I've got two access holes (about 6 or 7 inch diameter) leading under my
trailer. Finally saw a woodchuck, or groundhog, crawling under the trailer.
I'm not all that pleased with the idea. How to take care of the critter?
Living in a mobile park, firearms, handguns, grendades, dynamite, and
anthrax spores are discourged. Though, high power lasers may be acceptable
if used during the daytime.
If you catch it under the trailer, see if you can find someone that
owns a dachshound <sp>, they are one of the best dogs that can chase it
out and be right behind it, or, there is some stuff at most Co-OPs
called Havoc I think,
pronounced that way anyway, after they eat it, they'll die then slowly
dry up, walla, no smell, also, I've had good luck with hedge apples
thrown under my house for just about any creature, they all hate the
decomposing of them.
Wishing you luck.
Get a couple of pieces of wood to block the holes and watch the yard for
your little herbivore to be grazing. Quietly sneak around and block the
holes, holding the wood in place with a large stone or diagonally placed
stick. They are fast critters in spite of their bulk and quickly spooked so
On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:37:08 GMT, "Stormin Mormon"
I had the same problem. I am not sure if it was a woodchuck or what
it was, but something dug about 6 holes under my steel skirting. I'd
fill the holes with dirt and a few days they would be open again. I
finally went and bought a few bags of ready-crete, and filled the
holes. It took 2 weeks to find another hole, so I just filled that
one too with cement. It's now been 5 weeks and no more holes.
(I also tossed some rat poison under the trailer). This also stopped
the mice I kept getting in the house.
If I have to, I will fill every hole till there is cement all the way
around the house. !!!
I was thinking gravel, but that is probably too easy for the critters to
move back out. Hmm. Concrete -- pour it into the hole, in powder form, and
follow it up with a pitcher of warm water? I like the idea. Very good, sir.
On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 17:01:19 GMT, "Stormin Mormon"
That should work. I mixed mine in a pail, but I had quite a few holes
to fix. Try to be sure the critter is out from under there first.
With the number of holes I had, I filled all of them but one. I left
one of the larger ones and jammed wood against it with a small stick
to hold it in place. If the critter was on the inside it could push
the wood away, but from the outside the wood (being against the
skirting) would take more work to remove. I waited a day and the wood
was still in place so I cemented that hole. Because that hole was
large, and to keep all the cement from going under the house, I jammed
a piece of scrap tin into the dirt along the skirting.
By the way, for whatever this matters, the large hole was under my
We can get smoke bombs here, too. I've also got a volunteer fireman next
door. I'd be thinking more like a flex hose from the auto exhaust. Either
get em out, or maybe they will have a major carbon monoxide headache?
Farm and garden places some times have smoke bombs. I'm thinking concrete
and a pitcher of water will attract less attention.
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