Groundhogs in Ann Arbor

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are fairly common in the Ann Arbor area. Many homeowners have reported groundhogs causing property damage similar to that of moles—often in the form of an entrance to a burrow. These medium-sized critters are actually a member of the rodent family, closely related to ground squirrels. For effective and professional groundhog removal in the Ann Arbor area, contact Critter Control today! Visit our online contact form to leave us more information on your groundhog issues.
Groundhog/Woodchuck removal in Ann Arbor

These short, squat animals are slow, awkward runners, but the claws on their front paws make them exceptional diggers. Groundhog dens can be very deep, large, and may contain dozens of feet of tunnels, leaving your property susceptible to collapse and damaged trees. Because the majority of their food sources are outside, groundhogs usually have no reason to get inside homes. Thus, the majority of their damage is outdoors. Some common issues related to woodchucks include:

  • Crop and garden damage
  • Compromised building and other structural damage

Keeping Groundhogs Out

  • Keeping groundhogs out may require any combination of methods such as wire mesh fences. Fences are effective in keeping groundhogs off your Ann Arbor garden and lawn.
  • If you do decide to install a fence, be sure that it is buried a minimum of a foot underground and make sure it has overhangs at the top to keep groundhogs from being able to climb over.
  • Electric fences can also be helpful if necessary to keep stubborn and determined groundhogs away.

Trapping and Removal

Since groundhog burrows are complex and have more than one entry and exit, traps should only be set by trained groundhog removal professionals like those at Critter Control of Ann Arbor. Woodchucks aren't known for being aggressive toward humans, but they have been known to bite or scratch when they feel threatened, so please don't attempt to get rid of groundhogs yourself. We are the experts when it comes to Ann Arbor groundhog removal, offering safe and fast groundhog control!

Keep groundhogs away by calling our office today at 734.449.5858 or contacting us online!

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Groundhogs are fairly common in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area. Trust Critter Control of Ann Arbor to safely keep groundhogs off your property long-term, and call today for fast groundhog control that works!
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