The Q&A Archives: Prevention of digging

Question: What is the best way to prevent skunks from digging in my yard & other animals from digging in my flower beds? I've tried the sprays for keeping animals away. I've also tried moth balls to keep skunks away. Nothing seems to work. Scotts lawncare says I don't have grubs but the skunks keep on digging! Can you help please???

Answer: It's a skunk's nature to dig. He/she doesn't know there are no grubs in your lawn so the digging contiues until he/she finds a more fruitful lawn. You can't keep them from digging in the lawn, but you can lay chicken wire or hardware cloth on the bare soil in your flower beds and cover it with decorative rocks or bark. The wire will keep animals from digging and they may go elsewhere to explore. Let's hope so!

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