Answer: The raccoon is looking for grubs under the turf. Perhaps there are some or he/she found some during an earlier visit. You can check for grubs by cutting a square foot of turf out, pulling it up and looking on the soil surface and on the roots for fat, white grubs. Populations between 10 and 15 per square foot can cause significant turf damage in September and October and can attract raccoons in August. Of course, populations occasionally reach 40 to 60 grubs per square foot and these levels can cause significant damage. If you find grubs you can treat your lawn with a product like Grubex or Bayer Advanced Season-Long Grub Control granules, applied according to label directions. Hope this information helps.
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