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Raccoons/Skunks Digging UP Newly Planted Shrubs

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by mountaingirl1 on May 14, 2006 02:25 AM
Raccoons or Skunks are digging up and casting aside many of our newly planted small shrubs and perennials. Suggestions?
by The Plant Doc on May 14, 2006 06:11 AM
More then likely they are in search of either under ground bee nests grubs or both.

It is very hard to control grubs in gardens without killing the beneficial insects as well.
You may want to put some of that black plastic mesh netting over some stakes to protect your plants. It is pretty flimsy stuff but the animals do not see it, and it freaks them out when their faces touch it, and it generally scares them away. If it is an underground bees nest you may want to be careful of doing any work near by.

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