how best to deal with a burrowing critter
September 29, 2010 8:37 PM Subscribe
how best to deal with a burrowing creature (don't know what kind) that is threatening my new trees?
posted by hollyanderbody to home & garden (5 answers total)
While planting, I stumbled upon the 3-way intersection of underground tunnels created by some sort of burrowing creature. I immediately gave it the "giant destroyer" poison gas treatment. Following the instructions, I lit the fuse, put it in the tunnel, then covered the opening with a flat rock. (As I did this I wondered if blocking the opening might hinder the combustion) the next morning, I lifted the rock and the hole was filled with dirt, as if it was never there. I dug it out again, and found the incompletely burned gas thing. I did it again with the same result. I'm very concerned because a few years ago, I planted some aspens, and they all died, due to burrowing critters.
what should I do? How can I deter them in the future? Any advice will be appreciated.