck could chuck wood. We can all sleep better now.


That’s a lot of traps

June 13th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We just paid the last bill for the traps we bought this spring. We added another 1,728 choker traps and 680 scissor traps. With over 5000 traps it was hard to believe there were times when we didn’t have any animal control traps in shop and all of the vehicles were almost empty.


Vole Damage

March 13th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Voles have been hard at work this winter. As the snow melts you may see the damage they have created. Many people confuse this for mole damage, but voles are to blame for this.


Chipmunk Trapping

June 30th, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We now offer trapping for chipmunks and ground squirrels.  We use spring loaded traps that are hidden in trap stations.  The stations protect the traps from exposure to children and pets.  The picture below shows a trap station that contains 2 traps.  Email or call us for pricing and more information.


Seeing holes in your lawn and bark beds?

February 24th, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Voles are field mice and can cause problems by damaging lawns, gardens, tree plantings and other plants. Voles occasionally will use tunnels developed by moles to gain access to flower bulbs and other plant roots. This damage often is blamed on moles by mistake. Moles feed on insects and earthworms and rarely consume plant materials.

Probably the most extensive and costly damage caused by voles occurs to woody plants in winter. At times voles severely damage or kill many young trees and shrubs, including orchard, windbreak and landscape plantings. Voles will eat the green inner bark layer of trees and shrubs when preferred foods are unavailable.

They survive quite well under the snow because the snow cover insulates them from the cold air and predators cannot find them.  Voles chew the grass at ground level and build nests with the grass.  This creates trails throughout the lawn.  Voles are also able to tunnel in the bark.  They leave holes the size of quarters in the bark.

We offer a granular repellent application to deter their digging in your bark beds.  One application in your foundational beds is only $50.00.  Contact us for a price to treat your entire lawn and other non-foundational beds.


Do you have holes in your bark after winter?

November 10th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

 

If you answered yes to this question, then you probably have VOLES. Voles are field mice. They spend the winter under the snow eating the bark off bushes and trees. They survive quite well in the winter because the snow cover insulates them from the cold air and predators cannot find them. Voles chew the grass at ground level and build nests with the grass. This creates trails throughout the lawn. Voles are also able to tunnel in bark, and leave holes the size of quarters.

We now offer a granular repellent application to deter their digging in your bark beds. This application should go down prior to any snowfall.  If we have a thaw in the winter, it is a good idea to apply it again. One application in your foundational beds costs $50.00.  We can also treat your entire lawn. Contact us for a price to treat your entire lawn and other non-foundational beds.