• Hometalker
Asked on Jul 10, 2018

What's the best way to remove groundhogs without shooting them

Mac6231RedcatcecJoy Elizabeth


5 answers
  • Rebecca Balent
    on Jul 11, 2018

    If you find out, let me know. They are the bane of my existence
    • Rebecca Balent
      on Jul 14, 2018

      Tried the trap. Caught 1, then was left with the issue of getting rid of it. In my county, I had to get a certified trapper to take it. It cost me $100 and he told me, by regulation, he had to eliminate it. Kinda nullified the whole have-a-heart trap purpose.
  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Hello Gru and Rebecca

    Recently I have seen the havahart trap work capturing a groundhog at a government building where I volunteer at. It may be an option you wish to consider. Here’s a link with more information.

  • Joy Elizabeth
    on Jul 11, 2018

    We have caught 3 groundhogs that moved in under our house with the havahart cage. Our home was overgrown for many years before we purchased it so it was a ground hog paradise! We always caught them within a day, and my husband just freed them in the woods on his morning commute.
  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Hi Gru,

    We had them and finally got rid of them by taking away their living quarters and food, they left.

    They were under our deck and we closed off their hole (old downspout drain), then they burrowed into the garage and got blocked out of

    there. They returned to eat the cucumber vines, we caged the vines and no more critters.

    Our fix is probably temporary at best, but it all we got.

  • Mac6231
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Buy a coyote.

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