Holes -- what's going on?

Asked May 8, 2018, 8:42 AM EDT

Everyday I find new holes dug in my yard -- 30 new holes yesterday. Could it be squirrels?
It is definitely squirrels. I have watched them dig these 6 inch deep holes all over one of my gardens. Do you have any idea what they are up to. There are no nuts or anything in the holes. They continue to dig new hole’s deli. How can I get them to stop! Thank you

Minnesota squirrels horticulture holes in yard

1 Response

Exclusion is probably the best way. Use hardware cloth across newly planted beds. Sometimes deterrents work, but sometimes not. Read here:
https://extension2.missouri.edu/g9455
https://extension.psu.edu/tree-squirrels