Are You Having Groundhog Problems at Your Home?
SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated provides exceptional groundhog removal and prevention services to help eliminate the problem in an effective, humane and efficient manner.
Groundhogs are usually active during the daytime, in which they can eat your crops, further ruining your gardens or landscape. These mammals hibernate and when they wake in Spring they enter breeding season. The female gives birth to 2-6 young. The babies nurse for about six weeks before moving out to find their own den. If you have a groundhog you should try to humanely remove it immediately as if they burrow under your home or deck this can cause some damage. They will often chew through electrical wires and irrigation systems that may be in their way which can end up costing you.
Our professionals at SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated can assist you with your groundhog control problem. We will come to your home or business and provide a consultation for your unique groundhog removal issue. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry regulates rehabilitation of wildlife and groundhogs must be humanely removed and relocated. SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated only conducts humane methods, in accordance with Ontario rules and regulations. Once we’ve identified the general whereabouts of your groundhog and what kind of damage it is causing, we will select the best control method. The most common method is with a live groundhog trap. the animal is baited into the trap with vegetables, once inside they are relocated to a suitable area a kilometer from your home. To avoid another animal using the burrow it is recommended to have wildlife prevention services on your property to prevent any further digging and unwanted guests.
Like all wild animals they can be a carrier of many different parasites including worms, fleas and ticks.
Groundhogs also known as woodchucks are strictly vegetarians and are classified as a pest because of their habit of digging and eating crops. Groundhogs being diggers, dig tunnels and burrows underground, which they use as a home to live in and raise their young. The burrows can sometimes have up to five entrances. These burrows can be built under decks, buildings or near homes.
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