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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A Grand Rapids Michigan Lawn Care company based in Byron Center, Michigan. Tuff Turf offers a variety of services (ranging from Lawn Care, Pest Control and Bug Control) to the following cities in Michigan:

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

 


May Facebook Contest Winner!

May 26th, 2022 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Robert Moore for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. Robert has won a Flea and Tick Treatment for his lawn and landscape. https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/pest-solutions/stop-fleas-and-ticks/

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. You don’t even have to be an active client.

Congratulations again Robert!


March Facebook Contest Winner!

March 31st, 2022 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Heather DeRuiter for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. Heather has won a Deer Repellent Application in the foundational landscape beds around her house.  https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/animal-control/deer/

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. You don’t even have to be an active client.

Congratulations again Heather!


Happy Mole Day!

October 23rd, 2020 by Tuff Turf Molebusters


September Facebook Contest Winner

September 30th, 2020 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to David Rozendal for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. David has won a free fall deep root feeding for his foundational trees and shrubs.

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 again David! https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/lawn-care/tree-shrub/


The 2020 Mole Busting Season has Begun!

January 27th, 2020 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We’ve already caught 28 moles this year.  How many do you think we can catch in 2020?


Talk of the Town

April 8th, 2019 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Jim was interviewed on Wood Radio’s Talk of the Town on 4/7/19.  Click on the link below to hear the interview.


Tuff Turf Molebusters turns 25!

January 28th, 2019 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Happy 25th Birthday to Tuff Turf Molebusters!  January 24, 1994 was the day Jim Zylstra incorporated Tuff Turf.  In 2000, Tuff Turf puchased a mole trapping company named Molebusters and officially became Tuff Turf Molebusters.  Jim had the unique idea to put a mole on the top of his truck in 2005.  By the end of 2006, most of trucks were topped with moles.  The bright green and orange color scheme came about in 2009 along with an updated logo featuring Digger the mole.  Tuff Turf has continued to grow and in 2018 moved to the heart of Byron Center.  Tuff Turf is proud to be celebrating 25 years in business!

 

 


2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner

February 1st, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Tuff Turf Molebusters is proud to again have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award! This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

 

 


2012 moles in 2017

July 14th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We trapped our 2000th mole of the year.  Actually it is number 2012, but who’s counting?  Actually, we are!