Nashville Skunks Digging In Yard
Skunks as well as other animals will seasonally target a lawn to dig up, in a attempt to dig for insects and grubs. Professional help by Animal Pros is suggested, as damage to your yard will be indicated by the animal causing the problems. Skunk digging will often be shallow holes, surrounded by a ring of loosened soil. Lawn damage from skunks often happens at night, as skunks are nocturnal. Skunks will press their nose to the ground and dig with their front claws, in search of a grub, earthworm, or other insect. Skunk damage in yards will consist of holes 3″ – 4″ deep, and loosened soil around the hole.
How To Get Rid Of Skunks Digging In Yard
Skunk damage to your yard is seasonal, but can be severe when multiple skunks move onto your lawn. Damage is often at night, and will be discovered in the morning. Damage from digging is often not long lasting, as eventually the animal will move on. To eliminate damage quickly, the skunk must be trapped and removed from the area. That is the only effective end to skunks digging up your yard.
Raccoons Digging In Yard
- Raccoons rip chunks of grass and sod with their hands.
- Raccoons will damage areas by pulling and flipping turf back.
- Heavy damage areas indicates several raccoons.
- Nocturnal digging and damage will occur.
Armadillos Digging In Yard
- Divots in yard 1″ – 3″ holes
- Divots will be 3″ – 5″ wide.
- Will dig under root systems.
- Soil Disruption indicated by what they can fit their nose in.
- Nocturnal damage and digging will occur.
Moles Digging In Yard
- No visible hole dug, only soil pushed up for air vent.
- Most common animal in yards.
- Kills grass roots, causing ridges to brown.
- Daytime Activity.
- Long runways of slightly elevated ground.
Can I Just Use A Grub Killer?
The truth about all of the over-the-counter grub killers at your local home improvement stores is that it will rarely will solve your problem. When you apply a product like this to your lawn, it can make grubs go deeper in your lawn. This can result in wildlife damage being worse as the animals will dig deeper in your yard to get to the grubs. Here are some helpful tips on maintaining your yard.
- Water your lawn in the morning, allowing it to dry out before nocturnal animals come out.
- Kill Grubs in April and May using Beneficial Nematodes ( Environmentally Safe )
- Avoid Chemical Treatments.
- Trap problem animals that are digging, including raccoons, skunks, armadillos, and moles.
- Consult our Animal Pros specialists.