Holes in Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Springtown, Te
Question by abby79
March 25, 2010
I have noticed perfectly round holes drilled into my soil about the size of a quarter, some which are quite deep. Can you tell me what is doing this and if it is a threat to my garden? Thank you

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


Crickets, cockroaches, grubs, grasshoppers or beetles can cause the holes you describe but I'm not sure which it might be so I don't know what to suggest. A general purpose lawn insecticide might help but it sounds as though whatever it was has already emerged. Hmmm... be on the lookout for plant damage. If you find a population of insect pests, that's probably who was spending the winter in the ground. Good luck with your landscape!

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