Winter Mole Activity

February 25th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Last week when the weather warmed up and the snow melted for a day or two our phones were ringing off the hook!  Customers were calling in to sign up for mole control programs because the melting of the snow uncovered yards full of mole trails.  It sounds like there was a lot of mole activity going on this winter!  One of our frequently asked questions is  “Moles are dormant in winter, right?” In fact moles don’t hibernate nor do worms. The moles follow worms deep into the ground as both try to avoid freezing.  Most of the moles deeper (older) tunnels remain comfortable throughout the winter. Winter damage by moles usually occurs during unseasonably warm periods or beneath the insulation of heavy snow. Moles can’t hibernate because they don’t store food or fat.  This fact shows the importance of a good mole control program during the summer so that the moles don’t continue to repopulate and further damage your lawn during the winter.

2011 Mole Renewals

January 27th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Existing mole clients can look for their mole renewal in their email yesterday or mailbox early next week.

3 more moles

January 11th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We found 3 frozen moles in traps under the snow.  That is a good way to preserve them!

Moles from Arkansas

January 11th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Hey Jim,

We had a live mole in one of our traps the other day. I have attached a short video we shot of the mole. Feel free to use it if you would like.

Thanks for all your help

John Glover

Superior Lawn Services

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Michigan Moles are Busy!

November 30th, 2010 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Moles are very active trying to get a good meal in before the frost sets in.  Moles do not hibernate.  They remain active all winter.  However, it is a lot more difficult to find the worms under the frost line, so that is why we are seeing the large increase in mole activity now.