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#1 alscool

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:08 AM

Skunks or coons are tearing up my lawn each night dining on white grubs. This is worst I have seen it in years. Anyone have a solution that does not include me sitting out at night with an infrared scoped rifle?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:11 AM

Skunks or coons are tearing up my lawn each night dining on white grubs. This is worst I have seen it in years. Anyone have a solution that does not include me sitting out at night with an infrared scoped rifle?


seems like grubs are the real problem...

#3 alscool

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

so ... pesticide ?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:03 AM

so ... pesticide ?


nematodes :bc:

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:24 AM

Sprinkle Cyan pepper in the areas of your lawn where the skunks are coming...they get it on there paws, and then in there mouth and don't like it.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:47 AM

coons like the grubs too and dig up my lawn the little bastards

Edited by Killer, 21 September 2011 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:13 AM

trap them and if it's a skunk toss it in the water and drown it. If you shoot it it will spray

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

trap them and if it's a skunk toss it in the water and drown it. If you shoot it it will spray



They sure do, last summer camping we had a visitor nightly near the camp fire, my retard brother
in law whipped a rock at it, hit it, and it discharged. It was like a warm film that took you're
breath away and ruined the campsite for the next couple of the days........

Drown it.

#9 Pete Z

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

If the lawn is torn up like Freddy Kruger has been at it, then it's coons. Neat, conical holes are Mr. Skunk's M.O. As stated above they don't have anything against your landscaping, rather they are after grubs which they can actually smell from the surface.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

Working in both landscaping and lawn technician, the only real way to get rid of that shit from happening is from two ways, either spraying organic "pesticides" which doesn't work for sweet dick, or throwing down chicken wire either across your entire lawn or in the spots they're digging up. If you plan to go chicken wire route, put it down, stake it as far deep as the stakes can go, don't cut your grass until it's incredibly long and either start cutting it really high or just use your weed wacker over the spots you've put the chicken wire down. Had to do a bunch of lawn renos this summer and chicken wire was always the best method.

#11 Ben

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:14 PM

Is like old grass or have you put sod down?

#12 alscool

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:54 PM

It is a natural lawn, that is, mostly non grass like veg.

Someone told me today that the grubs are responsable for the dead and dying brown spots in my lawn each year. The grubs root around under the surface and eat the roots causing large patches of dead lawn. That would explain a lot of what I seen this summer. So in fact the coons are doing me a service and next year it will be nice and green - sans grubs. It just looks like hell now.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:54 PM

dp...opps

Edited by alscool, 21 September 2011 - 07:18 PM.


#14 Killer

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:55 PM

how do you get rid of the grubs?



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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:41 PM

Fly bait and Coke will kill whatever is digging up your lawn ...Just keep your dog inside!!

That shit will pretty much blow their heart up were they stand.

Then order a good pestiside from The States to deal with the grub issue.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:45 PM

Fly bait and Coke will kill whatever is digging up your lawn ...

Unless you live in a remote area with no neighbours that is incredibly bad advice.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:53 PM

It is a natural lawn, that is, mostly non grass like veg.

Someone told me today that the grubs are responsable for the dead and dying brown spots in my lawn each year. The grubs root around under the surface and eat the roots causing large patches of dead lawn. That would explain a lot of what I seen this summer. So in fact the coons are doing me a service and next year it will be nice and green - sans grubs. It just looks like hell now.




I had a bad case of Coons, Skunks and Moles ripping my lawn up for a few years each spring and fall, tried nematodes which I was told was a shot in the dark due to having to release them during the right grub life cycle which can be tricky, also tried cyan pepper and big red gum, I even resorted to shooting the bastards. Nothing worked they just kept coming back. Then I started to cut my lawn longer and it got thicker and thicker each year, this year knock on wood no sign of anything digging up my lawn, and my lawn now stays greeen through the dry spells and summer heat and looks awesome.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:56 PM

trap them and if it's a skunk toss it in the water and drown it. If you shoot it it will spray



i learned that lesson the hard way. I trapped a skunk and shot it in the cage bad idea.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:00 PM

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Edited by tommymcc1, 21 September 2011 - 07:42 PM.


#20 alscool

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:20 PM

Fly bait and Coke will kill whatever is digging up your lawn ...Just keep your dog inside!!

That shit will pretty much blow their heart up were they stand.

Then order a good pestiside from The States to deal with the grub issue.



Fly bait and Coke? I wouldn't know where to start... and i've been around ?




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