Maryland and Delaware
Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are furry little burrowing animals. Unfortunately, even the most adorable and friendly-looking animals can be a nuisance to homeowners and their property. Their burrowing habits may be cute, but as natural diggers, groundhogs are known to burrow in different areas on residential properties. This can create an unattractive and messy lawn at the very least, and can affect your home’s utility and plumbing lines if the burrowing becomes significant enough. This can be a real problem for homeowners in Dewey, Lewes, Millsboro, and other parts of coastal Delaware.
Groundhog holes are quite sizable and are typically difficult to miss. There will typically be roughly 5 holes spread throughout your yard. These holes are the entrances into the groundhog’s network of tunnels. Not only are these holes an annoyance and eyesore on your lawn, but they can also be dangerous. Horses can break their leg if they step into one, and if dug under your home, groundhog holes can undermine your foundation.
Groundhogs are not only invasive, but they can be highly persistent as well. You can remove or eliminate groundhog attractants like tree trunks and yard debris, but this often only proves to be a temporary solution. Repairing the damage done in your lawn isn’t a permanent fix, either, as it is more of a “treatment” than a cure. In the past, we have seen homeowners attempt to fill in a groundhog’s holes, only to find fresh new holes dug out the very next day.
The only true method of removing a groundhog from your property is to trap and relocate it. These traps are set carefully so that the groundhogs will not pick up, and there for be deterred by, the scent of humans. The bait used to lure the groundhog is placed in a way that allows the groundhog to enter the trap completely, preventing him or her from wiggling out or escaping.
We believe every animal has a right to live, and because of this, we reserve any lethal method as a last resort. If you need a groundhog removed ASAP, then don’t worry – Bay Area Wildlife provides 24/7 emergency groundhog removal services. Our team is standing by to help you in any way they can.
If you’re having issues with a troublesome groundhog, don’t pull your hair out, just give us a call. We have been involved in countless groundhog removals over the years, and possess the skills and experience necessary to ensure your groundhog problems are a thing of the past. Don’t let a groundhog tear your yard up, call our team, and let us take care of the problem for you.
The groundhog is a very common animal in North America, yet despite their prevalence, many people know very little about them. We just wanted to take a little bit of time to offer up some of the FAQ’s we get from people with a groundhog problem.
There is no difference! Groundhogs and woodchucks are the same. It’s just two different names. Another common name we hear a lot is “Whistlepig”. No matter what you call them, if you’ve got problems with marmots digging in your lawn, we can give you a hand.
A quick Google search will reveal a whole host of groundhog repellents, but the truth is none of them are effective. Whether you use mothballs, coyote urine, or anything in between, we think you’ll be disappointed with the results. The only proven method of removing a groundhog is by live capture.
Groundhogs carry no known diseases that can easily be passed onto a human, but that doesn’t mean they don’t carry any risks. Like most other animals, groundhogs can carry many parasites and worms. These parasites and worms can infect any domestic animals that come into close proximity with a groundhog.
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