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
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.
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.
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.
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!