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Groundhog Removal in Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover

Groundhogs are a very common nuisance wildlife in the Richmond metro area. These large ground squirrels are known for digging extensive tunnels underneath decks, porches, and sheds, and alongside home foundations. Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks or whistle pigs, and these rodents often raid gardens for fresh vegetables. If you have begun noticing large, extensive burrows in your yard, contact the experts at Critter Authority today for groundhog trapping and removal services in the Richmond, Henrico and Hanover area.

Groundhog Burrows

groundhog hanging out inside summer yardGroundhogs are infamous for the damage they can cause with their extensive burrows. Groundhogs mainly live underground inside their burrows, which are equipped with several different living, sleeping, and waste chambers as well as multiple entrances. Groundhogs will often dig out their dens underneath porches, sheds, and decks or alongside home foundations, which can weaken these structures and lead to foundation cracks. In addition, an abundance of groundhog burrows in your yard can weaken the ground above, creating a hazardous environment in your yard. Groundhog burrows can be from 3 feet to 6 feet deep in the ground, and their tunnels can range from 50 to 100 feet long.

Do Groundhogs Carry Rabies?

Groundhogs are mammals, so they do possess the potential to transmit rabies, however, this is rare. Still, treat any groundhog scratch or bite as a potential rabies exposure. Groundhogs can carry other diseases too, like tularemia and leptospirosis. Groundhogs also carry fleas and ticks, which can infest your home and spread their own diseases, like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme Disease

Groundhog Trapping and Removal in Richmond

groundhog raiding garden to eat fresh pepperGroundhogs are a dangerous and destructive critter to have digging in your yard, so if you have groundhogs on your property in Richmond, Hanover, or Henrico, contact the groundhog trapping and removal experts at Critter Authority. Trying to trap groundhogs yourself isn’t advisable, as groundhogs are extremely clever critters and cannot be trapped easily. Thankfully, our team of licensed experts is well-trained and well-experienced in groundhog trapping, so we can promptly remove these rodents from your property.

How To Get Rid of Groundhogs Under Shed

Groundhogs are notorious for digging their burrows underneath yard structures like decks, porches, and sheds. If you have a groundhog digging underneath your shed, contact the experts at Critter Authority. Not only can we safely trap and remove this nuisance critter, but we can also provide you with exclusions and other preventative measures to keep groundhogs from returning to your property in the future. 

Groundhog Removal Cost

The cost to trap and remove groundhogs is variable, based on several factors including the amount of groundhogs on your property, the location and size of your property, the amount of traps needed, etc. That’s why we start our groundhog removal process with a FREE inspection, so one of our technicians can thoroughly inspect your property and give you an estimate based on your exact needs. Call us today to get started at (804) 492-2804!

Groundhog Prevention

groundhog nibbling on yard grassThe best way to deal with a groundhog infestation is to prevent one from happening in the first place. That’s why Critter Authority offers preventative groundhog services in Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover. Mesh wildlife barriers are often the best prevention for groundhogs. These barriers, typically buried deep in the ground to prevent the groundhogs from digging underneath them, can be installed around critical points on the property, like around gardens and trees, and underneath decks and porches. Contact us today to get started with a FREE estimate at (804) 492-2804!

Best Groundhog Trapping and Removal Near Me

Groundhogs are highly destructive critters, known for digging extensive burrows in yards, undermining the stability of structures like decks, porches, sheds, and even home foundations. These clever rodents are also known for raiding gardens for fresh vegetables, and they are notoriously difficult to trap for the inexperienced. Don’t waste time and money trying to catch a groundhog yourself, leave it to the experts at Critter Authority. Our team of experts has years of experience dealing with trapping and removing groundhogs, so trust us to get the job done right. We offer FREE estimates, so contact us today to get started at (804) 492-2804!

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