Groundhogs in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

Groundhog Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

What Should You Do If You Have An Issue With Groundhogs?

Despite groundhogs seemingly harmless natures, like most wildlife, they can actually do quite a bit of damage to your property. The main damage comes from their burrowing. Groundhogs use their burrows to sleep, raise their young and hibernate for the winter. These burrows can have up to five different entrances and be 45 feet in length and five feet deep. Groundhog burrows can pose a threat to crops and even the foundation of buildings. Most groundhogs prefer rural, farm locations, but their burrowing has been known to sink farm equipment and even lead to farm animals breaking their legs and getting hurt from falling on the dens.

How does Summit Wildlife Removal Get Rid of Groundhogs?

Groundhog removal can be fairly simple as long as it is done properly with attention to detail and maintenance. Groundhog removal is especially successful when the food source is eliminated, but it can be difficult because the groundhogs are herbivores and will eat a variety of different foods. Groundhogs can be difficult to trap, they will only enter traps that are hidden or disguised well and don’t look like traps. While groundhogs seem to have a calm demeanor, they will thrash and become aggressive while they are in the trap.

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Be sure to check your local trapping laws and legal requirements as they may differ from county to county (think Fredericksburg vs. Fairfax). In some locations, trapping and relocation may not be an option. The safest method of removal is to contact a qualified professional to take care of the groundhog problem. Our Wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely catch and remove troublesome groundhogs from your property. 

What are the Most Common Diseases Spread by Groundhogs?

Groundhogs are known carriers of rabies and tularemia and are also a host for parasites, like ticks, fleas, mites which can transmit a number of diseases as well.

What are Some Preventative Measures I can Take?

Knowing what kind of wildlife issue you are experiencing is always a great first step in fixing your groundhog problem. You have to be sure it is actually groundhogs and not moles, voles, or even a skunk. Here are a few great preventative tips that may help:

  • Get your home inspected by a licensed wildlife specialist
  • Seal entry points (be sure that all wildlife is gone)
  • Get professional-grade repairs done
  • Groundhog exclusion

What are the Fees Associated with Groundhog Removal?

The price associated with groundhog removal is variable. Luckily, Summit Wildlife Removal offers free estimates to our customers.  We will come out, inspect, and provide you with an estimate that solves your groundhog issue.

Why Should I Address My Groundhog Problem?

Groundhogs dig in the soil near foundations, decks, porches, compromising the structures.  The longer time they are left unattended, the more damage will be caused.  As soon as you recognize an issue with groundhogs, make a call to your local wildlife removal company (like Summit)! 

Contact your local Groundhog Removal experts, Summit Wildlife Removal, for service in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.

You can contact us online or give us a call at 703-884-2124 to schedule your estimate today!  Our customer service team is standing by 24/7 to book your appointment! 

Contact your local Wildlife Removal experts, Summit Wildlife Removal for Groundhog Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.

Contact us online or give us a call at 703-884-2124 when you need our services. For dog or cat issues, contact your local municipal animal control office.

 
 
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