Eliminating Groundhogs

mrsbeasley(4a Northern Ont)May 3, 2013

My 10 acre field is overrun with Groundhogs, They make mounds so high the mower gets hung up on them. This year they gotta go, so my intent is to find ALL their entrances, and then eliminate the groundhogs.

I would like to make smudge sticks or smoke sticks, stick them down the known holes, and mark where the smoke comes up. I have a quantity of tent pegs with bright orange tape tied to them at the ready, and my plan is to watch the field for smoke, and go to where the smoke is exiting the ground and mark it.

Can anyone advise me on how to make a stick that makes very visible smoke.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Once you identify the holes what is your plan for eliminating the groundhogs?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 12:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Why not just drop a lit firecracker down the hole and wait for them to come up? Then you can take care of them. Sorry not meaning to offend anyone.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 9:40AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Toronto cold alert deaths vs Vancouver palm trees
Cold can hit the west coast an throw snow on the palm...
Plant Nurseries in Canada disappearing?
I had bookmarked years ago something that lists all...
Brampton Hardiness Zone
Hello all, Is anyone of you expert on Hardiness Zones. Could...
very good price for seedling heat mats
Home hardware has the 10" x 20" seedling...
Help Me Please Identify Unknown Plant
Hi, there is an unknown plant growing in my garden....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™