Groundhog Control in Dallas, Texas

  • Don't Let Groundhogs Ruin Your Yard. Call Omega Animal Removal

    Don't Let Groundhogs Ruin Your Yard. Call Omega Animal Removal

    Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are famous for their clairvoyant ability to predict the end of winter in February, but these pests can often wreak havoc on your garden and building foundations, preferring grass and vegetation including berries and fresh vegetable crops when accessible. Groundhogs are solitary mammals most comfortable underground and skittish around other animals and humans, meaning they rarely stray far from their burrow. Although this might sound like good news, it typically means they settle in residential areas where lawns and gardens provide a massive buffet and porches and homes make a sheltered cover for the front stoop to their burrow entrance. The average groundhog typically moves about a cubic meter of soil in order to create their burrows which stretch up to twenty feet long in a straight line deep underground, sometimes six feet down.

    Groundhogs are most common in the northern parts of the United States, but have been known to populate parts of Texas, particularly the northern areas around Dallas. Their main threat to residences is leaving building foundations vulnerable to collapse from moving massive amounts of dirt from under large structures. Their insatiable appetite is a less dangerous, but still obnoxious trait of an groundhog infestation. Like all rodents, they have sharp, powerful teeth that can cut through mesh wire protection surrounding vegetable gardens.

    The only way to rid yourself of a groundhog is to trap and remove it. There may only be a single entrance to their burrow, but they easily dig themselves out of fillings, and 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.

    Groundhogs prefer urban and residential areas where the combined access to food and shelter are prolific. They don’t like straying too far from home, so easy access to compost and gardens is highly attractive to them. Because there are no easy home traps or repellents to help regular homeowners rid themselves of a groundhog problem, it is essential to call Omega Animal Removal directly when you notice any of the signs of a new neighbor under your home or shed. Our strategy is to evaluate the burrowing technique to determine the number of groundhogs, typically no more than one, and then set strategic traps to make sure you are free of your pesky, destructive guest in the matter of a few days. These animals can do an unparalled amount of damage to homes by destabilizing the foundation. Be sure to call immediately if you recognize any of the signs

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  • Signs of a Groundhog Infestation

    Signs of a Groundhog Infestation

    If you've taken note of any of the following signs, you might be cohabiting with a groundhog:

    • Large piles of dirt and soil by your home or lawn
    • Sounds of scratching or thumping below your floorboards
    • Sighting a groundhog itself is rare, and a sure sign of an infestation as they rarely stray more than a few yards from their burrow
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