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Should you be alarmed if there is a groundhog on your property? While humans and groundhogs can often coexist, sometimes a single groundhog can become a big nuisance. If you found a groundhog living under your deck, destroying your garden or scavenging through your trash, Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control can help with groundhog removal in Maryland. We use effective and humane methods to remove groundhogs in Rockville, Bethesda, Annapolis, Potomac and many other suburban and rural areas in Howard County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County and throughout Maryland.
The most effective solution to a groundhog problem is to use live capture traps. We typically place 2 to 6 traps depending on the size of the property and the number of pest animals. The traps are placed in a strategic manner and baited with lures that are specifically designed to attract groundhogs and not other animals.
When groundhogs dig under porches, sheds or crawlspaces, it may be necessary to use exclusion techniques as well as trapping them. Exclusion techniques include the installation of barriers above and below ground to prevent groundhogs from reentering the area. We install impenetrable and effective exclusion materials that are designed to be inconspicuous and fit with the exterior of your home. Once we remove all the nuisance groundhogs from your property, we’ll make sure to fill their borrows to discourage other animals from nesting there.
"Thank you for removing the groundhogs that caused my front steps to collapse. Your crew was professional, courteous and they did a great job rebuilding my steps, they look great!"
-Mrs. Janice Johnston, Germantown, MD
Groundhogs live and spend most of their time in dens under the ground. If you see a groundhog entering the space underneath your deck, porch or shed, it likely has a den entrance under there. A single den can have multiple entrance and exit points, and the ones under man-made structures offer groundhogs additional protection.
A groundhog under your Maryland deck or shed is a dangerous neighbor. First of all, it’s digging activities are extensive and could potentially compromise the entire structure. Second of all, groundhogs are known to gnaw on wood, chew on underground electrical cables and excavate large amounts of dirt. They can cause significant damage to both your home and local infrastructure, so don’t delay calling an expert if you see a groundhog under your deck.
Groundhogs don’t always bother your house, sometimes they are happy living in your yard or on your farmland. However, you shouldn’t be happy about that. A groundhog in your yard will make multiple holes big enough for you or your farm animals, such as goats or horses, to injure themselves if they step into one. Groundhogs will also gnaw on fruit trees and can break into your fenced-in garden to munch on the leafy greens. And let’s not forget that groundhogs can be rather viscous when provoked, and give you or your pet a nasty bite.
Trapping, removal and exclusion are the only sure ways to solve your Maryland groundhog problem.
Did you know that groundhogs are good climbers and swimmers? However, they prefer to stay on or below ground despite having this wide range of talents. Their under-ground den layout, in fact, is rather impressive and each burrow leading to the den chamber can extend up to 50 feet. Imagine if all these tunnels are underneath your shed or next to your home’s foundation! This kind of digging can lead to serious damage.
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Montgomery County Wildlife Removal: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.
Howard County Wildlife Removal: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Wildlife Removal: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.
Frederick County Wildlife Removal: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.
Anne Arundel County Wildlife Removal: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Baltimore County Wildlife Removal:Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Harford County Wildlife Removal: Bel Air (21014, 21015), Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Havre De Grace (21078), Pylesville (21132), Jarrettsville (21084) and more.
We service Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Delaware in addition to the counties listed above.