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.  A rodent that has its own day, these guys are members of the squirrel family, and look very cute and cuddly from a distance.  However, despite their appearance, groundhogs can do extensive damage to your lawn and garden thanks to their burrowing habits, which elevate them to pest-status.

In these hot summer months, the groundhog will spend most of its time underground—about 2 feet below the surface—in a tunnel it has dug out on its own.  During the early morning and late evening, it will come out to feed, typically on grass and any other plant it can get its paws on.  That being said, 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 relatives.

Now, just because they may be digging into your lawn and flower bed does not mean to grab that bb-gun and go hunting.  Instead, there are several, humane ways that you can deal with a groundhog infestation with no little to no harm to the groundhog or yourself.  One way to take care of them is to trap them, which entails finding their burrow, plugging one end, and leaving a cage at the other.  If you have patience, this is one way to take care of them, but a more direct and guaranteed way of removal is to contact the professionals.

For a groundhog infestation, one call to Tri-County Pest Control is all you need to right the situation.  In little to no time, we will come up with a comprehensive removal and defense strategy to reclaim your lawn, and keep future pests out.

Give us a call today to see what we can do for you!

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