animals?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by moreira85, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a cardboard carton. Oh...and a slug.
    Does not look like the pictures for mouse droppings.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=mous...AO45_DgCw&sqi=2&ved=0CCAQsAQ&biw=1020&bih=591

    No match for the vole droppings pic.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...roppings&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=g1g-m1&aql=&oq=
    How could an animal smaller than a mouse cause that much damage?

    May I suggest a few glue traps--maybe you would get to see the actual animal.

    Correct-- don't treat for grubs if its not grubs. I am thinking it is too cold for other insects--however--a large insect like a cutworm sort of fits the dropping size dimension.
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/m1225.html

    Cutworms like to eat young seedlings or corn seedlings at this time of year. They are rather nocturnal--so get out there with a flashlight at night and you will probably spot them--or sasquatch or whatever it is. Go with a friend--in case you are attacked.
     
  2. moreira85

    moreira85 LawnSite Member
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    I did soap test with little success. I went out with a flashlight tonight n saw a rabbit eating the grass. I saw 2 rabbits out there yesterday. Can rabbits really cause that much damage?
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  3. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
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    Rabbits can cause some pretty significant damage. Without the rabbit droppings being there ii doubt of it's the problem though.the fact is rabbits eat, poop and breed like ....well rabbits . You need to follow the poop to find the answer
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  4. mike174

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    That's a slug and they are not responsible for the damage you see. I have 5 generations of rabbits breeding & living in my yard. The damage is minimal. I refuse to remove them because the babies are cute, my kids love them, and the damage is minimal. According to your latest pics, it looks more like mole/vole damage. The later pics & droppings show more mole/vole like damage. Keep in mind field mice will also do a little burrowing for food. It's not grubs. Any grubs in the northeast at this time of year are late stage with minimal feeding. Plus grubs do not "tunnel".
     
  5. moreira85

    moreira85 LawnSite Member
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    Well, I went out at 11, 11:30 and 5am. Each time rabbit in the yard. Grass is just disappearing . I'm gonna call a second pro. I could put out a trap for vole also since my abutting neighbour has a pile of about 15 yards of much that's been sitting there for 4months.
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  6. moreira85

    moreira85 LawnSite Member
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    Been finding rabbit droppings around. The fact that all the bulbs n flowers are in tact rule out voles?
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  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I called a rabbit farm last year to find out what rabbits ate. Woman answered,"Rabbit food, we feed 'em twice a day." But can they eat grass? "I don't know."

    I am thinking rabbits cannot eat grass. They are rodents, not cows. No grazing. One stomach, not four. Rabbits eat carrots, cabbage, various vegetables. They cannot eat grass any more than you can. Rake up some soft dirt and in morning examine the tracks. Sasquatch is supposed to have 6 toes.
    In any event, you need to feed the grass and reseed to get it thickened up again.
     
  8. moreira85

    moreira85 LawnSite Member
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    Either way I constantly see him chewing on grass.
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  9. White Gardens

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    I vote for rabbits. Seeing issues like this at a property I service.

    Between the rabbits eating off all the small ornamental grasses, hostas, and lawn damage, they aren't leaving anything for the squirrels.
     
  10. moreira85

    moreira85 LawnSite Member
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    WhiteGardens, what does the damage look like ?
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