Caddyshack situation

Discussion in 'Garden and Lawncare' started by rokosz, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Jun 24, 2013 #1

    rokosz

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    All right, I don't believe they're gophers (golfers!) but they are surface burrowers.

    I see these curvy 2" high, maybe 4" across, humps running around portions of my lawn, sometimes for 15' feet or more. (primarily where there really isn't much turf -- more tufts and the weed of the season. Step on 'em, they squish back down., a little excavation and the tunnels are over an 1", 2" tops in diameter.

    The other day some _other_ critter seemed to be attempting to snack on the burrower. along the curvy hump were a series of digs with tufts upturned and lots of exposed dirt.

    I love how nature can send a helper (possum? 'coon?) to balance the population -- but aside from hiring a scrum of possums, Does anyone have an idea of what these burrowers are? And maybe an effective, and as enviro-friendly-as-possible, solution?

    If it helps: I've seen, what I presume are surface (literally) trails from the same species in the winter during warm breaks (downstate NY). Much Tighter curves in the path during winter. Usually around/through/near a "rougher" area (lot of leaf litter/bushy area), but also into the lawn. Trough construction rather than tunnel. Similar width/diameter (1-2").

    I've got plenty of chipmunks (lot of exposed rocky slope here). Just doesn't seem like a chipmunk travel mode though.

    thanks.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2013 #2

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    WindowsonWashington

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    We have voles here as well.

    They make my backyard into mash. I have to put down some of that preventative.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2013 #5

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    Perhaps the video below can be of help :) [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lYm0c7gYyU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lYm0c7gYyU[/ame]
     

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