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Woodchucks

What are woodchucks?

Woodchucks, commonly referred to as groundhogs, are a type of lowland rodent. They can become quite destructive to properties as they feed on vegetable gardens, lawns, plants and other landscaping. They can also cause extensive damage to lawns and foundation as they burrow underneath them.

What do they look like?

Woodchucks look very similar to a beaver except without a tail. Woodchucks have a dense gray undercoat with a long, light brown coat of guard hairs on top. They are built for digging with short powerful limbs, strong claws, and a short, stubby tail. Woodchucks are about the size of a large house cat, weighing somewhere between 13 and 15 pounds.

Do woodchucks bite?

Woodchucks have the ability to bite and scratch if they are cornered or threatened. They are generally docile creatures and rarely, if ever, bite.

Are woodchucks dangerous?

Woodchucks are not considered dangerous to people. Woodchucks can cause a lot of costly damage to lawns, gardens, fences, and foundations. They can also get into and destroy engine compartments and chew through electrical wires.

What are the signs of a woodchuck infestation?

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Woodchuck prevention tips from Big Blue Bug Solutions

Preventing woodchucks from choosing your property is a difficult task, however, exclusion is the best way to prevent a woodchuck infestation. Make sure that any fencing used to keep woodchucks out is buried at least 18 inches under the ground.

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