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    What is this in my yard?

    Last night watering stuff in the yard I noticed this by our sidewalk that leads up to our front door. There is a hole under the sidewalk and what looks like "veins" that lead out into the grass. The dead grass areas would be the "veins." My innitial thought is that it is ants.

    What do others think? Should I be overly concerned?

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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    I think I see a picture of ________(insert religious figure here).



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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Vole trails is my guess.



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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Looks like your grass has Ebola. Stay away from it.


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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Voles.



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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Last night watering stuff in the yard I noticed this by our sidewalk that leads up to our front door. There is a hole under the sidewalk and what looks like "veins" that lead out into the grass. The dead grass areas would be the "veins." My innitial thought is that it is ants.

    What do others think? Should I be overly concerned?

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    I have the same problem in my lawn...I had good luck 'treating' the problem with theseClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	27792. I put all 4 'bombs' in varies parts of the tunnels and I haven't seen any new tunnels in about 3 weeks now.



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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Quote Originally Posted by jj-cyclones View Post
    I have the same problem in my lawn...I had good luck 'treating' the problem with theseClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	27792. I put all 4 'bombs' in varies parts of the tunnels and I haven't seen any new tunnels in about 3 weeks now.
    he has underground creatures, not giants!


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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    The good news is that your dog is getting enough protein in his diet.

    The bad news is that he may have prostatitis.

    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...-urine-ph.aspx



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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    The good news is that your dog is getting enough protein in his diet.

    The bad news is that he may have prostatitis.

    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...-urine-ph.aspx

    I was thinking it looked like someone was just spraying some bleach around.


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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Voles. As they tunnel they are eating the root system of the grass thus making the trails dead. If you have tunnels where the dirt is pushed up, but the grass is alive, it's a mole. Moles eat worms, grubs, etc. You can use smoke bombs or pellet poison, but be careful if you have pets.



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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    is your sidewalk built over a snake den?


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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    There's probably hundreds of spiders in that hole. Better burn it


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    Re: What is this in my yard?

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    The good news is that your dog is getting enough protein in his diet.

    The bad news is that he may have prostatitis.

    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...-urine-ph.aspx
    I am glad this thread has eliminated the dog as a culprit since that would also eliminate the tried and true option of KILL IT WITH FIRE which is inappropriate for dogs.



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