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What are the most common types of animals that dig up the yard?

For many people, their yard is almost like another child. They will do all that they can to make sure their grass is green, their bushes are pruned, and that they have the most pristine and well manicured yard in the neighborhood. It’s something they take great pride in as well as getting a great deal of joy out of caring for.

You may not be that enthusiastic about keeping your yard looking in this manner, but one thing that no homeowner likes to see is when there are huge holes that are being dug all over their yard. Whether it is one whole or a bunch of them, this can really take away from the beauty of your property as well as pose a health risk. If you are unaware of where the holes are rat you may trip and get hurt.

You also have the concern about what kind of animal may be digging those holes. Some of these critters in your yard may pose a health risk to you, your family, and your pets, and so you would like to know what are the most common types of animals that like to dig up a yard?

The two most common that you are going to find virtually anywhere in the country are gophers and moles. Because of their poor eyesight as well as their sharp and powerful front claws, these are animals that like to dig himself a borough of some kind underground so that they can live there in relative anonymity. They need the darkness, and so being underground gives them a big advantage over many of the predators that would seek to harm them.

If you have a gofer or mole hole in your yard they are usually quite easy to notice. It should appear as a big mound of dirt near the opening of the whole, proving to be an indicator that one of these critters has built its home there.

This is not the only kind of animal that will dig, however. While others don’t necessarily dig to create a home, they will do so to gain access into an area. A raccoon and a possum are good examples of this. They will try to dig underneath the fence area to gain access to your trashcan, pet’s food dish, or garden. They have quite strong claws that are able to dig through the soil, and so they will create a whole that allows them to gain access to get food.

If you think about it, it’s not unlike a dog. A dog will dig quite extensively to get underneath something, like a fence, to get food. This is why wild animals such as coyotes, wolves, foxes, and similar animals of this nature are also likely to dig if they are trying to gain access onto your property.

If you have concerns about something like this, the best thing you can do is ensure that the attraction of your property is minimal. Don’t have things that will draw them to your home, and they won’t come. Read more: Florida Wildlife Control

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