Anyone who has a yard could possibly come in contact with a groundhog. These creatures have different names such as: woodchuck, groundpig, whistlepig, and chuck just to name a few. They are greatly known for their digging.
Groundhogs like to make tunnels (burrows) underneath the surface to live in. They use the burrows for sleeping, taking care of their young, and hibernating. The burrows usually have two to five entrances giving groundhogs means to escape from predators. They can be found up to 46ft on tunnels buried up to 5ft underground. Groundhogs are one of the few animals that has a true hibernation, so they build a seperate burrow for this purpose. There could be a possibility that other animals could reside in the same den as well.
Groundhogs are also known to dig under things like a fence, shed, a deck, or even the foundation of a home. The damage these pests can do can be a considerate amount to the property: therefore, will turn into a lot of money to get the damage fixed. There could be times that the burrows collapse and if that burrow is under the foundation of a home, then the foundation can crack.
If there are burrows in your yard or have seen a groundhog, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184. We will be more than happy to schedule an inspection to remove these nuisance animals.