WHAT ARE WOODCHUCKS?

Commonly referred to as groundhogs, woodchucks are short, stocky mammals with light to dark brown fur and a flat, bushy tail. They are excellent burrowers that dig extensive tunnels with multiple chambers. This digging ability can be quite problematic to the structural integrity of decks and sheds. Groundhogs are true hibernators that sleep through the winter, which led to the creation of Groundhog Day. Woodchucks are about 1-2 feet long and typically weigh around 5-10 pounds. 

Woodchucks are herbivores. They primarily eat grasses, twigs, berries, garden vegetables, green plants, and other vegetation. 

Woodchucks can be found throughout Wisconsin in fields, wooded areas, and underneath decks and sheds. With their exceptional digging ability, woodchucks create elaborate dens where they sleep, mate, and hibernate during the winter. 

The breeding season for groundhogs occurs from March to April. Baby groundhogs are born in May with a litter size of about 2-6 babies. 

Woodchuck in Cage

Don't Let Woodchucks Invade Your Home or Business!

Don't Let Woodchucks Invade Your Home & Business!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WOODCHUCKS?

Woodchucks are common throughout Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Area. Woodchucks can cause more damage to the structure of a home than any other animal. We have seen decks and sheds collapse because of their digging and tunnels. Woodchucks can also be a problem in the garden as they will eat your vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

HOW TO GET RID OF WOODCHUCKS?

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    Woodchuck Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and baits to safely and effectively remove any woodchucks from your home. Once captured, we will relocate woodchucks 30+ miles away from your residence.

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    Prevention & Exclusion

    After woodchuck removal, our technicians can seal up any openings to prevent animal entry. Exclusion and prevention are crucial steps for effective animal control. A deck trench will help keep woodchucks from digging underneath your deck or shed. 

Woodchuck in a Cage

Woodchucks are herbivores. They primarily eat grasses, twigs, berries, garden vegetables, green plants, and other vegetation. 

Woodchucks can be found throughout Wisconsin in fields, wooded areas, and underneath decks and sheds. With their exceptional digging ability, woodchucks create elaborate dens where they sleep, mate, and hibernate during the winter. 

The breeding season for groundhogs occurs from March to April. Baby groundhogs are born in May with a litter size of about 2-6 babies. 

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