Home & Lawn Pest Control : How to Kill Groundhogs


Hi, I’m Jim Harman, California pest management.
If you grew up on a farm, you probably are familiar with woodchucks, groundhogs, but
as we push more and more of our homes into the farmlands and we start making it into
our urban settings, or suburbia, we run into more and more of these wildlife pests that
were in the farms. Now they’re taking over and going into our backyards, into our backyard
gardens, our landscapes, and creating a major pest. Groundhogs are rodent pests that will
feed on almost anything. They destroy plants. They’ve been a problem for farmers for years.
Unfortunately there’s not much you can do. One product, called Ropel, which is a mothball
type of product in a long rope, you can place that around thee outside. It’s gotta be redone
every two to four months, around thee outside of the house. That prevents them from coming
up to the house, and puttin’ around your property, well, hopefully you got a small size property
’cause the stuffs not that cheap, and it still has to be redone, and you’re going to have
that smell of mothballs constantly. Now if you’ve got one on your property, trapping
is the only way really get rid of ’em. There’s a kill trap called a Shear Grip Two-Twenty.
That is one product that does work. It is a kill. It basically crushes the head as they’re
coming up out of the burrow. There’s another couple live traps. You pick ’em up and you
have to take ’em literally, other side of town. Get ’em at least five to ten miles away
from your property. Other than that, that’s the thing you really can do. Good luck.

24 thoughts on “Home & Lawn Pest Control : How to Kill Groundhogs

  1. i'm using a live trap..but the critter wont go inside…man..when i catch this evil rodent i drive it to Alaska…hes eating all my tomatoes 🙂

  2. you can snare them also, dig the hole out barely, and slip a snare in there, use a board for a trigger covering the hole.. zing.. youre getting your garden back in meat form!

  3. u want them dead ask me how i've killed 700 of them in the last 2 years alone for farmers and city folk. it dont matter where they are located i know how to rid them for good. just gotta tell me where they are located and i'll tell u the trick.

  4. Thumbs Up !! …..If you like to bring your Havahart traps out on your boat, and use them for an anchor while you catch up on a little fishin !!

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  5. near the edge of my yard (no fence) and in an open space. I want to KILL the thing or two or three because I have a large hole I don't need to step into and break my ankle.

  6. Creative and Functional! 😀 I like it! I would still prefer to just blast the motherf******s back to the creator, but whatever floats your boat.

  7. You forgot one thing, that does work and is probably very simple. Just get a rifle .177 all the way up to .25 if you wish and just blast the little furball.

  8. WEEEEELP looks like theres only one thing to do with these 8 A holes running around on my land……i guess freakin let them be… my garden is ok but those little devils im buying a paintball gun to let them know IM HERE AND WATCHING!

  9. what if you live in a city and cant shoot a gun
    i live in Winchester va small town kinda of big but im lucky enough to have an estate called SELMA so look it up if you thing im BS but idk how to get rid of them tried everything my dog even gave up on me!

  10. Here in PA we deal with woodchucks by just putting a bipod on our deer rifles and wait for them to stick the heads up out of there hole… XD

  11. So let's say I have a couple outdoor cats… Think maybe with how curious they are, these death traps might be a problem. Don't want to kill the cats since they're killing the epidemic of city mice. City, so, duh no gun. The baited trap is about the last choice then. So, what to use, and how?

  12. A groundhog has destroyed my garden, eating everything. No wonder they are called HOGS! So I got my kill trap today. The 220 mentioned in the video. I hope to come out to find a dead groundhog tomorrow morning instead of more plants gone for a change. I was so excited to have a garden finally, waiting all my life to own a home so I could have home grown veggies and this thing ruined it! I will try again for a garden, but I will be happy to see this thing dead.

  13. Would you release rats across town or 5 miles away? No! Unfortunately you have to kill them. The trap he mentions does work well

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