We have many holes in our yard, looks like it may be caused by an animal.. Do...

Asked October 16, 2018, 10:53 AM EDT

We have many holes in our yard, looks like it may be caused by an animal.. Do you have any idea what is causing it? Can you suggest a remedy? A friend has the same problem. She is located in a different suburb.

Cuyahoga County Ohio animal damage

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Do you know what animal it is? In other words, have you observed the animal in the act? If its squirrels hiding their harvest they will do so during the day, easy to observe but if you have not been able to observe, it may be one of the night-time culprits--take a look at the 2 fact sheet from Michigan State and see if you can narrow down what animal is doing the damage. If it is skunks/raccoons they are likely going after the white grubs under the lawn. See the last link for recommendations on page 18 for how to control grubs. I hope this helps!