09:02AM | 02/05/07
Member Since: 02/04/07
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Help! there are holes on the top soil of almost all of my houseplants in my first floor living areas. The openings are about the size of a quarter and looks as though something has burrowed down into them. Have tried digging through to find out what, soaked with water, etc. but they eventually appear again. Any idea what this could be? Do mice do this?


07:53AM | 11/22/08
Member Since: 11/21/08
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I want to know when you find out becasue I have the same problem


09:56AM | 11/22/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
661 lifetime posts
they have been known to do leaves and dig holes in flower pots.


03:33PM | 11/22/08
Member Since: 11/21/08
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well I have lived here for 4 years and had the same plants for the same amount of time but never have I seen this until this year. We get field mice all the time and have to put traps out but had not seen any in my plants.


04:33PM | 10/04/11
Member Since: 08/23/11
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do you think it could be any type of large insect? i'm clueless.


10:42PM | 10/05/11
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
My first thought was kids doing it. That's been the case anytime I have found holes in my flower pots.


02:21PM | 10/19/11
Member Since: 08/23/11
27 lifetime posts
that is a good thought danielleb. kids can do a lot of sneaky stuff


07:51AM | 04/24/12
Member Since: 04/24/12
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It seems that you have some pests in your home that do all that damage to your plants. When I had a similar problem with mice, I searched online and found a pest control company. They are specialized in bugs and pests eradication. They didn't use any substances that are dangerous to humans and I've never had mice in my house ever since.


01:17PM | 05/12/13
I have that issue with my Marigolds and Petunias outside. It's a squirrel! He has been caught eating on the Cosmos plant as well. They are fresh out from winter hibernation and they tend to go after leafy plants in the spring, then move on to nuts and seeds in the summer.


01:42PM | 09/25/13
I discovered this today. It's the end of Sept, so it shouldn't be the suggestion of a squirrel, not to mention, the hole is too small...and I have no trees around me. It isn't kids, as I have none. No cats, and the dog can't get on top of my desk. Settled the dirt and filled with water, Nothing. Any idea what it is??
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