If you can control its source of food and deprive it of its shelter, a groundhog may move away.
Applying liquid repellent to whatever the groundhog is eating or granular repellent near the area where it is wreaking havoc can prove effective in some cases.
If a groundhog has taken up residence in your yard, cages are still your best bet to rid yourself of the rodent. You can rent some at our head office store
If you choose to go that route, we recommend using peanut butter, lettuce, carrots, sweet corn, and peas as bait, in addition to an apple wedge to prevent the animal from becoming dehydrated. Following capture, the groundhog should be moved at least 15 to 20 km away before being released so as to avoid its return.
We recommend filling in groundhog burrows after capture to prevent another from settling in.