Re: [gardeners] OT -- GRUMP!!

David G. Smith (
Fri, 09 Apr 1999 20:38:45 -0400

Here are some things I've heard recommended:

Hav-a-hart (?) traps -- my brother-in-law says he's caught quite a few that
way.  He recomends peanut butter for bait, and touch the trap as little as
possible so it doesn't smell like people.  He stores his outside.

Wrist-rocket and steel pellets -- same b-i-l claims good results.

Sulfur candles -- I've never seen these but I gather you cover all the
openings but one, light the candle and throw it in, then cover the last
hole.  Maybe not a good idea under your house!

Poison -- also maybe not good under your house.

A dog may scare them off, even if it doesn't catch them.

Good luck!

David Smith

At 02:19 PM 4/9/99 -0400, you wrote:
>And I have a family of groundhogs underneath our backporch...washer, dryer,
>bathroom, pantry out there.  It's built on blocks.  If we don't get them
>out of there they will undermine it.  The ground is already laced with
>tunnels - I stuck a hose down there yeasterday to see.  About 12 feet of
>Any ideas?  dynamite is out, also bazookas, grenades...all the things which
>are effective on groundhogs, the most stupid and persistent animal alive.
>At 08:12 AM 09-04-99 -0600, you wrote:
>>Everybody better stay out of my way today.  Paper is late, dog says it's
>>here and he's lying.  Open the sliding glass door on a blizzard.  Damned
>>calender says it's April 9, but who ever heard of "for April blizzards, may
>>come your way..."  Got the aches and the garden isn't planted.  All reasons
>>enough for grumping.  Margaret L