They may look kind of cute, but groundhogs can cause significant damage to your yard, and anything that travels through it.
Our AAAC Wildlife Removal pros are here to help you evict your groundhogs, clean up the mess, and repair the damage. Groundhog control and removal should be initiated as soon as the animal has been discovered living in the area. Call now for a quote!
Groundhogs in the Yard
Groundhogs look for soft ground where they can build their dens, which can become quite large and elaborate. They may have five or more entrances. They usually pick open areas with a lot of vegetation nearby.
You’ll find them underneath sheds, decks and porches to the inside of your crawl space. If groundhogs dig under a structure, their tunnels can lead to serious damage, causing sagging and even collapse of the structure.
The burrows and feeding habits of groundhogs can cause significant damage to human-built structures, crops and gardens. The holes they create can be a hazard to farm animals and equipment. Since they hibernate, they may gorge on human-grown food and vegetation. They also gnaw on wood to sharpen their teeth.
Not to mention, Groundhog holes can cause you some real physical injury. No one wants to have to ice their ankle and spend 2 weeks in a brace because they rolled their ankle in a groundhog hole!
Groundhog Trapping and Removal
Blocking off their holes won’t work with groundhogs as they will usually dig them up again or even dig a new hole.
Groundhogs can be either captured and relocated or trapped lethally. The equipment required for this should be handled by a trained and certified AAAC Wildlife Removal specialist to prevent both injury and the risk of catching disease.