Groundhogs can live on your property for a number of reasons. An obvious reason is food source and or shelter. Groundhogs will live almost anywhere, including underneath inground pools, sheds, decks and even in your crawspace.
A groundhog is a large, stocky rodent covered in long, thick fur. It has a squirrel-like face with large black eyes and an inquisitive expression. Groundhogs stand out for their wide, bushy tails and large claws. Goundhogs typically stands about two feet tall. Its tail can reach 10 inches. Most groundhogs weigh 13 to 17 pounds. Their burrow systems leave behind excavated earth and holes that can be hazardous to farm animals and equipment. As rodents, groundhogs also gnaw on wood to sharpen their teeth, which leads to ornamental shrub damage. Since groundhogs gorge themselves during summer and autumn to store fat for hibernation, infested gardens may experience devastating losses. Additionally, groundhogs can carry diseases, such as tularemia and rabies, and serve as hosts to botflies, mites, ticks, fleas, and lice.
Pro Trap will inspect your home to find any groundhog entry points – such as any holes, crevices, or gaps that are large enough for groundhogs to enter. By removing the places groundhogs have to find shelter, rest, hide, or build nests and rear young, they cannot survive and will look elsewhere. We also install exclusion barriers around the areas where they have entered to keep them out.