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 ArborThese 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

  • Prevention methods like wire mesh fences can be used to effectively keep groundhogs away from gardens and lawns.
  • Fences should be buried at least a foot underground and have outward-facing overhangs at the top to prevent the animals from burrowing underneath or climbing over.
  • In some cases, it may become necessary to run the electrified wire around the perimeter of fences.

Trapping and Removal

Since groundhog burrows have multiple entrances and exits, traps should only be set by trained groundhog professionals like those at Critter Control of Ann Arbor. Although woodchucks do not actively attack humans, they may scratch or bite when cornered or threatened, and residents should never attempt to handle the animals. Critter Control wildlife experts are trained to safely deal with nuisance groundhogs and fully equipped to handle groundhog trapping, removal, and control operations within the confines of the law.

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