How Can I Repel Groundhogs Naturally?

If you have a groundhog infestation on your property, there are many different ways that you can approach it. Traditionally, deterrent methods like chemical repellents and traps have been used; however, these days, many of those things are considered inhumane. As a humane alternative, natural methods of repelling groundhogs have been becoming more and more popular. Here are some ways to repel groundhogs naturally.

Ways to Repel Groundhogs Naturally

  • Spread Hair Clippings in Problem Areas

The idea behind spreading hair clippings around a mole hill is to convince the groundhogs that a human is nearby at all times and, therefore, encourage the pests to relocate. While it may seem a little odd, simply collect a bag full of hair clippings from your next haircut and scatter them where moles persist. It is a cheap, harmless, and potentially effective way to get nuisance moles to vacate. 

  • Send in the Pets

Pet urine is another great option to ward off the burrowing rodents. Groundhogs are just as afraid of dogs and cats as they are of people. By having your pets urinate near active groundhog burrows, the overwhelming ammonia-like stench will likely force the critters to leave.

  • Consider Using Castor Oil

Certain oils produce pungent and aromatic scents that rodents find putrid. Castor oil is one such scent that groundhogs strongly dislike. The best part is that you only have to use a small amount; just mix a few drops of castor oil with water in a spray bottle and spray the mixture in areas of your property where moles are present.

While the above methods may prevent groundhogs from infesting your property, they are rarely effective at removing the pests once they’ve nested or preventing the property damages they can cause. To put an end to a growing groundhog infestation, rely on the wildlife control experts who have the expertise and experience needed to remove groundhogs in ways that are both safe for your property and the animal.

Repel Groundhogs Naturally with Critter Control® of Pittsburgh

If nuisance groundhogs are infesting your Pittsburgh-area yard, rely on the effective and affordable groundhog removal services provided by the licensed, trained, and experienced technicians at Critter Control® of Pittsburgh. Our wildlife removal experts are highly trained and equipped to remove and repel groundhogs naturally with our safe, humane, and environmentally friendly groundhog control methods. We can even implement preventative measures that will evict the unwanted pests without disrupting your yard or the plant life on your property.

To schedule an inspection of your property and receive a free estimate for our groundhog removal services, call Critter Control® of Pittsburgh today at 412-767-4067.

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