in Connecticut and other parts of the country. They can cause significant damage to lawns, gardens, and structures on a property.
Woodchucks Can Dig up Your Yard
Groundhogs are known for digging burrows with long tunnels and multiple entrances in people’s yards. In the process, they remove large amounts of soil, which can weaken the ground and can even cause it to cave in.
The holes that groundhogs leave behind can turn a yard into an unsightly mess, and they can also create a safety hazard. Holes can be difficult to see, and they can cause people and pets to trip and fall, which can result in serious injuries.
Woodchucks Can Eat Plants and Destroy Your Garden
Groundhogs eat a variety of plants, such as squash, beans, and leafy green vegetables. If you have a garden on your property, it can be an attractive target for woodchucks. They can also eat fruit from trees and other types of vegetation that you may have on your property. Groundhogs consume a surprisingly large quantity of plants every day, and they can quickly decimate a garden.
Woodchucks Can Damage Your House, Shed, Deck, or Other Structures
Because of their burrowing, groundhogs can pose a threat to structures on your property. When groundhogs dig, they use structures such as sheds, decks, and patios to provide stability for their burrows.
Their digging can undermine the stability of the supporting structure. If a woodchuck digs under your shed or deck, it can weaken the foundation, which can lead to significant problems over time. A groundhog’s digging can cause a deck, shed, or patio to become damaged and can even make it collapse.
Woodchucks can cause other problems on your property. They have teeth that are made for gnawing on objects, and they sometimes gnaw on decks and the siding on houses.
Anderson Wildlife Control Can Help You Deal with a Woodchuck Problem
Woodchucks can cause an incredible amount of destruction, and their burrowing can put your entire family at risk. If you have seen evidence that groundhogs have been burrowing in your yard or munching on vegetables in your garden, the sooner you act, the better.
Trust the professionals at Anderson Wildlife Control. We have a team of experts who know how to safely and humanely trap and remove woodchucks and other animals. Contact us today.