If you notice some holes in your yard, this can be a sign of a wildlife infestation. This can be a frustrating situation for gardeners and for homeowners who spend significant amount of cash in maintaining the beauty of their lawn. One of the possible culprits would be the skunk. In case you find yourself plagued with the presence of these nuisance creatures, there are some things that you can do to deter their digging habits.
Holes of the North Carolina Skunk
There are two types of holes that a skunk will create. One hole will be deeper and will mostly be located on the obscure areas. This is their den. This comes with multiple exits that allow them to successfully escape the attack of the predator. Another type of hole is shallower and is usually a sign of their foraging. This can lead to unsightly patches in our lawn that can affect the aesthetics of our garden.
How Can the Skunks Damage Your Lawns?
When the Greensboro skunks are hunting for grubs, they will be walking all over your lawn while sniffing on the ground. They have an excellent smelling ability that allows them to detect the presence of insects buried deep under the ground. Once they discovered a sign of their presence, they will start tearing up your lawn. They will be returning every night on your lawn and hunt all the grubs and worms that they have missed.
What to Do If a Skunk Is Digging Your Lawn
In case your lawn has been suffering from the destructive behavior and activity of the skunk, there are things that you can do to prevent the skunk from returning to your lawn. Some people will try using deterrent such as cayenne pepper. However, repellents offer a short-term result. There are also no studies that will show how effective cayenne pepper is in driving away the skunk. Even on the off chance that it will affect the creature, this may only cause a temporary irritation. Once the smell of cayenne pepper dissipates, they will once again hunt for grubs on your property. In case your lawn is not considerably large, you may cover it with fence or chicken wires. Be sure that the fence will be buried at about 1ft below the ground.
Ways to Repair the Damaged Lawn
Pushing back the turf or repairing the damaged part without dealing with the root cause of the problem will simply be a waste of time. According to our experience, the skunk will simply return until they have exhausted the food supply in your area. Before repairing the damages, look for ways on how you can exclude them from your lawns. You can also reduce the population of grubs in your area. Once this is done, you can now start repairing the damages on your lawns.
If you want to keep the skunk at bay, there are professionals who can successfully handle this task. You should hire their service before you even incur damages from the attack of the skunk.
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