Most homeowners in Gaithersburg don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs and at this time of the year, groundhogs are defiantly out of hibernation and on the move. Some of the females that had a late litter last season let their young stay and hibernate in their den through the winter however it is now spring and these females are kicking their offspring out on their own. This means that the offspring have to find their own territory and make their own dens. Thousands of backyards across Gaithersburg are prime real estate for groundhogs to set up their territory and make the perfect den for them and their young. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the leading groundhog removal companies in Gaithersburg. They use humane groundhog control techniques and live capture trapping. They offer top-rated wildlife exclusion services to evict unwanted groundhogs and seal up potential entry points to prevent future damages. Last week a homeowner off of Diamond Drive, Gaithersburg 20878 contacted Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control because they discovered two groundhog holes in their backyard. One groundhog hole was in the far end of the yard under a large evergreen tree and the second hole was up against the foundation wall of the house. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control inserted a remote camera in the hole that was against the foundation wall and discovered that the groundhog had just started digging under the concrete basement floor of the home. Luck for the homeowner no extensive damages were done yet. According to Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control groundhogs always have at least two holes that lead through tunnels up to 50 feet long. These tunnels lead to chambers that the groundhog will use for different things. One chamber will be used as a toilet and another will be used for resting or sleeping, and if a female lives in the den, then she will have another chamber that she uses to feed and raise her young in.
Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control trapped and removed the groundhog then dug a ditch around the foundation of the home and installed corrugated steel to prevent groundhogs from damaging the foundation in the future. The first photo above shows this groundhog exclusion project after the corrugated steel was installed before all of the dirt was put back. The photo below shows the project in the finishing stage. Notice you cannot see the corrugated steel. The tunnel that the groundhog started to dig under the basement floor was filled with concrete to prevent water from accumulating under the foundation of the home and to prevent the basement floor from cracking or collapsing. Call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control at 866.784.8058 if you are looking for a groundhog trapping company in Gaithersburg or if you are in need of groundhog damage repair.