While a woodchuck may seem like a harmless animal, its burrowing habits often spell danger for humans. The way it burrows and feeds itself can cause extensive damage to farms, orchids, buildings, as well as widespread destruction to crops such as alfalfa, soybeans, beans, squash, and peas. Over the years, several techniques have been used by people to eliminate woodchucks. Some of them have worked and others have failed. In this article, I will tell you of three easy ways to eliminate woodchucks.
1. Fencing: Fencing is one of the easiest ways of eliminating woodchucks. However, your fences need to be very high, certainly no less than 3 feet long. Woodchucks are good climbers and if the height of your fences is too short, they can easily scale it down. The fences should be made of heavy poultry wire or 2-inch (5-cm) mesh woven wire. Also, you need to prevent them from burrowing under the fence. To do this, make sure that you have buried the lower edge of your fences to at least 10 to 12 inches under the ground.
2. Frighten them: If you don’t want to fence off your entire cultivation area but still want to eliminate woodchucks, you can frighten them by using devices such as scarecrows and human effigies. These frightening devices will give you temporary relief from woodchucks.
3. Get a fresh apple from the market. Then slice it and leave the slices on a plate in your room. After 2 or 3 days, the slices will become brown and dry, and the fresh scent of the apples will eliminate woodchucks from your room.
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