What made these small, round holes in my yard?
Question: I’ve recently noticed (perhaps b/c we’ve gotten a good bit of rain lately) a bunch of small, round holes (1/4-1/2″) in my yard. I haven’t checked to see how deep they are. There are lots of them, but they’re not near the house – out in an open space. What could this be?
ANSWER: If there were trees nearby, I would suspect cicadas or the large wasps (called “cicada killers”) that prey on them.
Animals, such as skunks, dig in the ground for grubs. Other ground-nesting wasps, such as yellow jackets also make small hole in the ground.
Adding to this, moles and voles also can make holes. Without an inspection of the holes it can be multiple possibilities. Call your local Orkin Branch Office for inspections and more help in this.
Our Pest Library
Find out more about your suspects
Our Pest Library is full of up-to-date information on termites, ants, and cockroaches as well as more than 25 common household pests. Find out more information about their behavior, habits, and other cool facts.
Ask Your Question
Still didn’t find an answer to your question? Ask us on Google+ or fill out the form below and we’ll get right back to you with an answer. For service and billing questions please message us here.