groudhogs - Knowledgebase Question

North plainfield, Ne
Question by mzonowith
March 25, 2010
how do you get rid of them?

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


There's no easy solution! Groundhogs are fearful of humans and generally cautious. To discourage frequent visits to your garden, try adding objects that will blow around in the wind, such as beach balls, party balloons, or reflective Mylar tape.

You can prevent groundhogs from entering your garden by installing a simple chicken wire or mesh fence. Make the top portion 3 to 4 feet high, and bend the bottom portion of the fence in an "L shape and extend it another 6 to 12 inches outward, away from the garden. Pin this portion securely to the ground using landscaping staples. This will discourage digging. Loosely wire the top portion to fence posts as groundhogs do not like to climb unstable fences.

Hope these suggestions help!

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