Well, if this little cuddly animal occurs in your garden it means you are the lucky owner of a healthy garden!!! The groundhog prefers well-drained soils rich in organic matter that harbors big colonies of earthworm. People don’t like groundhogs because of those unsightly hills occurred in the middle of the garden.
However, it is not justified to label the groundhog as a pest.
How to get rid of groundhogs
By bio methods. We do not agree with all kinds of traps, rings and other mechanisms mounted in galleries that are designed to kill the groundhogs.
There are modern methods of removing groundhogs such as repellent tablets and rags soaked in oil or turpentine.
If you don’t find turpentine (which is obtained from coniferous) you can place fir-tree in tunnels – the groundhog can’t stand the smell of fir.
You can try lavender flowers too but castor oil or castor granules are the most effective. Insert them into the groundhog tunnel and water the area a little.
Prepare a solution of castor oil and water in equal parts and pour it inside the tunnel.
Always leave a way out untreated with any repellent to let them escape. Otherwise they’ll get stuck in the garden.
Repeat treatment several times to get the best results.
Plants such as Crown imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) keep groundhogs away and do not forget the ultrasound devices that repel groundhogs.
We hope this natural methods will help you get rid of groundhogs in your garden. If you were successful in removing them, please share this article with your friends!