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    Unhappy 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?

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    Default Re: how to deal with groundhogs

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

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    Default Re: how to deal with groundhogs

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

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    Default 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).
    Last edited by 67drake; 06-14-2013 at 06:36 PM.

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    Default Re: how to deal with groundhogs

    Quote Originally Posted by 67drake View Post
    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.
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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.
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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    Red face Re: how to deal with groundhogs

    Quote Originally Posted by MLB Construction View Post
    i recommend watching "Caddyshack"......that should take care of them.....or was that for gophers?
    bwahahaha!

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