New Jersey Groundhog Control
Famous for predicting how much longer winter will last, groundhogs are furry and adorable– but not always welcome. At best, annoying groundhogs dig through New Jersey grounds, gardens, and buildings. At worst, they cause expensive damage to the structure of your home.
To protect your building or business from a groundhog infestation, you need to take preventative measures. You need Viking Pest Control — the top wildlife control expert in New Jersey.
What are Groundhogs?
Groundhogs, also known by the aliases woodchuck and whistle pig, are rodents from the Sciuridae family. A grown groundhog weighs in at an average of 14 pounds and has 24 inches of length. Groundhogs prefer the central and eastern parts of the United States. This preference makes New Jersey homeowners especially vulnerable to the destruction these pests cause, explain our wildlife control experts.
Groundhogs can burrow as deep as 6 feet and 20 inches wide. If not controlled, burrowing groundhogs can cause severe structural damage to your New Jersey property.
How to Identify Groundhogs
Groundhogs can be identified by their bushy tails and big cartoonish front teeth. As members of the rodent family, they look like a hybrid between a small dog and a giant rat. Because they are solitary creatures and spend most of their time underground, you will notice a groundhog’s damage before seeing the actual groundhog, state our New Jersey wildlife control experts.
If you start to notice holes by your home or business, piles of dirt, and incriminating bites out of your plants, there is a groundhog to blame.
What Problems Can Groundhogs Cause For New Jersey Home and Business Owners?
While groundhogs are not the most aggressive New Jersey pest, they are a nuisance. Without proper preventative measures, groundhogs can cause irreparable damage.
Becoming familiar with your groundhog’s habits and whereabouts will help you implement a target control method. Our wildlife control experts explain the common groundhog grievances:
- Damage to crops
- Clawing at and destruction of wood
- Chewing through electrical wiring and tubing
- Causing harm to your home by burrowing underneath it
How to Get Rid of Groundhogs in New Jersey?
The most effective way to tackle your pest problem is by consulting with a pest management professional. There are many DIY methods on the internet, from scattering human hair to pouring ammonia on your property. However, the problem with these methods is that they are not proven to control and prevent these rodents.
Working with Viking Pest’s wildlife experts is the only option to tackle your groundhog problem humanely and measurably.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Groundhogs in New Jersey
Viking Pest offers professional treatments designed to keep groundhogs away from New Jersey. Our use of Integrated Pest Management [IPM] techniques focuses on controlling the groundhog population from the source. By leveraging our pest knowledge, we reduce damage to your health, pets, and environment.