Have you ever noticed how flexible groundhogs are? Even large groundhogs can squeeze through openings that often seem too small for their bodies; yet they still accomplish it somehow. If you’ve spotted groundhogs under your deck, then don’t panic: there are ways to remove them safely and humanely. Here’s 3 of our favorite methods
Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, Caster Oil
One of the easiest ways to shake them from their new home is by filling it with scents they hate. Groundhogs don’t like the smell of garlic, cayenne pepper, or caster oil; therefore, try mixing some garlic powder with some cayenne pepper and spreading the combination under and around the perimeter of your deck.
Predator Urine (A.K.A Commercial Repellent)
Groundhogs don’t want to live somewhere that they deem to be dangerous. What spells danger to groundhogs? The animals that hunt and eat them of course! Foxes, coyotes, and bobcats would all love to feast on a tasty groundhog, and groundhogs know this. Rather than go hunting for bobcat urine, just buy commercial groundhog repellent–predator urine is what makes up their core ingredients.
Fill Their Holes w/ Water or Repellent
Rather than try to seal the many holes that might be gracing your yard, focus on filling them with water and/or repellant. Kitty litter soaked with dog urine can work wonders. You can also try using ammonia as well.