Groundhogs are enthusiastic burrowers. The tunnels they leave in their wake can interfere with your irrigation, destroy your electrical wires, and even obliterate your foundation. They’re a nuisance pest that can disrupt your root systems and landscaping. These are hungry creatures that will annihilate your vegetable garden in under a day. Leave them to their destructiveness, and you’ll soon face an entire family of them in the spring when they give birth.

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 services 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.

One groundhog is almost always followed by more, so call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to nip the problem in the bud. As specialists in Maryland fauna, we have the skill to handle removal quickly, effectively, and compassionately. Call us at (443) 903-2368.

Groundhog Removal Options

If you’ve noticed groundhogs in your garden or home, it’s time to consider professional relocation supported by humane traps. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control will handle the problem kindly, quickly, and permanently. Our live-capture traps are treated with bait that only appeals to groundhogs, so there’s no risk of trapping other creatures. We choose the least invasive option at our disposal, including exclusion strategies that encourage groundhogs to leave at their own volition. This way, we can minimize human interference in animal lives.

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 our groundhog removal services are complete and we remove all the nuisance groundhogs from your property, we’ll make sure to fill their borrows to discourage other animals from nesting there.

When we remove your groundhogs, we make sure you never have to call us again by installing underground boundaries against reentry. If you’ve already rid yourself of rodents and need to repair the damage they cause, you can count on us. We’ll see to collapsed structures and track your groundhogs accurately.

If you have any questions, we’re always happy to discuss what we do, so call us at 443-903-2368.


“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

Groundhog Under Your Deck or Shed

Don’t wait till the groundhog causes thousands in damage—contact us for help today!

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 entrances 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, its 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 a Jessup wildlife removal expert if you see a groundhog under your deck.

Groundhog in Your Yard, Garden or Farm

Groundhogs eat most farm vegetables and can destroy your small garden in one sitting.

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 vicious when provoked, and give you or your pet a nasty bite. Mount Airy wildlife removal services can prevent this from happening.

These Methods Won’t Help

  • Trying to bury the groundhog’s burrow entrance will only aggravate the animal.
  • Blocking all entrances to the burrow will lead to groundhog making new ones.
  • Building fences to protect your crops is not effective, as groundhogs can climb.
  • Scare tactics like smelly repellant may cause the groundhog to relocate but not far enough.

Trapping, removal, and exclusion are the only sure ways to solve your Maryland groundhog problem.

Trust Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control for Groundhog Removal

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control covers the entire Maryland region as well as Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. We’re well-acquainted with local biomes, so we bring a unique level of skill and knowledge to each home we serve. We’re fully licensed and insured in all the regions we cover. If your problem is an urgent one, we’ll arrive quickly and address your problem straight away.

After a successful removal, we work towards the most compassionate outcome possible. We release our relocated animals back into the correct ecosystems in the wild. Release isn’t a simple process—some animals are protected, hurt, or endangered. Some can’t be trapped without up-to-date permits. It’s best to hire a professional animal control service, so count on Mid-Atlantic to deliver a lasting and kind solution. Contact us today.