Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks and whistle-pigs, are rodents that are members of the marmot family of large ground squirrels. They roam the country, wreaking havoc in their wake. By nature vegetarians, they are content to feed on the remnants of fruits and vegetables in your flower and vegetable gardens, as well as on the remains of fruits and vegetables in your refuse. Additionally, groundhogs feed on grubs, insects, snails, and other small animals, wreaking havoc on lawns. They prefer loose soil and will happily live beneath your deck, shed, or shrubbery, occasionally venturing out onto your property to graze on the vegetation. Lawrence Pest Control offers a professional groundhog removal service. We are conveniently based in Kansas City, KS.
Groundhogs are food for predators such as coyotes, foxes, weasels, bobcats, hawks, eagles, and owls. They breed in March and April and produce litters of two to six pups, which leave the burrow at 5-6 weeks of age and establish their own home, generally dispersing in July and August.
Groundhogs burrow beneath porches, decks, sheds, and crawlspaces, as well as in the soil. Their dens are identifiable by the large earthen mounds formed by the burrow hole, which can be the size of a baseball or larger. From November to March or April, they hibernate, frequently in a separate winter burrow dug beneath the frost line in a wooded or brushy area.
Groundhogs should always be trapped and disposed of. Because all warm-blooded animals are possible carriers of rabies, the law requires groundhogs to be euthanized. Please contact us today to learn more about our services.
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