Maryland Groundhog Removal

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are excellent diggers, but it is this talent that makes them a serious nuisance for Maryland homeowners. Residents throughout Maryland, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Sudlersville, and Columbia, know the damage that burrowing can cause — tearing up lawns or destroying utility and plumbing lines. Make no mistake, groundhogs have no place on your property — cute as they may be. 

Call us at 443.282.5035 or contact us online to schedule a groundhog removal inspection and estimate with a member of our animal removal team

How We Handle Your Groundhog Problem

We begin the groundhog removal process with a thorough inspection of your home. Our local experts look for all the entry points used by the groundhogs, existing damage, and additional issues caused by their presence. After an inspection, we give you an estimate detailing the work needed to remove the groundhogs and reinforce the exterior of your home, including:

  • Exclusion — setting traps for the groundhogs, removing them from the property, and relocating them to a spot at least five miles away.
  • Trap maintenance — checking each trap for groundhogs and activity. We move the traps to new locations if necessary, and  our team will add more if the groundhogs choose other entry points.
  • Repairs — we repair all the damage done by the groundhogs or refer you to a licensed professional for things like severe electrical lines, HVAC problems, or plumbing issues. 
  • Fortification — we fortify your home against further infestation, closing all entry points, and using durable materials that groundhogs cannot chew or burrow through.

Ask a Maryland groundhog removal specialist at K.P. Wildlife for more information on our trapping and relocation process. 

Reviews from Satisfied Customers

Monica W. says:

“Kevin and Mike were dedicated to resolving my problem. Their customer service was exceptional and they provided daily follow up until the job was completed. I highly recommend this company and will be a repeat customer, should a similar issue arise.”

Groundhog Removal in Your Yard

Don’t let groundhogs take over your property

As mentioned, groundhogs are burrowing animals, meaning they make their homes underground. Residents throughout Maryland might have groundhogs in their yard and never actually see the animals themselves. Instead, you will see varying forms of yard damage — usually holes spread around the property.

These holes are more than just an eyesore — they can also be a tripping hazard. Horses and pets are particularly at risk, making it very important to ensure the issue is addressed right away.

Groundhogs are persistent animals. There are a number of groundhog repellent and poison products on the market, but none of them work as advertised. They either don’t work or provide nothing more than a temporary fix. The only proper way to permanently rid yourself of groundhogs is to work with a Maryland groundhog removal company.

We set traps near the entrance holes of the colony, use bait as needed, and sanitize your yard to prevent further infestations. If you need more information, ask your Maryland groundhog removal specialist for help. 

Groundhog Removal Around Your Deck, Shed, or Porch

Be aware of the hidden issues caused by groundhogs

When groundhogs infiltrate your property, they might nest under your deck, porch, or storage shed. When the ground is too hard for burrowing, groundhogs will take shelter where it is dark and quiet. You may not notice the groundhogs because they will avoid you. Plus, you are likely not checking under the shed, deck, or porch regularly. 

You may notice damage around the support posts of these structures. If there is a random hole along the edge of your storage shed, that is likely where the groundhog gets in and out. 

We set traps at the entrance created by the groundhogs, and our groundhog removal experts relocate the animals to a safe place. We encourage you to avoid direct contact with groundhogs because they may become aggressive when cornered.

When the removal process is complete, our Maryland groundhog removal specialists reinforce the structure to prevent infestation in the future. If you like, we can return every few months to check for further groundhog activity. 

Groundhog Removal in Your Basement

Don’t allow groundhogs to damage your home’s foundation

Groundhogs may attempt to infiltrate your home by burrowing along the edge of the foundation. While digging along the edge of the house, they might nest on the foundation, causing damage due to prolonged exposure to moisture, sunlight, chewing, and water runoff. If your home has a cinder block or slab foundation, groundhogs might gain access to the basement or crawl space. 

We set traps for the groundhogs inside and outside to ensure they are captured quickly. A Maryland groundhog removal specialist will help reinforce the structure, or we can refer you to a foundation professional when necessary. 

Signs of a Groundhog Infestation

Common signs of a groundhog infestation include:

  • Holes that are 10 to 12 inches in diameter
  • Bite marks in your garden vegetables or missing plants/flowers
  • Small footprints around your yard
  • 10 to 12-inch entry holes in your home’s exterior
  • Animal droppings in your basement or crawl space
  • Trenches dug along the edge of your home
  • Holes or bite marks in your tree stumps

Even if you don’t see the signs of an infestation, reach out to us and speak to a Maryland groundhog removal specialist if you feel something is off. It’s better to be safe rather than sorry.

Groundhog Removal Services for Maryland Residents

In addition to our Maryland groundhog removal services, our team at K.P. Wildlife also handles:

Call us at 443.282.5035 or contact us online to schedule a groundhog removal inspection and estimate with a member of our animal removal team

Groundhog Removal FAQs

If you’re having issues with a groundhog in Queen Anne’s County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, or anywhere in Maryland for that matter, these frequently asked questions might shed some light on the situation:

How deep will a groundhog dig?

Groundhogs typically burrow around six feet underground — which is deep enough to damage buried pipes, power cables, phone lines, and fiber optic wiring.

Is it illegal to catch and release groundhogs?

It is not illegal to trap and release groundhogs. In fact, this is the only animal that does not require a permit for relocation. We take care of everything at K.P. Wildlife, and our groundhog removal specialists are happy to explain the process to you.

How do we get a groundhog to leave your property?

Groundhogs will not leave your property unless they are trapped and relocated. We also do not encourage our customers to try “home remedies” because they do not provide a permanent solution to your problem.