How to Effectively Deter Groundhogs from Your Property

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are a common nuisance in many yards and gardens. They can cause damage to your property by digging burrows and eating plants. Fortunately, there are several methods you can use to deter groundhogs from your property.

Create a Barrier

One of the most effective ways to keep groundhogs away is to create a physical barrier around your property. This can be done by installing a fence around the perimeter of your yard or garden. Make sure the fence is at least two feet tall and buried at least six inches into the ground. This will prevent groundhogs from digging underneath it and entering your property.

Use Repellents

Another way to deter groundhogs is to use repellents. These products contain natural ingredients such as garlic, peppermint oil, and castor oil that have been proven to repel groundhogs. You can spray these repellents directly onto the plants or around the perimeter of your property. Reapply the repellent every few weeks for best results.

Employ Natural Predators

A third way to keep groundhogs away is to employ natural predators such as owls, hawks, foxes, and coyotes. These animals will naturally hunt and eat groundhogs, keeping them away from your property. You can attract these predators by providing food sources such as bird feeders or small ponds with fish in them.

By following these tips, you can effectively deter groundhogs from your property and protect it from damage caused by these pesky critters. With a little effort and patience, you can keep your yard or garden safe from these furry intruders.

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