PEST CONTROL TIPS

What's the buzz?

2010-12-20

Ground Hogs, cute and comical or a destructive menace?

...Once their powerful front claws start digging, a single groundhog can produce tunnels up to fifty feet in length and up to five feet underground. Ground hogs can be very problematic. They feed on your landscaping and your garden, and they can cause great damage to your home or outbuildings by weakening foundations with their elaborate tunnel systems.

Prevention is the key to dealing with groundhogs before they decide to make your backyard their home.Groundhogs are attracted to the edges of woodland next to open areas. They also love to burrow under rocks or tree stumps covered by shrubs or bushes.


If you have firewood stacked by an outbuilding or overgrown brush on your property these things may attract a ground hog. Clear away any debris. Keep grass cut short around your home and outbuildings.If ground hogs are a known threat, you may even want to bury fencing around the perimeters of buildings to keep them from tunneling onto your property. Prior to planting your garden, you may want to surround it with wire fencing at least three to four feet high and one foot underground.


Whirling pinwheels and aluminum pie tins strung up on wooden stakes keep groundhogs from approaching. If a ground hog has already begun to tunnel on the premises, it can quickly become a night mare.In order to rid a property of ground hogs it is vital to identify the main tunnel from which the others branch off.It is also important that the trap be placed strategically and the right bait be used.Call Cato Termite and Pest Control if your ground hog problem seems too big to manage with out a professional. Cato will assess your situation and handle the infestation professionally and efficiently.

PEST CONTROL TIPS

What's the buzz?

2010-12-20

Ground Hogs, cute and comical or a destructive menace?

...Once their powerful front claws start digging, a single groundhog can produce tunnels up to fifty feet in length and up to five feet underground. Ground hogs can be very problematic. They feed on your landscaping and your garden, and they can cause great damage to your home or outbuildings by weakening foundations with their elaborate tunnel systems.

Prevention is the key to dealing with groundhogs before they decide to make your backyard their home.Groundhogs are attracted to the edges of woodland next to open areas. They also love to burrow under rocks or tree stumps covered by shrubs or bushes.


If you have firewood stacked by an outbuilding or overgrown brush on your property these things may attract a ground hog. Clear away any debris. Keep grass cut short around your home and outbuildings.If ground hogs are a known threat, you may even want to bury fencing around the perimeters of buildings to keep them from tunneling onto your property. Prior to planting your garden, you may want to surround it with wire fencing at least three to four feet high and one foot underground.


Whirling pinwheels and aluminum pie tins strung up on wooden stakes keep groundhogs from approaching. If a ground hog has already begun to tunnel on the premises, it can quickly become a night mare.In order to rid a property of ground hogs it is vital to identify the main tunnel from which the others branch off.It is also important that the trap be placed strategically and the right bait be used.Call Cato Termite and Pest Control if your ground hog problem seems too big to manage with out a professional. Cato will assess your situation and handle the infestation professionally and efficiently.