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.

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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.

 

Groundhogs Are Waking Up in Maryland

Groundhogs Are Waking Up in Maryland

Groundhog Day is behind us, which means groundhogs are starting to wake up throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania. Although they don’t have their alarm clocks set for February 2nd, beginning of February is generally when groundhogs first emerge from their hibernation. You may be asking what it has to do with you, besides the early spring predictions. If you have a large property, grow a garden and notice groundhogs in February, this should definitely concern you. Let our Maryland groundhog removal experts explain why!

Groundhogs Looking for Love

As they first emerge in February, male groundhogs venture out to locate a female they can later mate with. They may show up by the female’s nest a few times “courting” her, but then they go back to hibernation because it’s too early to mate. Mating happens in early March through April, and just one month later the female gives birth to 2-6 baby groundhogs. By the end of summer, these babies are typically independent enough to make their own burrows.

Why Groundhogs Are a Nuisance

Some people don’t mind groundhogs, but for many Maryland residents, these animals are a nuisance when the choose to build a burrow nearby. It mostly has to do with where they live and what they eat. As groundhogs dig their underground tunnels, they can damage wiring, plumbing and other infrastructure. The entrances of their tunnels are basically holes in the ground, which can easily make you or your farm animals trip and break something. Not to mention that a yard riddled with holes is not a very attractive site! Groundhogs are mostly herbivores, which means they eat grass, berries, as well as whatever you are growing in your garden. Having a fenced-in garden is often not enough to protect your crops from groundhogs, because they can easily get underneath and destroy the fruits of your labor. Besides vegetables, groundhogs may also go after certain types of trees, stripping their bark at the bottom. They have sharp incisors, and the damage they cause often looks like beaver damage. Fortunately, most mature trees are usually able to recover after losing some of their bark.

Groundhog Population Boom

If you are seeing groundhogs now, in February, by the end of March you may have 8 of them instead of 2. And by the end of summer, you could have 8 different groundhog burrows on your property. Even if you don’t have a garden or trees to protect, that’s a lot of holes in your back yard! Each groundhog burrow typically has several entrances, which means several mounds of dirt on your perfect lawn. Groundhogs can also become aggressive and defensive when approached, and may even attack pets who try to chase them. The best time to contact a professional Maryland groundhog removal company is now, before the groundhogs mate and reproduce. And before you plant your garden! You can rely on Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to remove groundhogs from your property safely and humanely. Our technicians will also make sure to fill and level any existing burrow entrances, so that they can’t be used by other animals in the future. Give us a call or contact online today for professional groundhog removal in Maryland!