November Facebook Winner

November 5th, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Tyler King. Tyler won an application of vole repellent in his foundational beds.


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.


We Have Bad Gas

April 11th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Carbon Monoxide to be more specific. We purchased a carbon monoxide compressor. We can inject Carbon Monoxide into the ground at 120 psi per injector at 4 different injection locations. The compressor will fill a 200 foot long mole tunnel with Carbon Monoxide in seconds. Any mole or vole in those tunnels will die within seconds. The gas will travel a couple hundred feet into any tunnels in the surrounding area that is connected to the tunnels in your lawn.