The Family Tree: How To Get Rid of Groundhogs, Woodchucks, Moles & Chipmunks
Just like the Griswolds had cousin Eddie, Jimmy Carter had brother Billy, and Hillary has you-know-who, you may need to get rid of wodchucks, moles and chipmunks also! Even if you have success getting rid of squirrels, these rodents represent yet another chapter in your ongoing saga! They're not all related, but they all share one thing in common: they love living off of you! Here's a few of the suburban garden pests you may encounter:
Woodchucks & Groundhogs
Woodchucks or groundhogs (whatever you prefer to call ‘em) are a bit like their wily tree-living cousins: short, hairy, and a pain in the neck. They’re not overly hardworking or industrious, the don’t dig up your yard too much or swarm over your bird feeder like a wave of hairy locusts. They’re kind of roly-poly and innocent looking. They do, however, love to eat. Your garden. Every chance they get. Fences, repellents and traps are all good ways to get rid of them without resorting to lethal chemical or other means of removing them. They really are very cute…
Moles are kind of creepy, sort of like Wind in the Willows gone bad. They have invasive-looking pointed noses and feet that turn outward with long nails for digging. There are lots of methods for getting rid of moles in your yard, including traps, repellents, ultrasonic devices and poisons. …begin by identifying which type you have and how prevalent they are and deciding what works best for you.
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