West Michigan Bug Control: The Bugs Are Everywhere!

July 12th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024 

We’re back to tackling bugs in West Michigan this week after an exciting 4th of July weekend. This time of year sees a rise in bug control efforts, as it’s the peak season for insect activity.

Consistency is key, and that’s exactly what we deliver. Our Insect Busters and Bug Barrier services can effectively control mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, spiders, ants, and more. Many customers are unaware of these services, so let’s explore what we offer.

Each service includes 8 visits per season, scheduled every 23-28 days apart.

Insect Busters: We spray a fine mist to your grass, bushes, and trees to control outdoor bugs.

Bug Barrier: We spray a fine mist around the foundation of your home to deter outdoor bugs from wanting to enter.

Our services are highly effective and can significantly reduce those pesky bugs, allowing you to enjoy your yard bug-free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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


West Nile Virus Confirmed In Kent County!

June 27th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

 

 

 

 

The diligent team at the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) has successfully identified the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in mosquitoes within Kent County. This important discovery results from their continuous monitoring efforts carried out every Summer. Following the testing of mosquito pools captured in the 49525 ZIP code, encompassing Grand Rapids, Plainfield Township, and Grand Rapids Charter Township, KCHD remains vigilant in safeguarding the community against potential health threats. With their proactive approach and dedication, KCHD ensures timely interventions to protect public health and well-being, providing a sense of security to the residents of Kent County.

The Mosquito Surveillance Team is crucial in our efforts to combat West Nile Virus. Their work, tirelessly trapping numerous mosquitoes across different sites in Kent County, is of utmost importance. Once the team has collected these mosquito pools, they conduct tests to identify the presence of WNV. The valuable data they gather is then shared with relevant municipalities where the virus is detected. This information empowers these agencies to tailor effective mosquito control measures based on the insights provided by the team’s surveillance efforts, a work that we all should appreciate.

This discovery is earlier than in previous years, indicating a need for heightened vigilance and preventive measures,” said Brendan Earl, Supervising Sanitarian at KCHD. “It lets us know that this season’s mosquitoes are now carrying the virus, which could spread to humans. It is crucial for people to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites to reduce the risk of infection.

In 2023, the emergence of West Nile virus in Kent County was not reported until early August. This delay allowed public health officials to implement proactive measures to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the community. By swiftly addressing this issue, authorities were able to raise awareness, conduct thorough surveillance, and engage in practical mosquito control efforts to safeguard the well-being of residents and mitigate the impact of the virus.

West Nile virus is a severe health concern, with around 80% of those infected remaining asymptomatic, experiencing symptoms like body aches, joint pain, and fatigue. It’s important to understand that although most individuals fully recover, approximately 1 in 150 cases progress to severe illness affecting the central nervous system. Recovery from this can be prolonged, and in some unfortunate instances, the consequences can be permanent or fatal. This highlights the critical need for preventive actions to safeguard against such risks and protect public health.

Without a vaccine or cure for West Nile virus, the KCHD’s emphasis on preventative measures is a proactive approach to safeguarding public health. By promoting awareness and education on effective preventive strategies, such as eliminating standing water and using insect repellent, individuals can take charge of their well-being and contribute to the collective effort to minimize the risk of infection. This focus on prevention empowers communities to make informed choices and underscores the importance of individual responsibility in maintaining a healthy and resilient society.


West Michigan Lawn Care: Happy Summer, Why Bugs?!

June 20th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: June 17, 2024 – June, 21, 2024 

Summer brings more bugs due to warmer temperatures, higher humidity, increased food availability, synchronized reproductive cycles, and longer daylight hours. The warm weather accelerates insects’ metabolism, development, and reproductive rates, while high humidity provides ideal conditions for their survival. The abundance of food from blooming plants and human activities attracts more insects, and many species have life cycles that peak in summer. Extended daylight hours also give insects more time to feed, mate, and lay eggs, contributing to their population surge. Our Insect Busters and Bug Barrier service will help control those unwanted bugs to provide you with an outdoor space you can enjoy by relaxing without the annoyance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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


West Michigan Lawn Care: Celebrating Our 30th Successful Season Kickoff!

May 31st, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters
This week was a bit different as we got to celebrate the success of our 30th season kickoff!

We would like to extend our deepest and most sincere gratitude to all of our customers and employees for making the 2024 season kick-off a tremendous success! Your support and dedication are what helps give us the ability to provide lawn care services to West Michigan.

An extra special thanks to Pizza Parliament for joining us in our celebration for the second consecutive year. Their concept on pizza is one of a kind and it added a wonderful touch to our event, and we are grateful for their partnership and support during this time of year.

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to making this season’s launch happen. We look forward to continuing this journey with all of you by updating you along the way with in the field photos, stories and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


West Michigan Lawn Care and Bug Control – Why It’s Critical To Do Both

February 14th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Importance of Lawn Care:

*Environmental Benefits: Lawns contribute to cleaner air, soil conservation, and water filtration.

*Aesthetic Appeal: Well-manicured lawns enhance property value and provide recreational spaces.

*Mental Health: Green spaces promote stress reduction and family bonding.

 

Significance of Bug Control:

*Protecting Plant Health: Pest infestations and disease transmission threaten lawn vitality.

*Preventing Human Health Risks: Insects can cause allergies, bites, and indoor intrusion.

*Preserving Biodiversity: Integrated Pest Management balances pest control with conservation efforts.

 

Lawn care and bug control are intertwined. By embracing the correct approach to lawn care and bug control, homeowners can create greener, healthier environments for both humans and nature. Let’s commit to nurturing our lawns to make your yard the most enjoyable part of your home!

 

 

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

 


August Facebook Giveaway Winner!

August 26th, 2021 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Anne Hickok  for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service.  Anne has won a FREE mosquito misting!

Do you want a chance to win a free service? Each month we give away a free service to one of our Facebook likes. 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 Anne!  Enjoy the mosquito free evenings in your backyard! https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/pest-solutions/mosquito-control/


July Facebook Drawing Winner

July 29th, 2020 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Eileen Simmons!   You are this month’s winner in a random drawing for a free service.  Eileen has won a FREE mosquito misting!  Please contact us to confirm you want this free service and we will put you on the schedule so you can enjoy mosquito free evenings in your backyard.

Do you want a chance to win a free service?  All you need to do is LIKE our Facebook page.  No purchase is necessary, no strings attached, and there is no fine print except that the winner must live in our service area of West Michigan and the Detroit suburbs.

Congratulations again Eileen!  https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/pest-solutions/mosquito-control/


September Facebook Winner

September 24th, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Michael Tappy!  Michael is this month’s winner in a random drawing for a free service.  He have won a FREE mosquito misting which will allow his family to enjoy mosquito free evenings in their backyard.

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.  http://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/pest-solutions/mosquito-control/


August Facebook Winner

August 29th, 2018 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Melissa Endline!  Melissa is this month’s winner in a random Facebook drawing for a free service.  She won a FREE mosquito misting which will allow her family to enjoy mosquito free evenings in their backyard.

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.  http://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/pest-solutions/mosquito-control/

 


Asian Tiger Mosquito

June 26th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters