[NAFEX] Would CO2 Be Organic to kill ground hogs?
tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Feb 5 12:33:23 EST 2004
What about plain old CO2 (carbon dioxide) for killing ground hogs?
CO2 is very natural thing, and can be bought in the form of a fire
extinguisher. They no longer use CO2 for fires as it suffocates people as
well as fire, so there must be lots of old extinguishers around.
If you charged the burrow using an old CO2 extinguisher it should smother
CO2 is heavier than air and will force air out, as it fills the burrow to
the brink, and will stay settled in the burrow filling every nook and cranny
of air space.
If that is not an organic solution nothing is. You can make CO2 with
vinagar and baking soda, or buy it in a frozen form (dry ice), or as a gas.
So it is readily available if you cannot find an old CO2 extinguisher and
someone to keep it charged for you.
Hardiness Zone 5b
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