Woodchuck
Woodchucks under your deck or shed? You’ve come to the right place to solve your woodchuck problems. Critter Control uses more than one approach to humanely remove and exclude woodchucks from your home and property. Call your Critter Control today for effective woodchuck control and removal services.

Woodchuck Removal

Overall, the process for removing woodchucks is simple, but it does require a strong attention to detail and constant maintenance. The main key to trapping woodchucks is the removal of their food sources which is often difficult due to their diverse diet as herbivores. Also since they are naturally curious and suspicious, traps need to be camouflaged while bait needs to be fresh. This adds to the complexity of woodchuck removal. Once a woodchuck is trapped it becomes incredibly aggressive, as it snarls and thrashes about wildly in the trap.

Woodchuck Damage

Groundhog attacks against humans are incredibly rare and must be treated as an indication of rabies.

For the most part, groundhog damage is limited to properties like:

  • Farms
  • Orchards
  • Gardens
  • Lawns

The rodents are responsible for significant losses of crops, such as soybeans, peas, carrots, lettuce, alfalfa, apples, and flowers.

Burrowing activities wreak havoc on:

  • Building Foundations
  • Roads
  • Driveways
  • Lawns
  • Embankments

Farm equipment and livestock can also become damaged or injured by obscured burrow holes.

Keeping Woodchucks Out

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 be necessary to run electrified wire around the perimeter of fences.

Woodchuck Facts

Woodchucks, otherwise known as groundhogs can be found living throughout North Carolina and the Triad region. They often find habitats in forests, deck patios, sheds, gardens, and other areas surrounded by wood or brush. Woodchucks can be infected with rabies, and any of their bites must be considered a possible exposure to the rabies virus.

Get Rid of Woodchucks

Since groundhog burrows have multiple entrances and exits, traps should only be set by trained professionals. 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 are fully equipped to handle trapping, removal, and control operations within the confines of the law.

We can help you get rid of woodchuck problems.  Call today: (336) 895-1993 in Winston-Salem & (336) 306-8944 in Greensboro.

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