Gah! Groundhog eating my porch!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Uzuri, May 9, 2009.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I let the stupid bugger live there because he was at least better than a skunk or raccoon, but he's outstayed his welcome now.

    He's facing a trap and some shotgun pellets in the near future, but I need to do something to keep him off the wood in the meantime. There are a lot of country types around here, so I figured I'd ask--anyone here know a flavor groundhogs don't like? I thought hot sauce, but then read from someone who kept the things as pets that hers sought that stuff out and gobbled it--I don't want to season the porch :p
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Gosh I know you can buy a spray to keep cats away from things. Maybe a feed store would know.
     
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about borax powder.sprinkled under the porch?
    it keeps ants and roaches away.
     
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I had the problem too. Ground hogs will run off the skunks! Anyway, I went to a lawn and garden store and bought a small bottle of fox urine and sprinkled that around the porch. That took care of the problem but could create another one. It may actually bring in a real fox to see who the other 'ghost' fox is. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    They have pest repellent stuff at Lowes it's made out of black pepper oil I think, and it lasts about a month before reapplication according to the bottle. Dunno if it actually works, but I doubt it would attract foxes [​IMG]
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
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    I had the problem too. Ground hogs will run off the skunks! Anyway, I went to a lawn and garden store and bought a small bottle of fox urine and sprinkled that around the porch. That took care of the problem but could create another one. It may actually bring in a real fox to see who the other 'ghost' fox is. [​IMG]

    Anybody else wonder how they get that stuff??? [​IMG]
     
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:Anybody else wonder how they get that stuff??? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Just make sure you don't spill it! My DH has bottles of nasty stuff downstairs that is used for fishing or hunting. I can smell an open bottle.[​IMG]
     
  8. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I know how you feel. When I lived in Ga a few years back I had a groundhog problem too. It made even more problems when it had babies. Then I had them under both my sheds. >.<
     
  9. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Ah, predator scent, I'll have to give that one a try. I think I'd rather have foxes than pay through the nose for something that turns out to be snake oil (unless groundhogs don't like snake oil [​IMG] ). Yeah, bad experience with commercial repellents here in the past, can you tell? [​IMG]
     

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