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Old 02-07-2020, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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I've been wanting one for a long time but everyone wants an arm and a leg to install. I'm not helpless but I'm an older widow that hasn't a clue how to hook one up.

awwww! the models I linked are self-contained boxes powered by 4 or 8 AA batteries. They strap to a tree.
Perhaps you can ask a nerdy nephew or grandson to set it up?
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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awwww! the models I linked are self-contained boxes powered by 4 or 8 AA batteries. They strap to a tree.
Perhaps you can ask a nerdy nephew or grandson to set it up?

If that's all it takes I'll check it out myself. The ones I read about didn't use any batteries but were wired.
Unfortunately, they've all moved out of state so... no. Just me or someone I have to pay.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:55 PM
 
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When I was about 10 or 11, I had one get up my shirt sleeve. It stung me probably half a dozen times before I could get it out.

I have seen holes like this for bumblebees, too, I was running a trimmer along the back of the house, and suddenly they came pouring out of the hole.

Yeah...last summer I got stung in 14 different places by yellow jackets. NOT fun.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:46 PM
 
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Skunks are also known to dig up lawns, but since you said that they were tunnels, not just depressions, I agree that chipmunks are most likely the culprits.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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We've had gophers and snakes make holes like that. My husband sticks the hose in there and runs the water for about 5 minutes to collapse the tunnels because the gophers will tear up the yard and garden if we don't run them out and we don't use poison.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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These holes are made by skunks. They're mainly digging for worms. They are quiet and come only at night, so you will rarely see them. The only time you'll be aware of them, is if they're hit by a car or tangle with a dog-----then their scent will linger for a long time. If your dog is the one that encounters them, both you and the dog are in for some unpleasant times.
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Old 02-08-2020, 01:38 AM
 
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These holes are made by skunks. They're mainly digging for worms. They are quiet and come only at night, so you will rarely see them. The only time you'll be aware of them, is if they're hit by a car or tangle with a dog-----then their scent will linger for a long time. If your dog is the one that encounters them, both you and the dog are in for some unpleasant times.
OP said they are tunnels.
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Old 02-08-2020, 01:45 AM
 
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Lawn And Garden Holes: What Is Digging Holes In My Yard?
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/law...rden-holes.htm
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:53 AM
 
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Stick a hose down the holes and see what comes out when you flood them.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:05 AM
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A few years ago our yard also developed lots of holes. We learned they were voles probably displaced by a large road construction project very close by. I tried flooding the holes (tunnels) with a hose but that didn’t seem to help. Unfortunately, they devoured many roots of our perennials and they had to be replaced. Eventually the voles moved on. Good luck!
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