ground hog

Asked January 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

What can be done to control ground hogs? Are there any IPM approaches?

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1 Response

Hi:
Ground hogs can be difficult. Is this in regards to a backyard garden? The most effective ways, though not always the easiest, are exclusion and live trapping. Penn State has a fact sheet here: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uh092.pdf

Often, they have to be dealt with in a lethal fashion if they are really causing unacceptable damage.