How do I get rid of a ground hog without using poison?


Recently I posted a question about getting rid of chipmunks chewing on my house. No luck so far (too smart for traps I guess).. but as luck would have it--- I saw a BIG ground hog in the yard the last two days run under my shed !!! Remember the movie "The Birds"? I feel like I am living a possible remake... "The Rodents" Chipmunks. squirrels & now ground hogs (or at least one). Though not a rodent, I aso have rabitts roaming about.I have 2 dogs; they are inside dogs but go out into the fenced yard frequently to play. I guess that is not scary enough to chase anything away. The dogs poop when we go for walks so it doesn't land in the yard...... Because (wait for it...)I also babysit my 13 month old grandson full time so cats (poop) I can't deal with & the LAST resort, poison, is not possible.They even have me dreaming about tunnels and burrows under the house and shed made by the 'community of critters' living and thriving in the yard. I can't imagine that there is such thing as a pied piper for rodents. (Though someone should consider creating that GREAT job opportunity).SO THERE IT IS. (the story behind the above question.)Need I say it? HELP!

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  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 27, 2019
    Hi ! You can try getting pinwheels or garden spinners ! Put the stick end 5-7 inches into the ground , near their holes or where you've seen them . When the wind blows the spinners, it cause a vibration that travels down the stick and into the ground , which rodent don't like , they should move on . Good luck !

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 27, 2019

    Try putting rat bait cubes under the porch.

  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 28, 2019

    Hi ! I am adding some pictures to my earlier response !

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 31, 2019

    We had ground hogs at my apartment complex one opening was about 5 feet from my door, they tried filling it in and stuffing the opening with all kinds of stuff, no luck. I put ferret poop down the hole and we had no more problems. Any tunneling creature is afraid of ferrets. Ferret eat them and take over the tunnel. Ferret poop is no toxic and only makes the creature relocate. Don't put just one pooper down there,pour a bunch in.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Oct 31, 2019

    Are you staying to strip the wood?

  • Gm Gm on Nov 01, 2019

    put down cayenne pepper, or mothballs. Spraying vinegar helps

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 01, 2019

    Woulld check with the closest Ferret Shelter. Not a regular shelter, regular shelters tend to euthanize the little beggars. Where do you live and I will send you locations of Ferret Shelters. I used to rescue them.

  • April Lawrence April Lawrence on Jun 28, 2021

    Dirty kitty litter down the ground hog hole worked for me.