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Question: 665-5111
We have a rather large critter that is burrowing under the garden. It appears not to be moles. How far do they travel and will it harm the shrub that it is digging under? Ann, Preston, CT

Mort's Answer:
It could be a wood chuck or a skunk. Skunks look for grubs and woodchucks for hide outs. If you live near woods. It is more likely to be a wood chunk. They will travel 50 to 100 feet or more in their tunnels. Either animal is likely to have young. Hav A Hart traps are very effective in capturing these good size critters. You will need a large trap and some graham crackers with peanut butter to arrest the scoundrels.

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Question: 716-1112
We have a critter under one of our shrubs. What is the best way to remove it? Ann, Preston, CT

Mort's Answer:
Hav-A-Hart traps are the best and most effective means to capture critters large and small. You will need a larger trap for wood chucks. You can usually determine the size of a true critter by the size of the opening of the hole. All critters cannot resist peanut butter on a graham cracker. You need not play FM music. Check with your municipality regarding regulations for transporting these unwanted visitors.

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