I have several garden beds in a West Seattle urban neighborhood and have been getting regular nocturnal digging of small holes around flowers and veggies. They aren't digging the plants themselves, but leaving small holes of a couple of inches in the vicinity. My question is what is most likely digging these holes. Is it raccoons looking for bugs? Squirrels? Cats doing their business? How can I tell? Thanks!
I work at an urban farm here in chicago. From my experience I'd say you probably have rats. We haven't had much luck getting rid of them. Although once an accidental half filled 5-gallon bucket left next to the garbage can ended up w/ 5 or 6 floating rats. Whoah!