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Old 05-14-2010, 09:22 AM
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could be moles , molecrickets or do you have gophers ? not sure if texas has gophers but I know you have mole crickets and that could be causing the problem . I hope you find out what it is soon before it ruins your yard .
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:39 PM
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they are earthworm droppings.
[url=http://icwdm.org/inspection/gardengrass.asp]Identifying the Cause of Garden/Grass Damage[/url]
see if the link to this picture is what you are seeing. Just looks like random little dirt mounds, or ant hills, but no insects are present. I have them in my yard and this photo looks just like them. I think mine are earthworm scat. Sounds nasty, but true. Hope this helps
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:44 PM
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[url=http://icwdm.org/inspection/gardengrass.asp]Identifying the Cause of Garden/Grass Damage[/url]

Sounds like earthworm scat. view this link and see if it's what you are seeing. Nasty, I know, but I have them too and I believe this is what they are...hope this helps
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:48 AM
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Unhappy I have random dirt piles in my yard too!

I first noticed one dirt pile a few weeks ago. Then, this week four more. Can anyone tell me what these are and if I need to do maintenance on this in my yard? I'm thinking that I have moles of some type.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:15 PM
Location: North Downtown Houston (Northside Village)
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Is there a hole in the middle of the mud mountains? They sound like crawdads. Mudbugs are all over south east Texas.. harmless
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:17 AM
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Up north (in Canada) where I live one year I threw out some fishing worms (nightcrawlers) that I didn't use. Thought it would be a great way to improve the health of my lawn. Now it seems that they've multiplied and flourished.

They come to the surface after a heavy rain, and then leave behind mounds. I have a very lumpy yard now.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:59 PM
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Hello sorry if I'm asking about something already answered I saw similar post about a problem I have wanted to see if I can get some input.
Any way I have found these dirt mounds on my grass and dirt sections of my yard they form overnight, I see some people go right to moles but there is no holes no tunnels the ground underneath is not disturb. I can not find where the dirt came from no missing dirt no holes dug just seems like some one dumped a pot of dirt and left it. The mounds of dirt vary from 2 to 3 inches round and high up to 6 to 12 inches round and high any one have an idea what causes this
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:57 PM
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I have had these for 25 years. The little mounds are everywhere. The dirt is reddish in color. It always occurs on the first hot day. Swarms of small black flying bugs come out and are gone. If it cools off and gets hot again., it happens again.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Originally Posted by kevcrawford View Post
Definitely not moles in my area. Not sure about the other poster.
Originally Posted by lifelongMOgal View Post
Likely moles or voles.
That's what I was thinking, and they are smaller than moles.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:38 AM
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I have the crayfish chimneys that the above poster posted the picture of -- I'm in SW Ohio. Apparently they exist all over the US.

Their picture is excellent (HHeights77007) - if that's what your mound looks like - you have land crayfish (crawdads).

They are harmless and hunt your yard for insects/snakes/frogs.
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