GROUNDHOGS

Identification

  • Size: Adults are typically 15 to 35 inches 

    Colour: Varies; dark brown, black

    Droppings: Round pellets, usually found in seperate chamber in burrow

    Reproduction: One litter is usually 4-5; babies usually born sometime in April to May

FAQ

  • 1.

    What should I know about groundhogs?

    • Groundhogs are also known as "Woodchuck".

    • They live in burrows in pastures.

    • Groundhogs will usually enter hibernation by October.

    • Their eyesight is excellent at long distance.

    • They are excellent swimmers and climbers.

  • 2.

    How do I know I have groundhogs?​

    • Visual indication of their activity on your property.

    • Burrows (tunnel-like channels) visible from ground level, usually you'll see some sort of dirt splash, as with many other animals that dig.

    • The openings to burrows are typically 20-30 cm.

    • They are mostly active early morning -late noon.

  • 3.

    How do groundhogs impact my property?

    • They can cause damage to the garden or nearby green vegetation; and forage crops i.e. clover.

    • Uncontrolled presence of groundhogs, may become into a nuisance. 

    • Vacant burrows can be used by other mammals, i.e. rabbits, mice, voles, skunks.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent groundhogs from invading?

    • Fill holes, or discourage wildlife from continuing to enter by other means of landscaping.

    • Consider wildlife proofing.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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