What are the Benefits of Humane Groundhog Removal Services?

What are the Benefits of Humane Groundhog Removal Services?

Are you experiencing a groundhog problem in your garden? It’s irksome to see any type of animal destroy all your hard work in the garden. Although groundhogs are our friends on Groundhogs Day, we are not very happy when they take our home as their home for the other 364 days of the year. How will you go about your groundhog removal? If you believe your best strategy is to kill off the groundhogs co-habituating your property, think again. Groundhogs are very friendly creatures. They like to enjoy the sunshine and sit on fence posts. Groundhogs like to chew on wood and plants. During the night, they enjoy sleeping in burrows. They are pleasant and intelligent creatures. Killing them off your property will not deter other groundhogs from making a home out of your home.

To truly remove groundhogs from a property, what’s attracting the groundhogs to your property must be removed or concealed. It may be a fruit tree in your yard or a pile of fireplace wood. There’s something there. When groundhogs feel threaten, they know how to stand their ground, as they are excellent swimmers and climbers with good eyesight. You don’t want to be bitten by groundhogs, as they are carriers of diseases such as roundworms, and groundhogs can have rabies. To prevent groundhogs from eating, burrowing, and reproducing/hibernating on your property, you should hire a professional wildlife control company to provide you humane groundhog removal services.

What are the benefits of humane groundhog removal services?

The wildlife control technician can offer you excellent solutions to your groundhog problems by identifying how to peacefully relocate the groundhogs or help you better co-exist with the groundhogs. Depending on the time of year, different groundhog removal solutions are offered. In the spring groundhogs live in burrows. In the fall groundhogs begin to hibernate. The wildlife control technicians will have the proper groundhog removal equipment to safely stop groundhogs from digging holes in your yard and eating your plants. What are the benefits of humane groundhog removal services? Read about our groundhog removal services to learn how our humane groundhog traps, exclusion services and other groundhog removal solutions. You can count on Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to serve as your humane nuisance wildlife control company. We will prevent property damage, protect you from disease, and save you money.

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control also offers animal removal services. We can help you:

Give our wildlife control technicians a call to have any questions answered about wildlife control solutions. For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at [Direct] or go to our contact us page. We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game, and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services.

 

Groundhog Trapping in Potomac

Groundhog Trapping in Potomac

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control has been responding to calls for groundhog removal in Potomac for the past 15 years. This year they are receiving a record number of calls for groundhog trapping in Potomac. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control uses humane techniques that have been proven to work. Pest control companies in Potomac are great at taking care of bug problems but they don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. When it comes to groundhog control in Potomac Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the “go to” experts.

How To Get Rid Of Groundhogs 

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is a full service company for groundhog removal in Potomac. They do groundhog trapping in Potomac as well as exclusion and groundhog damage repair. After a few weeks of failure many of the homeowners in Potomac that have tried to do groundhog trapping on their own realize they don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. They windup calling one of the many pest control companies in Potomac instead of a nuisance wildlife control company like Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. Groundhogs are very clever animals and they survive by being cautious and constantly aware of their surroundings. Groundhog control in Potomac is not as easy as it sounds and usually requires a professional. The groundhog trapping expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control received a call last Saturday from three neighbors. These neighbors lived next to each other off of Iron Gate Road Potomac 20854. One of the homeowners has lived there for the past 20 years and has never seen a groundhog until last May. four weeks ago two of the homeowners saw six groundhogs at one time in their back yards. Instead of calling a company that provides groundhog removal in Potomac they called one of the over priced and under experienced nation wide pest control companies in Potomac that they have a monthly bug service contract with.

Be Careful Who You Hire

Needless to say the nationwide pest control company in Potomac charged all three homeowners the full groundhog trapping in Potomac price even though the homes were next to each other.  No groundhogs was trapped during the two weeks that the pest control company had traps set. The exterminator from the pest control company never re-baited the traps or moved them in attempt to trap one of the six groundhogs. The homeowners paid for two weeks of groundhog trapping. The exterminator called the homeowners at the end of the second week to advise them that they would be charged additional fees if the traps were left out.  All three homeowners said “no thanks”.

Hiring The Right Company

Groundhog trapping in Potomac is a common necessity. A homeowner around the corner advised them to call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. The next day the groundhog trapping expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control set traps with fresh bait in all three yards. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control only charged one fee which all three homeowners split since they were next to each other. The groundhog trapping expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control successfully trapped all six groundhogs by the second day of trapping.

Repairing The Damage

After the groundhog trapping was complete the groundhog expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control was able to seal the groundhog holes. The homeowner in the middle had an in-ground pool. Three of the groundhog holes were against the pool which means the groundhogs had dug tunnels under the pool. Unfortunately the pool had a small crack in the bottom and it was leaking. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control was able to pump a sealant down through the groundhog tunnel which stopped the pool from leaking. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control filled in the remaining holes and proved once again that they know how to get rid of Groundhogs. Groundhogs removal in Potomac cost homeowners millions in damage repairs each year. These damages include pools, foundations, walkways, and much more. Pest control companies in Potomac often take advantage of homeowners who don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. If you are in need of groundhog trapping in Potomac give the groundhog control experts at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at 443-417-3137.

Groundhogs Galore in New Freedom

Groundhogs Galore in New Freedom

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control receives a lot of calls from homeowners looking for groundhog trapping services in New Freedom. Some of the homeowners have had structural damages done caused by groundhogs burrowing under their fences, barns, sheds, and even the foundation of their home. One homeowner off of Campbell Road, New Freedom 17349 had a groundhog burrow down alongside a large old Douglas Fir tree that was about 25 feet away from his barn. He didn’t think much of it until the entire corner of his barn collapsed from the groundhog digging tunnels under the barn. Another homeowner off of Steltz Road, New Freedom 17349, unfortunately, had to have their horse put to sleep because the horse suffered from several breaks in her leg when she was running and stepped into a groundhog burrow. Another homeowner discovered a groundhog in her basement. Apparently, the groundhog dug a tunnel under the house and came up through the dirt crawl space. The groundhog then went through a broken window that leads to the basement and could not get back out. These are just a few of the many groundhog cases Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control encounters in New Freedom and southern York County.

The photo below was taken by a homeowner off of S. Front Street, New Freedom 17349. When the homeowner went to the basement utility room to do laundry he discovered a half inch wide by six foot long crack in the basement foundation wall which appears sometimes over a 48 hour period. The homeowner quickly went outside to see what had caused the large crack and found that a groundhog had dug a burrow alongside the foundation wall of the home. The homeowner could not see the burrow hole before because shrubs were covering it up. He took this photo after cutting down the shrubs. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control trapped and removed the groundhog and repaired the foundation wall. Most homeowners don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs. They often try to resolve the problem on their own by using products sold at hardware stores that don’t work. One such product is groundhog repellant which is expensive and has to be put down over the entire property after every rainfall. Homeowners also try to use tactics they find on the internet like putting dog droppings down the burrow hole or even urinating in the burrow hole. Unfortunately, the only thing that happens when a homeowner puts dog droppings or urine down the groundhog burrow hole is the groundhog will dig a new burrow entry hole that leads to the same tunnels under the ground that they have been using. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the leading groundhog removal company in New Freedom and southern York County. Having over 20 years of experience dealing with groundhog control they can assure you that the only way to get rid of groundhogs is by trapping or by exclusion. If you have groundhogs burrowing on your property give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [Direct] to talk to a groundhog control expert.

Groundhog Digs Into Basement in Westminster

Groundhog Digs Into Basement in Westminster

Groundhog removal companies in Westminster remain busy trapping groundhogs and repairing damages they cause do to the high population of groundhogs in the Westminster area. Despite that groundhogs have a cute friendly appearance they can cause very costly damages to homes, buildings, sheds, barns, retaining walls, roadways, walkways, and ponds. Groundhogs dig burrows with extensive tunnels and chambers between 3 and 15 below ground. Groundhogs are very clever animals and prefer to dig the entry holes to their burrows under structures such as porches and sheds to prevent rain from entering the hole. Groundhogs have also figured out that digging a hole next to the foundation of a home or building also helps keep rainwater out. The foundation wall of a home or building also provides their tunnels and chambers with the perfect support that will not collapse on them. As they dig down alongside the foundation wall they will dig their main chamber underneath of the homes concrete basement floor. Again this helps to keep the rain out of their living space (chambers) but unfortunately, over time the concrete basement floor will crack and even collapse causing the homeowner thousands of dollars in damage. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control who is the leading groundhog trapping company in Westminster received a call from a homeowner off of New Windsor Road, Westminster, 21157 on April 19th about a groundhog that was running around in their basement. This was an old stone house with a basement that had a stone floor. A few of the stones on the floor were missing so the groundhog dug a hole into the basement. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control set live capture traps and within an hour the groundhog was trapped and removed. The homeowners also had Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control seal up the groundhog’s hole and tunnel along the foundation of the home. In addition, Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control poured 8 inches of concrete on the dirt basement floor to prevent groundhogs or any other critters from getting in.

If you don’t know how to get rid of groundhogs or repair the damages caused by groundhogs give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [Direct].

How To Get Rid Of Groundhogs In Gaithersburg

How To Get Rid Of Groundhogs In Gaithersburg

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 [Direct] if you are looking for a groundhog trapping company in Gaithersburg or if you are in need of groundhog damage repair.

Groundhogs Digging Up Owings Mills

Groundhogs Digging Up Owings Mills

Groundhogs are out of hibernation and digging up yards all through Owings Mills. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the leading authority for groundhog removal in Owings Mills. Their technicians have been busy trapping and removing groundhogs and repairing the damages caused by groundhogs. Most people don’t realize that groundhogs can cause extreme structural damage to homes, sheds, barns, walkways, porches, warehouses, and roadways. Besides structural damages, groundhog burrows can cause severe injuries pets such as dogs, horses, and cattle. Many people have sustained broken ankles and legs when they don’t see the groundhog burrow as they are walking through their back yard. Already this spring Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control has received several calls from grieving homeowners that have had to have their pet horse euthanized because the horse broke its leg in a groundhog burrow while running around the property. Just last week a panicked homeowner called Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control who is the leading groundhog control company in Owings Mills because their Cairn Terrier ran down a groundhog burrow and never came out. The dog was in the burrow for 8 hours before resurfacing. Happily, the dog was only lightly scrapped up however it did have to receive rabies shots as a precautionary measure. At another property on Golf Course Road, Owings Mills 21117 a groundhog excavated so much dirt from under part of the home it caused the foundation to severely crack and caused one corner of the foundation to drop 3 inches. This groundhog had 5 entry holes that lead to an elaborate system of tunnels and chambers that spanned about 100 feet wide in all directions. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control estimated that the overall length of the tunnels was about a 1/8th of a mile. This project probably took the groundhog about a year to complete. Groundhog experts at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control have decades of experience and have never seen a groundhog burrow so large before.

The elderly couple that owned this property enjoyed watching the wildlife and would often put out tasty treats to attract the animals closer to the house. Unfortunately, this elderly couple had no idea that this cute little groundhog they had been enjoying was causing costly damage to their home. Most Owings Mills homeowners don’t know how to get rid of a groundhog or how to safely use humane live capture traps to remove the groundhogs. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the go-to groundhog control company in Owings Mills and surrounding areas. If you suspect you have a groundhog on your property or if you simply have a question give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [Direct]. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control will humanely trap and remove the groundhog and repair any damages caused by the groundhog.