How to Keep Groundhogs Away: A Step-by-Step Guide

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are a common nuisance in many yards and gardens. They can cause extensive damage to plants and property, and can be difficult to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to keep groundhogs away from your yard. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to keep groundhogs away.

Remove Food Sources

Groundhogs are attracted to yards that offer easy access to food sources, such as gardens and compost piles. To keep them away, it is important to remove any potential food sources from your yard. This includes removing any fallen fruit or nuts from trees, keeping compost piles covered, and removing any weeds or other vegetation that may be attractive to groundhogs.

Install Fencing

Fences are an effective way to keep groundhogs out of your yard. The fence should be at least two feet high and buried at least six inches into the ground in order to prevent the groundhog from digging underneath it. It is also important to make sure the fence is made of a material that the groundhog cannot chew through or climb over.

Use Repellents

Repellents can be used as an additional measure for keeping groundhogs away from your yard. Repellents come in a variety of forms including sprays, granules, and ultrasonic devices that emit sound waves that repel animals. It is important to note that repellents should only be used as a last resort if other methods have failed as they may not be effective in all cases.

By following these steps, you can effectively keep groundhogs away from your yard and protect your plants and property from damage. While it may take some time and effort, the end result will be worth it when you have a beautiful yard free of pesky groundhogs.

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