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Sean I David
how to deal with groundhogs

Can any one tell me the best way to groundhog proof my front and back years. these little fur balls are eating my garden to death?

dj1
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

Animals, protected or not, understand only one language. But I'll never tell you which language it is.

MLB Construction
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

i recommend watching "Caddyshack"......that should take care of them.....or was that for gophers?

67drake
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

I always use a .22 . Also good for squirrels ,chipmunks,and raccoons. If in an urban area, a .22 pistol (Unless in the Chicago city limits,you will be handcuffed and booked for owning a pistol).

function
Re: how to deal with groundhogs
67drake wrote:

I always use a .22 . Also good for squirrels ,chipmunks,and raccoons. If in an urban area, a .22 pistol.

It doesn't hurt to use subsonic rounds either, and if the problem is that repetitive you can have the courtesy to get the permits and invest in a suppressor.

Much safer than the explosives route.

ed21
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

Other than explosives, while not recommended, but would certainly be a hoot, or firearms which aren't always practical and would be my preferred method, you are probably only left with trapping & releasing somewhere else. You can always try a pest control company and let them remove the critters for a price.
Have you tried any of the animal repellant sprays? Bobbex-R is listed for groundhogs. I've used it to keep wabbits off plants.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

I have heard they are pretty easy to trap (and release) but if you want em dead you can use the flare-type gas bombs and smoke them.
Casey

Re: how to deal with groundhogs

You can do either of this two step.

1. Pour two cups of sudsy ammonia into the holes.
2. Place a trap 50 feet away and put lettuce or apple inside.
Then check the trap in the morning.

Frenchy
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

I don't know if this is legal or moral or even true. A while back I was visiting my cousin's little farm and someone ask him what happened to all the ground hogs. He claims that he got rid of them by dropping some chocolate ex-lax down the holes.

Re: how to deal with groundhogs
MLB Construction wrote:

i recommend watching "Caddyshack"......that should take care of them.....or was that for gophers?

bwahahaha!

guy48065
Re: how to deal with groundhogs

There are Youtube posts of running a hose from a tailpipe into their burrow and giving them a permanent dirt nap.

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