What bug would do this?

RigglePLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids MI
I say worms, nightcrawlers. Particularly if it happened after a heavy warm rain. Dig down a few feet and you may find them. Wear your snake proof boots. Also, take a careful look along the drive and road; you should find a few that tried to cross the pavement and didn't make it. Especially if there is a heavy rain during the day so that worms that come up for air try to cross the sidewalk, but are killed by the hot sun before they get across. Also, there are a few extra large south American worms that occasionally are released up here. most of the dirt has been through the worm--the castings have a uniform diameter and sort of a pelletized appearance.
http://www.google.com/search?q=worm...s&biw=1680&bih=934&sei=NlpuT-mtMKbi0QGbmv3gBg


My second guess is crayfish--but their hole is about an inch in diameter--and within 20 feet of water.
 

nighthawk117

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MA
Not sure, lifecycle timing seems off a bit as well, but it does look identicle to what I have seen on a couple of really sandy lawns that I treat. The exit of the burrow usually has a U shaped channel leading to it. I'd like to know also, get the old shovel out and get to diggin ! :confused: Also the diameter of the cicada is about 1/2"
 
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Ticolawnllc

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Wall NJ
Not sure, lifecycle timing seems off a bit as well, but it does look identicle to what I have seen on a couple of really sandy lawns that I treat. The exit of the burrow usually has a U shaped channel leading to it. I'd like to know also, get the old shovel out and get to diggin ! :confused: Also the diameter of the cicada is about 1/2"
lol. The customer thought it was termites. I told her I didn't think that was it. Now she doesn't care.

I don't think she will let me dig them out. I'll try to talk to her in to it.
 

DA Quality Lawn & YS

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
Why did Riggle say to 'wear your snake proof boots'?
OP is from NJ - might find a garter snake but even that doubtful this early in the year.
 

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