Woodchucks are large rodents with healthy appetites, so beware if you have an outdoor garden or crops. Mostly, they are avid burrowers, so they can cause problems to your home's structure and foundation. They can also cause injury to anyone who has the misfortune of stepping into one of these burrows. Fortunately, Critter Control of Kansas City is here to help. We will get them out & keep them out!
Getting Rid Of Woodchucks
Woodchucks (aka groundhogs) are able to cause a significant amount of damage to homeowners' yards due to the burrows that they dig. As soon as you start noticing these burrows in your yard, it likely means that a woodchuck is not far away. Call Critter Control of Kansas City right way — our technicians are experienced and ready to take care of your woodchuck problem. Some of the methods that we will implement to keep them away are:
- Wire mesh fencing
- Fence buried deep so groundhogs can't burrow underneath
- Electric wire
- Habitat modification
Common Woodchuck Problems
Woodchucks can bring a variety of problems to homeowners, such as:
- Severe damage to farms, gardens, and vegetation
- Tunneling under lawns and landscapes
- Burrowing activities wreak havoc on building foundations, roads, driveways, lawns, and embankments.
- Attacks against humans are incredibly rare, but can occur. They must be treated as an indication that the animal is rabid.
Trapping and Removal
Since the burrows that groundhogs make 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 of Kansas City's wildlife experts are trained to safely deal with nuisance groundhogs and 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 Critter Control of Kansas City today! (913) 912-8985Request a Quote