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Old 10-01-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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I came out to 20 or so small holes in our back yard yesterday morning which I assume was caused by a mole or something similar. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a company we could call to handle something like this? Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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I've never seen moles in this part of the country. Maybe an armadillo. Or rabbits.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Look around the foundation of your house and see if you can find a hole(s) and likely it is an armadillo since we're in TX.

Many years ago I had this happen to a house I owned in Mansfield and it was determined to be an armadillo (per my neighbors who knew about these things). I did some research and learned that fox urine repelled them and so I had to order some from a feed mill and it worked. Then a couple of years ago I was rehabbing a house in the SF Bay area...same problem but this time all the neighbors said moles (again I believed them) and since I was in a hurry to finish the project I decided to try an immediate source of urine and just peed on the entry hole near the foundation of the house (behind a fence) and for the next week or so I would do the same mostly by using my personal supply poured more civilized from a bowl carried in from the bathroom. Problem solved.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Frisco
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Could they be rabbits? I have rabbits all over my neighborhood. One used part of my lawn to burrow and make a nest.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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Could they be rabbits? I have rabbits all over my neighborhood. One used part of my lawn to burrow and make a nest.
Good point, I too have a rabbit or two in my backyard getting on my nerves by creating visible snake size diameter holes. I am about to get a rabbit repellent from Home depot or lowe's.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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If you have the typical black clay soil, it's not a mole. They can't dig through that dirt! They are common in east Texas where there is sandy loam soil. Could it have been an armadillo?
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:07 AM
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If you're on the high plains of Collin Co., you've got wabbits.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I've never seen moles in this part of the country. Maybe an armadillo. Or rabbits.
We had moles at our lake house, just east of Gainesville. Though I too have never heard/seen them in the metroplex.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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Thanks for all the input. It looks like it's actually an armadillo, as some of you suggested. It seemed like he had gone away but a bunch more holes showed up over the course of a few nights last week, including in the front yard.

Any idea if armadillos can be a big enough nuisance to warrant having them relocated?
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Funky town
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You can relocate Armadillo but you have to find the reason. If you neighbors are not having the issue then it could be something in your backyard. They go after grubs too if your yard has a grub problem then get it treated. Relocation of Armadillo is expensive.
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