Groundhogs/Woodchucks in Pennsylvania

Description of Groundhogs in PA

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are large rodents that can cause serious damage to your yard, shed, deck or house foundation. They live in extensive burrows that can have several openings.

The average groundhog can excavate over 700 pounds of dirt digging its burrow. Groundhogs feed on almost any vegetation. They especially love vegetable gardens.

Groundhogs are generally not dangerous unless they are protecting their young.

Groundhog breeding season begins in mid-February, soon after they emerge from hibernation. They usually have a single litter of 2-8 pups, which is born at the end of March or early April.

Problems Caused by Groundhogs

Groundhogs dig extensive burrows that can make a mess of a yard, and that can injure humans or pets who can inadvertently step in the openings.

If the burrow is located under a shed, deck, steps, or foundations, it can cause the ground to become unstable.

Groundhogs can cause expensive structural damage, especially when they dig around building foundations.

How Aaxis Can Help With groundhog or woodchuck removal

Eliminating groundhog problems begins with a thorough inspection of the burrow system.

Once all burrows have been located, we will begin implementing a groundhog trapping program. If the burrows are under a shed, deck, steps, or near a building, Aaxis Wildlife can then build barriers to prevent further encroachment.

The most common method we use is groundhog traps to remove groundhogs.

Please do not attempt to use groundhog poison to solve the problem. Other non-target wildlife may feed on the poison, and other animals can feed on dead animals that have been poisoned. Groundhog repellents are also not very effective.

Call Aaxis Wildlife at 610-247-0501 or contact us to remove groundhogs in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Call or Contact Us Today!

Call Aaxis Wildlife at (610) 247-0501 to schedule an inspection and prepare a specialized plan for groundhogs. We will discuss with you the most appropriate method based on your needs for how to get rid of groundhogs.