New Milford, Connecticut

4 FAQ About Woodchucks May 27, 2020

New Milford, Litchfield
4 FAQ About Woodchucks, New Milford, Connecticut

Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are critters that can wreak havoc on your yard, requiring you to get professional woodchuck removal services to evict them from the area. If you have one on your property, here’s what you need to know. 

What You Need to Know About Woodchucks

What do they look like?

Woodchucks look like large prairie dogs. They are less than three feet long and have brownish, gray fur and short, fluffy tails. Their claws are long and curved—perfect for digging. Many people mistake them for beavers if they cannot see the tail.

Can they damage my home? 

woodchuck removalMany people call for woodchuck removal when they notice holes in their yard. This member of the squirrel family often eats or burrows through vegetable gardens and landscaping. The holes often make it difficult to mow the lawn, and your pup could get hurt if they fall into one. Also, the holes and tunnels can cause soil erosion and flooding that make it challenging to maintain the landscaping.

Where do they live?

Woodchucks live in underground tunnel networks in larger areas called burrows. During the winter, they hibernate there until spring, when they emerge and begin looking for mates and new grasses and vegetation to eat. 

When should I schedule removal services?

Many woodchuck removal companies recommend trapping and relocating these animals between mid- and late-summer. During this season, they’re likely to make return trips between the surface and their burrows to prepare for winter, so they’re easier to spot and trap. Plus, their babies will be old enough to fend for themselves, so homeowners don’t have to worry about unknowingly separating the young from their mothers. 


If you’re looking for woodchuck removal professionals, contact American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services in New Milford, CT. Their exceptional animal removal team removes nuisance wildlife, protecting your home and property. They have over 50 years of experience. Visit the website or call the woodchuck removal company at (860) 355-1231 for more information on their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services
4 Wildlife Removal Tips for Snakes, New Milford, Connecticut
Snakes tend to remain in hiding, avoid direct contact with humans, and generally mind their own business. Those that end up on your property are usually seeking shelter and have no more
4 Bat Removal Do's & Don'ts, New Milford, Connecticut
Bats are a crucial part of the ecosystem, helping control pesky insects by eating more than 6,000 bugs a night. However, as necessary as they are, you certainly don't want them in more
4 Ways Opossums Can Affect a Property, New Milford, Connecticut
Opossums likely aren't the first pests that come to mind when you suspect an infestation on your property, but these mammals can cause a significant amount of damage. If you notice more
4 Animals That Could Be in Your Attic, New Milford, Connecticut
If you suspect animals are living in your attic, contact a wildlife removal company right away to safeguard your family and home. However, before they come, learn more more
4 Tips for Choosing a Wildlife Control Company, New Milford, Connecticut
Many animals like to live in residential structures where they’re able to find warmth, food, water, and protection from predators. Unfortunately, these uninvited guests in your home more