Groundhogs

Groundhog Removal

Description:

Groundhogs (aka woodchucks) have a broad, flat head with small ears and eyes. They have coarse, grayish brown fur with a red cast. Their legs and feet are usually brownish black and are used for digging.

Fun Facts: 

  • Breeding Period: March - May
  • Gestation Period: 31 -32 days
  • Litter Size: 1
  • Adult weight: 10 lbs.
  • Adult height: 24 in.
  • Food: Grasses, clover, alfalfa, soybeans, peas, lettuce, apples, snails and insects 

Habitat and Habits:

Groundhogs live in open grasslands, pastures and woodlands where they burrow tunnels. The entrances to these tunnels can be identified by a large, one-foot in diameter hole with a large mound of dirt around it. The burrows contain multiple rooms used for different purposes such as sleeping, nesting, and excrement.

Common Problems:

Groundhogs will burrow under decks, porches and sheds for shelter causing erosion around support beams, concrete foundations and slabs.

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271.

To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

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