Ankle Biters

Ankle Biters

Warm Weather Brings Annoying Pests The summer bug invasion of fleas, ticks and chigger will be faster than Putin into Crimea. Just like the Russians, the threat of economic sanctions will not prevent or remove these menacing marauders from invading your lawn. Know Thy...
How to Get Rid of Moles

How to Get Rid of Moles

What do Moles Eat? In spring, moles target earthworms as a primary food source. Spring thawing loose soils and frequent spring rains bring earthworms nearer to the surface and make a natural bounty for hungry moles. It is safe to say; the healthier yards will have...
Guide to Repairing Vole Damage

Guide to Repairing Vole Damage

What are those trails in my lawn? In early spring, when the snow finally melts and people get back out into their yards, some may be surprised to find trails and burrows in the lawn. Many will see these above ground trails and mistakenly assume moles have invaded...
What is a Vole?

What is a Vole?

Voles are a small rodent that appears throughout Kansas and Missouri. Sometimes called “field mice,” voles have short tails, short legs, tiny eyes, and their ears are partly hidden. Adult voles are small, with a body length of 3-5 inches. Voles do not hibernate and...
Fall Armyworm Invasion

Fall Armyworm Invasion

Should I be concerned about Armyworms? In a typical fall season, armyworms are not a big concern for our region, and the last major infestation was in 2014. Fall armyworms are not indigenous to our area and do not overwinter here. Instead, they are larval of a moth...
White Grub Control in Turf

White Grub Control in Turf

What Is a White Grub? White grubs can be one of the most damaging insects to your turf and unfortunately, the better the grass, the more likely the grubs are to attack. Grubs are the larval stage of several large beetles – June Bugs, May Beetles, Masked Chafer...
How to Control Bagworms

How to Control Bagworms

What are Bagworms?You’ve seen them hanging from evergreens and spruce trees every summer. Left unchecked bagworm populations will grow to damaging levels very quickly. One adult bagworm can produce over 1,000 baby bagworms.When to Spray BagwormsLate May to early June...