gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 30 16:04:08 EDT 2002
Horses have been put to death because they steeped into one of these holes
while being ridden. Can you imagine what that would do to a leg, and maybe
also the rider?
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From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Groundhogs
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 14:00:40 -0400 (EDT)
You have no idea how large a problem groundhogs are for farmers. They
ruin crops, destroy fields, and damage equipment that falls into their
Farmers will use any method at hand from gasoline, carbon monoxide, dogs,
guns, and gas bombs to destroy these pests.
I think the most popular way is the gas bomb. Block the burrows emergency
exit, place gas bomb in main burrow hole, and seal the main hole. If you
see gas coming from another hidden hole, plug that too.
It is not like they will accept an invitation to leave, and the rule of
thumb being if there is one, there is a dozen applies to them.
Mind you, most farmers have a pesticide license and they can get these gas
bombs easily. Your mileage may vary.
Canada Hardiness Zone 6a
(similar to US zone 5)
On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Mike Levine wrote:
> I'm not convinced it's the best solution either, but Chris Patterson
> mentioned relocating them a couple miles away. I thought I'd put my 2
> in that I believe a couple of miles away would not be far enough and that
> the groundhog might find its way back. Not crazy about the idea of
> them (although I'm not ruling it out). Anyway, don't worry Gordon, I
> drop mine off anywhere near Flint. It seems to have worked for now. No
> more groundhog in the yard (until the next one finds my garden). If
> has actually come up with a good way to deal with them I'd be interested.
> Mike Levine
> Ann Arbor, MI
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gordon Nofs" <gc_nofs at hotmail.com>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 11:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Groundhogs Devouring Peaches
> > I disagree on the relocation of wild animals from your place to someone
> > place so that they can share in your problems that you are trying to
> > eliminate.
> > Gordon C. Nofs
> > Flint, MI.
> > I'd relocate them a lot farther than a couple of miles away. As for
> > used a piece of melon, an apple, some broccoli, and some peanut butter.
> > Seemed to work very well though I don't know which ingredient of this
> > gourmet meal it liked the most.
> > Mike Levine,
> > Ann Arbor, MI
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: W3cmp at aol.com
> > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 9:16 AM
> > Subject: [NAFEX] Groundhogs Devouring Peaches
> > Hello all:
> > I have encountered a problem this year with groundhogs tearing
> > my peach trees to get to the fruit. They stand up and tear low lying
> > and apparently climb the trees to get to the fruit (I haven't actually
> > them up in the trees, but there have been to many branches broken off
> > torn up to be a coincidence, and one of my 10 year olds said she did
> > groundhog up in a tree). I have tried have-a-heart traps with
> > couple miles away, and a BB gun, but they now run at the first sign of
> > movement near the house. I have thought about putting D-Con rat poison
> > but I don't know if it is effective or legal.
> > Does anyone have any suggestions about how to get rid of these
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> > Thanks. Chris Patterson
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