Groundhog Control

Groundhog Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Also called woodchucks, groundhogs are a species of large ground squirrels that grow up to almost two feet in length and weigh ten pounds or more. These pests live in burrow systems and have been known to build their homes under sheds and houses. Unlike other marmots, groundhogs are typically solitary animals.

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Groundhogs are stocky and usually gray or varying shades of brown in color. Other identifying features include short and bushy tails, rounded ears, and dark brown or black paws. Their bodies are also covered with guard hairs that give the pests a grizzled look.

DIET

Known for their foraging behavior, groundhogs eat grasses, including alfalfa, clover, and chickweed. These pests can also destroy gardens by feeding root vegetables, corn, and soybeans. Sometimes they even feed on small insects, bird eggs, and the bark of trees.

HABITAT

Inhabiting much of the Eastern United States, groundhogs are usually found in areas bordering forests. They typically build their dens in fields, pastures, and wooded lots.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Woodchucks, for the most part, do not enter homes. Nevertheless, the pests do burrow under manmade structures and can cause numerous problems with their dens.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

The biggest issues caused by groundhogs result from their feeding habits. Farmers and gardeners alike detest these pests, as they eat any vegetation near their den sites. Groundhog holes can also be detrimental, causing injury to livestock and damaging equipment. Additionally, burrow systems may affect building foundations.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Homeowners can build fences around their gardens to keep the pests out. These fences should be tall and buried at least a foot underground to be effective. Placing gardens and ornamental plants away from wooded areas on properties can also keep groundhogs away.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Groundhogs are known to carry various parasites, fleas, and ticks in addition to diseases harmful to both humans and pets. While not naturally aggressive, these pests can attack when cornered or trapped. To ensure safety, contact Trutech pest specialists for all groundhog removal needs.


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