What is this in my yard?

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  1. cyinne

    cyinne Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. GTO

    GTO Well-Known Member

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

    cyflier Active Member

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    Vole trails is my guess.
     
  4. ISUCubswin

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

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  6. BoxsterCy

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    I have the same problem in my lawn...I had good luck 'treating' the problem with these $(KGrHqQOKosFG-BUOBtpBR5L,0eK0Q~~60_35.JPG . I put all 4 'bombs' in varies parts of the tunnels and I haven't seen any new tunnels in about 3 weeks now.
     
  9. TykeClone

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    he has underground creatures, not giants!
     
  10. pourcyne

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  12. CyStalker

    CyStalker Active Member

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    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.
     
  13. CRcyclone6

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    is your sidewalk built over a snake den?
     
  14. CarlHungus

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

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  16. cyinne

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    If it is voles I have never seen them- do the only come out during certain times of day? In the 6 years we have lived in this house I have never seen a mouse or anything- no rodents ever. There was some dirt pushed out from under the sidewalk onto some landscaping that isn't seen in the pictures. That's why I thought it was ants- we do have plenty of them.
     
  17. VeloClone

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    Enough is enough! I have had it with these mother****ing snakes under this mother****ing sidewalk!
     
  18. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    We had them as well. We also never saw the animal, but once we put down poison the trails went away.
     
  19. Wesley

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    Voles or moles eat stuff in their tunnels and the lifted grass dies. You need to get on this, buddy. Those are voracious eaters.
     
  20. NickTheGreat

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    Isnt it usually grubs that attract them?
     

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