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Foxes digging holes in my lawn

Foxes digging holes in my lawn

A family of foxes , a mother and 3 cubs come into my garden most evenings, they eat slugs and snails but also dig holes in the lawn and flower beds. Disturbing bulbs in pots. What can I do to get them to leave the garden alone, please help, before the garden is ruined. I love my garden I attach a photo of one of the many holes Carly, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 22/05/2017

Seek out where they get in and seal it off with wire mesh. If a barrier is not possible, they will stop coming when they have eaten the available food.

Bone meal is a magnet for foxes, but they could be digging for earthworms or cockchafer larvae. The cockchafer larvae will soon pupate and depart, and worms go deeper in the soil in summer. Put some gravel or stone on the tops of the pots.



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