pest control woodchuck/groundhog - Knowledgebase Question

Newfield, Ne
Question by mcfitz44
July 19, 2010
Sort of killing it. How to I keep a groundhog out of my fenced in vegetable garden


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Answer from NGA
July 19, 2010

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If your garden is properly fenced, it should keep groundhogs out. Be sure to bury the lower edge 10 to 12 inches deep into the soil to prevent burrowing under the fence. Because woodchucks are good climbers, the fence should be three to four feet high and it should be angled outward and rather loose. As groundhogs try to climb they will fall backward, which makes it hard to climb. Your local cooperative extension office may have more control options. Contact Cornell University Cooperative Extension, 309 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 / Phone: 607.272.9333. Good luck with your eradication project!

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