Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cattle Drive

Now that the snow has melted, I'm faced with the fact that I have to do something about the backyard this year. Most of the area has been ruined by burrowing moles/voles. We've had Orkin pest control here, and hired TrueGreen lawn care to kill the grubs that attract the rodents to begin with...but nothing seems to work. (This part of the country has big grub problems...larva of Japanese beetles that like to munch on the tender roots of grass.) I read somewhere that moles don't like Cayenne pepper so I think I'm going to whip up a batch of pepper spray and douse the whole yard in hopes of driving them out.

Mom commented this morning that the yard looks like a herd of cattle tromped through. I may just get a dumptruck full of top soil and replant the whole thing.

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