Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks or whistling pigs, are members of the squirrel family and are the bane of many a gardener. Groundhogs like almost every type of green plant imaginable! Their diet consists of grasses, clover, garden vegetables, leaves, twigs, apples, berries, and dandelions. In your garden, the groundhog will seek beans, peas, herbs, strawberries, pansies, and impatiens. They can decimate a garden while voraciously feeding during the summer and fall seasons.
Groundhogs are solitary and herbivorous animals. They live in burrows underground and are hibernating mammals. Their burrows can have more than one entrance.
How to locate groundhog burrows:
You can easily identify their burrows by the mounds of excavated dirt alongside entrances. Groundhogs will create tunnels and burrows throughout your yard and garden, as well as under decks, sheds, patio slabs and rock walls. In order to reduce the chances of having to deal with groundhogs, clear areas that have tall grass, tall weeds or brush piles; these will only serve as cover for them, from which they can launch attacks upon your garden. These timid animals may never take up residence near your garden in the first place if sufficient cover is lacking.
How to identify damage from a groundhog:
Since you won't often catch them in the act of devouring your garden, it may be difficult to identify a groundhog as the culprit. You may want to look for tracks left behind by the culprit ravaging your gardens. Curved claws on their front paws make for easy burrowing. Groundhogs have four toes on the front foot and five on the back.
How to spray BOBBEX-R to deter groundhogs:
Bobbex-R Animal Repellent is a foliar spray. Apply directly on the leaf and stem of the plant. Peripheral spraying of your garden may help to keep the groundhogs out. When a burrow is found, spray around and into the hole to deter the groundhog from using the burrow. BOBBEX-R Animal Repellent is all natural, environmentally friendly, and will not harm humans, pets, birds or aquatic life. Most importantly, it will not wash off!