The Groundhog, also known as a Woodchuck or Whistle Pig is a member of the squirrel family.
The groundhog is one of a small number of species that have grown greatly in numbers since the arrival of European settlers in North America, since the clearing of forests provided it with much suitable habitat. It prefers open country and the edges of woodland.
Groundhogs are excellent burrowers, using burrows for sleeping, rearing young, and hibernating. The burrows generally have two exits, and the groundhog rarely ventures far from one of them for safety.
A Wildlife Control Team professional can determine if you have chipmunks based on visual identification, damage, and droppings. Trenching can then be used to keep them from burrowing around foundations, sidewalks, porches, and retaining walls. Any holes in foundations or woodwork will be sealed with mesh to keep them from entering the home.
While preferring to flee from would-be predators, the groundhog is known to viciously defend its burrow when invaded by predators such as skunks, foxes, skunks, weasels or domestic dogs. It can inflict quite a bit of damage with its two large incisors and front claws, especially when the predator is at a disadvantage inside the burrow.
This is one of the few mammals that enter into true hibernation. A single litter is born in the spring with an average of six pups. With an average groundhog's lifespan from three to six years. This can add up to alot of damage.
We can effectively trap and remove groundhogs from your property, don't wait until it's too late.
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