animal holes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by maryjane_wed
June 30, 2010
I have a garden next to my house in the backyard, & something keeps digging holes right next to the house.I don't have any mole hills in my yard.Any ideas ?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Chipmunks will dig about 2-inch diameter holes in the soil. They feed on berries and seeds and may take a bite out of a ripe tomato, but it's mainly their tunneling that disrupts plants roots that hurts the garden. They are tough pests to deal with. You can try laying screening or hardware cloth over the ground where they are tunneling to prevent them from digging, or live trapping and relocating them.

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