How to get rid of Night Crawlers in my lawn?


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How to get rid of Night Crawlers in my lawn?

Night Crawlers have destroyed half of my backyard in less than 2 years. The lawn is so lumpy and hard just mowing it is a nightmare. Whats the best way to get rid of these the quickest and easiest way? It doesn't have to be natural or environmentally safe method although i'm not oppsed to it. help!

 
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Are they night crawlers or moles? I bet the latter.
 
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I've never heard of night crawlers destroying a yard moles can though
 
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Old 09-19-16, 04:01 AM
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night crawlers or worms are beneficial to your lawn. Without them you won't have grass.
 
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I agree night crawlers, red wigglers and most other varieties of worms are very beneficial to your lawn. They do not make big mounds or lumps. I would bet you have moles or voles burrowing in your yard. Often those critters are there to eat grubs in the soil and July-August is a peak time for Japanese beetle grubs.
 
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I'll go to the first post. Have you seen evidence of the worms? Have you seen worms?
 
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I would suspect moles. Illinois is due for cicadas - I think next year. The cicada 'babies" are currently moving up to the surface of your soil. These are favorites of moles and moles cause the mess you describe. I have the same problem. Usually within a year after the cicada's surface, the moles move on and you can relax for fifteen or so years.
 
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Looks like bear poop to me, but definitely not what earthworms do. Still say moles.

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Bring the worms over to my house and dump them in my yard.

I agree, this seems likely to be some other kind of animal.
 
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THat scat looks like it belongs to Skunks or Racoons . . . . of course, now it belongs to you !
 
 

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