There is all manner of pests in Texas. The arachnids, insects, rodents, and even the wildlife can cause trouble. Some pests can cause property damage to your home, business, as well as the landscaping, and others can be a risk to your health, whether it is allergy asthma triggers, injecting venom or transmitting disease. In any case, today, we at A Five Star Termite and Pest Control would like to elaborate briefly on the groundhogs that might be destroying your yard.
Digging Holes & Other Groundhog Damage
These pests can often wreak havoc on your garden and building foundations, as they are drawn to grass and vegetation, such as berries and fresh vegetable crops when accessible, though groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are famous for their clairvoyant ability to predict the end of winter in February. Groundhogs rarely stray far from their burrow as they are solitary mammals most comfortable underground and skittish around other animals and humans. Though this fact can make them seem harmless enough, groundhogs generally settle in residential areas where lawns and gardens provide a massive buffet and the porches as well as homes make sheltered cover for the front stoop to their burrow entrance. In order to create their burrows that stretch up to twenty feet long in a straight-line deep underground, sometimes six feet down, groundhogs average about a cubic meter of soil. Despite being common in the northern parts of the United States, they have been known to populate parts of Texas. Being vulnerable to collapse from moving massive amounts of dirt from under large structures, their main threat to residences is leaving building foundations. Being an obnoxious trait of a groundhog infestation, their insatiable appetite is a less dangerous factor. They have sharp, powerful teeth that can cut through mesh wire protection surrounding vegetable gardens, like most rodents.
Do Groundhog Repellents Work?
Trapping and removing the groundhog is the only way to get rid of it. Repellents are ignored or cause greater damage by leading groundhogs to move even more of the foundation by digging themselves away in a different direction and though there may only be a single entrance to their burrow, they can easily dig themselves out of fillings.
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Where the combined access to food and shelter are common, groundhogs prefer urban and residential areas. Easy access to compost and gardens is highly attractive to them since they don’t like straying too far from home. When you notice any of the signs of a new neighbor under your home or shed, due to there being no easy home traps or repellents to help regular homeowners rid themselves of a groundhog problem, it is essential to call A Five Star Termite and Pest Control directly. Though there is not usually more, the technicians will evaluate the burrowing technique to determine the number of groundhogs, and once established, they set strategic traps to make sure you are free of your pesky, destructive guest in the matter of a few days typically. Call us today if you suspect groundhogs.