Lots of holes in my lawn

Asked April 7, 2020, 8:06 PM EDT

We moved to our new home last September. We noticed lots of holes about 2-3 inches in diameter and less than two inches in depth in one area of the lawn last November. We found more holes (almost half of the lawn) this spring. We'd like to know what cause the issue and how to solve the problem.

Thank you so much in advance.

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Your picture and description strongly suggest the workings of one of Pepe LePew's clan. Skunks can make holes this size and usually cone shaped. They are going after earthworms, bugs, and grubs. It is suggested that grub control not be used unless you have a significant grub population. Repellants may not be effective. Trapping and removal can work but would probably require a profession. Check out the following links:
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/springtime_animal_damage_in_your_landscape
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/how_to_choose_and_when_to_apply_grub_control_products_for_your_lawn
https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/holes-in-the-lawn/
I hope this helps,