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Woodchucks

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Question: 173-5201
I have some persistent woodchucks. I build some fencing that goes two feet below the ground. The area is terraced and the wood chucks still get in the garden. Any suggestions? Poisons are out of the question. Bev, Richmond, RI

Mort's Answer:
My experience with woodchucks has taught me to out smart them. They have elaborate tunnels, that have drains and other amenities. Terraces are prime targets for these wise animals. I found that the Have-a-heart traps will work, if you have patience and guile. Bait the traps with crackers and peanut butter. If your town allows transportation, you can let the animals out in the woods. Put the trap or traps in different locations at night to seduce them. Constant blocking of the holes will help discourage them but the traps are the best resolution for you.

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Question: 558-2411
How do I get keep woodchucks out of my garden? Norma, New London, CT

Mort's Answer:
You will have to acquire a Hav A Hart trap. Woodchucks are usually family oriented and may have progeny. Bait the trap with graham cracker and peanut butter. They love peanut butter. They also have very long tunnels and feed at night. Chicken wire around the garden will not suffice. They would be easier to spot if they were a burro. The cages have a trip bar that closes after the animal is in the cage. Cages should be placed at entrances to the tunnels. There is always more than one entrance. Check the state laws. You may have to get a licensed pest control company to transport the animal to greener pastures. You could also call the humane society for assistance but I doubt that they would catch them for you.

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Question: 1088-614
How do I get keep woodchucks out of my garden? Norma, New London, CT

Mort's Answer:
You will have to acquire a Hav-A-Hart trap. Woodchucks are usually family oriented and may have progeny. Bait the trap with graham crackers and peanut butter. They love peanut butter. They also have very long tunnels and feed at night. Chicken wire around the garden will not suffice. They would be easier to spot if they were a burro. The cages have a trip bar that closes after the animal is in the cage. Cages should be placed at entrances to the tunnels. There is always more than one entrance. Check the state laws. You may have to get a licensed pest control company to transport the animal to greener pastures. You could also call the humane society for assistance but I doubt that they would catch them for you.

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