Homeowners deal with pests of all shapes and sizes, from insects and spiders, to rodents. One of the larger rodents commonly seen in our area are groundhogs. Also known as woodchucks, whistle pigs, or land beavers, these wildlife pests wreak havoc on local yards and gardens. Fortunately, you’re not alone in your fight against groundhogs. Raven Termite and Pest Control Pest offers pest control services in Annapolis, Baltimore and the surrounding area to eliminate your groundhog problem. Please read on for more information.

Why Groundhogs Are a Nuisance

A typical groundhog adult weighs between five and 14 pounds and measures 16 to 27 inches from the nose to end of the tail. Covered in brownish-grey fur, groundhogs dig burrows with their powerful front feet. Groundhogs raise their young and hibernate in burrows as big as five feet deep. Their large, complex, interconnecting burrows contain many entrances and exits. If the burrow system extends under a structure such as a garden shed, concrete deck or a patio, the foundation weakens causing the structure to crack or sink.

Groundhogs feed on vegetation. Unfortunately, that includes decorative plants that a property owner has planted or vegetables in the garden. If allowed, a family of groundhogs could very easily eat a garden full of food crops in a short amount of time.

How to Get Rid of Groundhogs

Because of the above factors, groundhogs are considered a big garden pest. If you notice groundhogs on your property, it is imperative to get rid of them. If you want to oust these rodents effectively, you need a professional. For pest control services in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bel Air, discover Raven Termite and Pest Control.

Raven Termite and Pest Control is a licensed pest control company with years of experience in groundhog trapping and removal. We use an integrated control plan that includes the use of live traps and repellents. All the control methods that we use are approved as safe ways of eliminating groundhogs from properties without harming the animal. After humanely catching the pests, we remove and relocate them, leaving you with a groundhog-free yard.

For fast, professional pest control services in Annapolis, Baltimore and beyond, contact Raven Termite and Pest Control to eliminate your groundhog problem, and prevent them from coming back.