Ground hog

Asked June 9, 2019, 4:38 PM EDT

How do I get rid of them a litter of 5 or 6 means more problems. Ground hogs digging under my fenced yard and living under my shed outside of the yard

Harford County Maryland wildlife

1 Response

Groundhogs can be quite a nuisance in a yard. They burrow under sheds, decks, etc., where they raise their young. Take a look at our fact sheet on dealing with nuisance wildlife. On page four there is a list of options for controlling groundhogs. https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/wildlife/HG90%...
You can hire a licensed nuisance wildlife control cooperator to live trap a groundhog. They have access to professional baits/lures and the equipment required to do the job. If you intend to live trap a groundhog, call the Maryland wildlife nuisance hotline at 1-877-463-6497 for more information and assistance.

Christa