How to get rid of animal in flower bed?


I have a huge hole in my flower bed and i don't know whats in the hole i want to get rid of it and how do i do this with out buying a trap? help

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 16, 2018

    it could be squirrels or chipmunks here are some ideas

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  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Sep 16, 2018

    If it's a really big hole my guess would be a groundhog. There would be another entry or exit somewhere too. If you've never seen the critter I'd try filling it in and see what happens. If you're lucky it's moved on. If not they are difficult to get rid of. We used hav-a-heart traps and relocated ours. Groundhogs can dig tunnels that go quite a distance and are huge. The cement floor of our shed is broken due to groundhog tunnels under it.

    Our dogs have kept us groundhog free for several years now but I see them in our neighbors yard. I have no idea how to chase them out. Water doesn't work, nor will smoke. I've placed large rocks over their holes and found the rock moved, not dug around actually moved. Good luck.

    • Maria Stuck Maria Stuck on Sep 16, 2018

      Ty I’ll look into this. I do believe it’s a woodchuck??? I was thinking of filling it in with cement

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 16, 2018

    Try feeding it elsewhere will leftover veggies and scraps. When I have smaller holes in my gardens, I put down mouse traps bailed with peanut butter by the holes. The snap doesn't hut or catch them, but scares the bejesus out of them and they don't return for a long time. Perhaps a rat trap that it larger will scare away a woodchuck or ground hog. My chipmunk even destroyed his own hole after springing the trap.

    • Maria Stuck Maria Stuck on Sep 16, 2018

      good idea I’ll go out to the store and put a bunch of them by the hole !!!! Ha h ah a serously I really love your answer here.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 16, 2018

    Maria, it worked for me with smaller critters, you never know, it may work with the larger ones. I only have trouble in my front yard, we have a chow-chow that dislikes anything other than us and the other dogs in the back yard and is on watch 24/7 for critters. We know that our neighbors shed right by our fence has a very large critter under it and we have never seen it in our yard, only the house behind her.

  • Joy Rush Joy Rush on Sep 17, 2018

    I learned a couple of years ago my 4" size holes had toad frogs living in them!

    These are actually good for your flower bed! They eat the bad bugs that kill you plants or rather them. It's a win win!