I find dozens of new holes in my lawn every day as well and am wondering if they might be caused by either an opossum or a raccoon (both of which live in this area). Also, it looks like they are burrowing under the grass since it is lumpy in several places. I have not seen any grubs and am wondering if your Whole Control will work. Someone mentioned to me that it might be possible to get rid of them by playing a frequency that they find irritating (and hopefully isn’t heard by humans). Help!
There are many animals which could be digging in the yard. The more common animals are squirrels and chipmunks. But they’re typically active during the day and I suspect you would have seen them by now if these were at fault. And though RACCOONS and OPOSSUMS will dig to find grubs and other food, they usually cause a lot of destruction in big areas and don’t do the kind of random holes you describe. Lots of small holes in lots of locations along with lumpy like burrows makes me think you most likely have either MOLES, VOLES or SHREWS. All three will burrow just under the top soil and tend to be very active this time of year. Since grubs are usually active in this same upper portion of top soil around now too, I’m guessing either of these three animals are involved.
To start, I’d review the articles for each of the pests listed above and maybe you’ll be able to better guess what’s causing the problem. Additionally, you could start treatments for grubs with some of the products listed in our GRUB CONTROL article. I’m sure if you eliminate the food that’s attracting the animals foraging, they’ll relocate elsewhere. 2-3 weeks after treating you could apply some WHOLE CONTROL over the top for extra protection. Whole Control will be listed as a good repellent for most all of the animals I mention above so it would be a good starting point. But if there are a good supply of grubs or worms in the soil, treating as our grub control article suggests is strongly advised. The treatment would curb the grub population, chase away any worms and in the end, eliminate or reduce the food supply in the soil. In general, this is almost always the best method of controlling random digging. If you have further questions, please give us a call on our toll free at 1-800-877-7290.