Skunks Digging Up Lawn

Skunks Digging Up Lawn

Skunks can be very problematic animals when they break into lawns. They can be a headache to your lawn’s aesthetics because of the grubs that they so often look for. They dig holes to catch them. They have a very sensitive nose that is capable of digging up grub 3 inches deep in the ground. Apart from that, they can dig burrows around the lawn non-stop in order to fence them from outside elements. They can be especially problematic for those who have flower beds, fruits, and vegetables. Flower beds, fruits, and vegetables can be a great source of food. It can also be used as a secondary source for insects.

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Skunks are particularly active during the fall. Skunks are very bad climbers and for this reason, they stick their noses close to the ground. They have a pretty varied diet and are quite similar to that of another urban menace, the raccoon. The skunk’s diet consists of  mainly ground insects like grubs and ground worms. Skunks do not shy away from crawfish, small birds, and eggs to even frogs. They are also very fond of fruits such as grapes, cherries, strawberries, and others. 

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.

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 alternative and does 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.

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.