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.

mole vs vole

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.

3000 Moles This Year!

September 18th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We caught our 3000th mole this past week. This is a little ahead of last year, setting pace for another record breaking year! If we get a delayed winter, it could be a HUGE year for mole control!

2000th Mole Caught!

July 25th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

This week we caught our 2000th mole! This is indicative of our technicians hard work. Thanks to everyone for another record breaking year!

Slime Mold

July 11th, 2014 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Slime Mold

The frequent rain has created an explosion of slime mold in the bark beds lately. While it may look like your dog was sick or your crazy uncle drank too much, it is a fungus. It is not toxic. It can be yellow, gray, black, or other colors. You don’t have to spray it with anything. Grab a shovel, dig it up, and throw it away. This is more common in beds that had fresh bark this spring.