Trusted Groundhog Removal by Tanuki Wildlife Control
Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are solitary animals that have the ability to dig long, complex dens underground using their powerful claws and teeth. During the day, they graze vegetation and your vegetable garden. Groundhogs can grow to be about 12 pounds and 27 inches long. A female groundhog can have between 2 to 5 young during the spring. At Tanuki Wildlife Control, our licensed and experienced wildlife control specialist can safely remove groundhogs from your property to reduce the chance of property damage to your home.
Types of Damage Caused by Woodchucks
Groundhogs aren’t considered as disgusting as raccoons or alarming as skunks. In fact, woodchucks are fairly docile animals that generally run back to their den at the first sign of danger. That doesn’t make them any less of a threat to your property. Below are the types of damage a groundhog can cause to your home:
The most significant damage can come from the burrows that they create. Despite being solitary creatures (except when they have a litter), groundhogs can create massive underground shelters that span up to 50 feet long at a depth of roughly five feet. Groundhog dens are created underneath sheds, decks, and even under the foundation of your home. This can lead to foundational issues with your home and lead to an uneven or even collapsed shed or deck. The den's proximity to your home can also create an entryway into your home.
Woodchucks mostly feed on vegetation such as grass, carrots, tomatoes, and fruit. If you're attempting to grow a vegetable garden or you have farmland, a woodchuck can decimate your crops.
In order to prevent their teeth from growing too large, woodchucks must constantly gnaw. Some of their favorite things to chew on include tree roots, decks, outdoor furniture, and wooden home siding. Their gnawing can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home.
Local Animal Control Expert in Portsmouth, RI
While woodchucks may seem harmless enough, their dens and gnawing habit can be particularly destructive for homeowners throughout Portsmouth, RI, and surrounding communities. As the area’s leading animal control company, the experts at Tanuki Wildlife Control are prepared to assist you in the removal of any woodchucks living on your property. We follow a comprehensive inspection and effective capture methods to safely and quickly remove invasive animals on your property. Contact us today to get started.