Groundhog Removal

At first glance, groundhogs may be cute little animals, but don’t be deceived by their innocent looks because these animals are as destructive as they come. Also known as woodchucks, groundhogs are renowned diggers, and they instinctively create underground tunnels by ferociously digging with their small feet. With their aggressive nature and tunneling ability, these small mammals will certainly cause serious damages to your property. 

What damage do groundhogs cause?

Groundhogs are rodents and are known to be herbivores because they feed on a variety of plants, but these small mammals will also snack on insects and grubs. For groundhogs, their favorite pastime activity is digging and creating massive underground tunnels, and they are excellent at doing this.

These tunnels groundhogs create are one of the major problems associated with these creatures, they will tunnel through your lawn and ruin your landscape design. They will tunnel through your garden and destroy your plants. 

As herbivores, they cause very significant damage to gardens as they will eat mostly vegetables, grasses, legumes, and fruits. With their voracious appetite, only one groundhog will cause significant damage to a garden. The tunnels they create will expose the roots of crops, combining this with the attack on the plants, a blooming garden will quickly wither and die.

The intricate network of underground tunnels they create can compromise the foundation of a building especially if the tunnels are too close to the foundation. And unfortunately, groundhogs prefer digging close to buildings and structures. Groundhog tunnels are mostly found under decks, porches, and sheds. Besides compromising the integrity of foundations, these underground tunnels can also attract other animals and insects to your property. 

Groundhogs may not pose a serious health risk to humans, but the tunnels they build are dangerous. Tunnels built under the lawn can cause serious damage when walked over either by humans or pets. Groundhog damages are not insignificant, and these animals shouldn’t be living on anyone’s property. If you suspect that groundhogs may be on your property, do not hesitate to give us a call. At Frank’s Wildlife Removal we are dedicated to bringing the best and most effective solutions to your wildlife problems. 

Trapping and removing groundhogs

To safely handle and remove any form of wildlife, it’s important that you understand the habits and lifestyles of the animals. This will give you insights into the best ways to approach certain situations. Since groundhogs have an aggressive nature, dealing with them requires a great deal of care. We strongly advise that you do not attempt to catch and remove a groundhog yourself.

Groundhogs are rodents, and rodents are generally smart and fast, plus they are equipped with a set of sharp teeth that they do not hesitate to use. Groundhogs can bite and they do bite, therefore you need to leave this to professionals. Our team of wildlife removal experts at Frank’s Wildlife Removal will attend to your groundhog problems following the steps below;

First, we conduct a careful inspection of the site to determine what we are up against. Intimate knowledge of the problem helps us determine the best course of action. 

Next, is the exclusion. To exclude groundhogs, we use traps and baits to capture them. But this has to be done strategically because these creatures are smart and tend to ignore traps. 

Also, finding the appropriate bait for groundhogs can be a challenge due to their long menu list. A second groundhog exclusion method is the use of a one-way exclusion device to safely exclude the animal. 

This is done by installing a steel screen around the perimeter of the affected area and leaving just one opening for the animals to leave. A combination of these two methods can also be used to get a more effective result. Once the groundhog is successfully captured, we proceed to relocate the animal and clean up the area. To learn more about groundhog trapping and removal visit at

Why hire groundhog removal experts?

Frank’s Wildlife Removal experts are well-versed in the process of safely trapping and removing a wide variety of nuisance wildlife including groundhogs. Basic groundhog removal follows the same process as excluding some other mammals. However, every animal problem is unique, therefore, our animal exclusion plans and processes are usually created to properly solve the particular problem we’re working on. 

Because animals can be unpredictable and pose health risks, even the more docile creatures can become violent and a bite from these wild creatures can cause a serious health problem. Groundhogs are certainly aggressive and will not hesitate to attack when they feel threatened or cornered. You should also know that these mammals have a very wide menu, they can eat anything from different types of plants to insects and grubs. 

Therefore, setting a trap can be very difficult because you have to remove other food sources for the trap to effectively attract them. And they become insanely aggressive when trapped, which is why they should be handled by professionals. 

Call Frank’s Wildlife Removal for Groundhog Problems!

If you live in Michigan and find yourself with a groundhog problem, give us a call today at (810) 691-4967!


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