Caterpillars/Winter moths eat leaves and fruits beginning in the early spring. Their larvae feed on buds and leaf clusters during the day, then work their way to the outside at night. When the larvae falls to the ground they bury themselves in the soil under trees until fall. Mating time is from November – January. Extremely favorable to Winter Moths are wet summers and moist autumns.
Flea and Tick Control:
The majority of the fleas are outside in the yard where your dog or cat will attract them. This can happen even if you have treated your pet for the fleas and ticks. Fleas congregate where they are away from sunlight and like higher humidity. Ticks do best in tall grasses and tree branches where they can move onto a passing animal or human. To reduce fleas and ticka in your yard is to keep the grass, trees and shrubs trimmed. Clean away any piles of leaves, patios and under decks and lawn furniture. Secure garbage bins that attract rodents or other animals that might be carriers of fleas and ticks.
Grubs are the larval stage of different kinds of beetles including May and June bugs and Japanese beetles. Adult beetles lay their eggs in the soil mid- to late summer. When the eggs hatch, they grow into white-wormish looking larvae, then work their way down into the root zone of your lawn where they eat the roots. Grub control is a matter of timing but they can be controlled in their early stages before they go into the soil and become dormant for the winter.
Moles live mostly underground in a network of tunnels. They create their tunnels just below the surface to capture worms, and insects. They eat roots, bulbs, and other plant material. The greatest damage from moles occur through their burrowing, the resulting mounds and ridges are unsightly and disfiguring.