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Oct 7, 2010 3:42 PM by Bea Karnes

Ohio town invaded by skunks

A unique combination of weather and timing has created a bigger mess than usual this year for residents of Russell Township, Ohio.

This time of year, skunks are fattening up for the winter. They are tearing into yards and landscaping looking for food. Skunks are digging for grub worms. They are the larvae stage of the Japanese beetle, now burrowing back underground.

"A lot of the chemicals you would use and put down early to repel those insects were not effective this year," Landscaper Jil Morgan said.

It's not effective because of the wet spring that was immediately followed by a dry summer.

Putting down grub control chemicals is next year's solution.

 

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