Jul 12, 2012

What Is It?

Seriously, I'd like some help here... what is doing this? It's like miniature mole hills in my PAW-th. ("A PAW-th,  a PAW-th!" Name that movie!)


The holes range in size from pencil lead size to kindergarten pencil size (does anyone else remember those fat black pencils we used in kindergarten? I can smell them right now!)


Other than the hole that is surrounded by the miniature hill all of the holes look like someone, some-THING, drilled a perfectly manicured hole in the dirt between the stones in my PAW-th.

holes close up

I dumped baking soda down the first miniature mole hill, but all the THING did was make another one and bore even more holes in my PAW-th! I've considered just dumping Diazinon down these holes... but for some reason just can't bring myself to do it.

So, what do you think? Will they excavate under the foundation of my house?


Dean and Sheri said...

There is a VERY aggressive type of wasp that burrows like this. I'd consult the extension office soon.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Could it be a snake? Or a burrowing insect like a large bee? Instead of dumping something poisonous in the soil where it could potentially harm you, your pup or your kidlets, sprinkle white flour around the holes and then see what sort of prints get left in the flour. That will help you zero in on what it is.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage