Articles about Groundhogs

How to get rid of Groundhogs

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In order to remove groundhogs from your property, you will need to implement an integrated control plan, which will include: trapping and relocating the groundhogs that are currently disturbing you; excluding any other groundhogs that may potentially enter your property; and preventing a general interest in your property by making it less appealing.

Information about Groundhogs

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Groundhogs (Marmota monax) are the largest rodents of the Sciuridae family, and they belong to a group of ground squirrels also known as marmots. They are solitary animals, best known for their excellent burrowing abilities. To a lot of people, groundhogs are pests, because they build burrows close to homes, eat fruits and vegetables from gardens, and chew through anything, from wood to electrical cables.

Prevent infestation with Groundhogs

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Groundhogs can be a nuisance to property owners by causing plant damage in gardens, fields and orchards, and by digging holes to create underground burrows. They also dig their burrows near structures, so this can cause foundation damage. As they remove excessive amounts of mud from under buildings, they can cause severe damage to the entire structure.

Groundhogs (Marmota monax) are the largest rodents of the Sciuridae family, and they belong to a group of ground squirrels also known as marmots. They are solitary animals, best known for their excellent burrowing abilities. Widely distributed in North America, groundhogs are also commonly referred to as: chucks, woodchucks, thickwood badgers, groundpigs, whistlepigs, whistlers, Canada marmots, monax, moonacks, weenusks, or red monks. To a lot of people, groundhogs are pests, because they build burrows close to homes, eat fruits and vegetables from gardens, and chew through anything, from wood to electrical cables.