Groundhogs generate a great amount of damage in the area due to their large size. They create large burrow openings and long burrows. Groundhogs can be a huge problem in yards, around homes, and in fields and gardens. In order to control your groundhog problem in New Jersey, you should call us.
These large rodents, also called woodchucks, can move a lot of earth. This means large burrow openings that can be harmful to livestock and humans, damage to crops, and possibly even foundation subsidence. And, these problems are only compounded where there are multiple animals. This is where it is important to call in a professional to tackle the problem with specific traps and methods to quickly cease damage being caused and get the problem under control.
There are many species of wildlife that can call a crawl space home, but the groundhog (or woodchuck) can be a destructive rodent to have living under your house. Aside from gnawing any exposed wiring, they may also burrow under the foundation. This can cause subsidence and cracking of the foundation.
We are on call to resolve any groundhog problems that you may have around your home. We can trap and remove the problem animals around your home and develop methods for controlling populations in larger areas, such as fields.
The mounds in your yard can be caused by animals other than moles. One common animal that will cause dirt mounds is the pocket gopher. The best way to know what type of animal you have digging up your yard is to call for an inspection. We will let you know if you have moles or pocket gophers in your yard.
Pocket gophers can cause an extensive amount of damage in the form of underground tunnels and large excavations of dirt. This causes sinking in the lawn and dead grass. If left unchecked gopher populations will increase as well as the damage. Look for dead or dying shrubs and vegetation. This is an indication that gophers are present as they eat these plant’s roots. Gophers will push the soil or sod up as they tunnel through it. In dry conditions, mounds of soil will be deposited on the surface.