Wacky Pest Wednesday: Groundhogs

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Happy Wednesday you Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  Today, we invite you to join us, as we cover a cute, yet destructive pest: the groundhog.

Ah, the groundhog.  From a distance, they can look pretty cute and cuddly, and they even have a whole day about them!  However, despite their appearance, groundhogs can do extensive damage to your lawn and garden and to your own fingers, should you get close enough to where they can take a bite.

During the warmer months, groundhogs will spend most of their time underground—about 2 feet below the surface—in a tunnel it has dug out on its own.  Yet, they’ll come out for some food during the early morning or the late evening which is when you’ll most often see them. Their favorite food includes grass, leaves, and—well, quite frankly—anything that’s green.  Therefore, if left unchecked, you can see all the hard work that you’ve put into your garden diminish in a few days thanks to the unsatisfiable hunger of Punxsutawney Phil’s distant relative.

Now, just because they may be digging into your lawn and flower bed does not mean to grab a bb gun and go hunting.  Instead, there are multiple, humane ways that you can deal with a groundhog infestation which will cause little to no harm to the groundhog or yourself.  While you could try your hand at trapping them, our recommendation is to reach out to the professionals for safe, easy, and humane removal from your property.

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