OK, so the motions sensitive lights are not going to be a panacea. The pesky persistent critter, or critters, rolled back several patches of turf at the very far corner of the yard, the farthest point from the light — just beyond the arc that gets illuminated . They probably triggered the light, but were far enough away not to be spooked. Because it’s been raining, I can’t really put down more of the repellant spray., which just gets washed away.
This is going to be a long battle, at least until the sod is down long enough to take root deeply enough so that it’s not easy to roll back. I won’t give a daily update, but I’ll let you know from time to time. 🙂