Lawn Grubs and Skunks

Lawn Grubs and Skunks

Skunks are interesting creatures and are often associated with their skunk spray. When people smell that, people will immediately point fingers at a skunk. There are a lot of signs that may point to a skunk infestation and when of these are looking out for small potholes that the skunk digs to get ahold of grub. grubs are larvae of scarab beetles that like to feed on the roots of the grass. Skunks have quite an appetite for grub proven by the number of potholes they dig in lawns. The way they seek out grub is by sniffing them out. Skunks have very strong and sensitive noses and when it catches wind of grub it will dig out small 3 to 4 inch small holes all around the lawn. To make sure that skunks do not hang out on your lawn, you need to take care of your grub. 

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Barricade your lawn

Installing fencing around your lawn may help in stopping animals from digging up your lawn by physically blocking access to it. Deer fences are light, yet effective alternatives and do not take much time to install. Solid fences make out of wood are another great alternative to stopping animals from digging up your lawn. They might even enhance the aesthetics of your lawn as well. Electric fences are expensive but expensive to install and require a level of maintenance. But they do the job of stopping animals from digging up your lawn.

Animal repellants to stop animals

Animal repellants are another great way to stop animals from digging up your lawn. There are tons of animal repellants on the market ranging from natural to chemical products. One should approach with caution. Repellants might not do as good of a job as the product makes it out to be. There are a lot of websites on the internet that offer home remedies. The problem with home remedies is that they will work under very limited circumstances and results may vary greatly depending on how and where you apply them.

Reduce the number of grubs

Reducing the number of grubs will reduce the number of animals frequenting your lawn for grubs. To make sure that they do not have access to grubs, look into applying beneficial “Nematodes” to the soil. Nematodes are small plant-parasitic insects that kill small bugs in soil. Since grubs are what they are after, beneficial nematodes will decrease the population living in your lawn’s soil.

Professional wildlife technicians are specialized in the removal of all kinds of wildlife animals. Our technicians are highly skilled individuals that have been in the wildlife control industry for more than a decade. They are licensed insured professionals that have had their fair share of difficult cases. To receive a free consultation, call the professionals at Skunk Control and book an appointment.