What gets rid of groundhogs?? - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Hopatcong, Ne
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Question by fashion128
May 26, 2010
I need to know how to keep the groundhogs away from my garden. It's fenced in, but they still manage to get in and eat everything. What REALLY works? I've heard everything from rat poison to pepper & garlic around the garden. I hate to admit it, but killing it WOULD be sweet revenge! I JUST WANT TO EAT MY VEGGIES!!!

Answer from NGA
May 26, 2010
The woodchuck, or groundhog, is a member of the squirrel family. No poisons or poisonous baits are registered for woodchuck control so you'll have to rethink your strategy. Wire fencing will help keep woodchucks out of nursery areas and small gardens. Bury the lower edge 10 to 12 inches deep in the soil to prevent burrowing under the fence. Because woodchucks are good climbers, the fence should be three to four feet high. Your local cooperative extension office may have more control options. Check the following website for the office near you: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/count...

Good luck with your project!

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