Are groundhogs bad for your property?
Correspondingly, is it bad to have a groundhog in your yard?
A groundhog's, or woodchuck's burrow are holes with large piles of dirt at the entrances and are a nuisance and can be dangerous. A groundhog's tunnels are very large and have many chambers which are invasive to your lawn and garden. So basically, they love to set up around your garden's fence or a farm's field.
Secondly, are groundhogs good for anything? Woodchucks may not appear useful to humans, but they have their own place and identity in the ecosystem and should be accepted—and respected—for that alone. They provide food for coyotes, foxes, weasels, badgers, hawks, and eagles.
Furthermore, what do you do if you have a groundhog in your yard?
Groundhogs like to keep the openings to their burrows near places of cover, like thick brush and tall grasses.
- Maintain your yard regularly and clean up piles of leaves, sticks, and wood.
- Keep your grass cut short.
- Trim back bushes and shrubs so that their leaves aren't too low to the ground or thick.
What are groundhogs scared of?
Groundhogs do not like people, and sometimes the smell of humans is enough to scare them away. You can sprinkle human hair or throw old clothes and shoes around the garden as repellents.