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.

Silver Spring Homeowners Plagued By Groundhogs

Silver Spring Homeowners Plagued By Groundhogs

Homeowners in Silver Spring Maryland have been plagued by Groundhogs ravaging their vegetable gardens and flower beds for many decades. Unfortunately, the damages caused by Groundhogs have evolved in the past couple of years. Companies that provide Groundhog trapping services in Silver Spring are responding daily to calls about Groundhogs digging burrows alongside and under patios, decks, sheds, concrete walkways and even under the foundation of homes. Groundhog burrows are between 3 feet and 15 feet below the ground and they will have between 2 and 5 entry holes on the surface of the ground that lead through tunnels up to 50 feet long. These tunnels lead to the main chamber where the Groundhog sleeps, raises their young and hibernates during the cold winter months. Usually, Groundhogs only have 2 holes on the ground surface in most cases but there will be more holes dug on the surface of the ground and more tunnels leading to more chambers the longer period of time that the Groundhog resides in the burrow. Many Silver Spring homeowners that have had a Groundhog problem for a long time want to know how to stop Groundhogs from digging but it’s not that simple. To do this you would have to dig up your entire yard and put down a hardware cloth that will not deteriorate or rust too quickly. Then you would have to put all the dirt back on top of the hardware cloth. Groundhogs usually prefer to dig next to the base of trees, under concrete walkways, under sheds, and even under homes. A large Groundhog dug underneath this front porch on Woodside Pkwy, Silver Spring 20910. Once the Groundhog gained access to the area under the front porch it dug down alongside the foundation wall of this home and up under the basement floor. Since the homeowner rarely used the front door this Groundhog went undetected for over a month until the homeowner went to the basement and noticed a 4 foot long deep crack in the basement floor. This crack was caused by the Ground Hog excavating the dirt from underneath the concrete floor.

A wildlife technician from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control inspected the property and gave the homeowner some expert advice on how to get rid of Groundhogs. First, Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control trapped and removed the Groundhog. Next, they repaired the entry point under the porch and then filled in the burrow hole next to the foundation of the home. Last they repaired the concrete basement floor. This project took two days to resolve thanks to the professionals at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. If you have a Groundhog problem or any other wildlife issues give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [DirectNumber]. No question is a bad question and we are more than happy to help you come up with a solution for your wildlife control problems.