Groundhog Removal in Manheim Township

Groundhog Trap

We received a phone call from a resident located in Manheim Township. She noticed several disturbances from animals in her neighborhood. Most importantly, she wanted to remove a groundhog from under her deck. While the development was still under construction, the critters were constantly on the move. The homes and burrows of the animals were frequently disturbed by workers.

Why are groundhogs a nuisance?

First and foremost, groundhogs are carriers of rabies. They are not an animal you want hanging around your home, especially with children or pets. Moreover, their burrowing habits lead to cave-ins which turn into an expensive repair. Additionally, they spend their waking hours foraging and eating a lot of greens. Foraging in combination with burrowing leaves a huge mess in your yard or garden.

The Groundhog Removal in Manheim Township

In this situation, the deck area was a perfect location for a groundhog to dig. It was only a few inches off the ground which was just enough room for the groundhog to squeeze underneath. During removal, we trapped the groundhog. To our surprise, we also caught a skunk.

After the removal process was completed, we excluded any other animals from entering the deck. We performed some light excavation and installed a heavy gauge screening system. Ultimately, this method prevents any other animals from digging around the deck opening.

If you are experiencing issues with groundhogs, skunks, or other animals, please call 717-419-0781 or use our contact form. We offer groundhog removal and all animal control and animal removal services in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Reading, York, and surrounding areas.

Squirrel Removal – Attic in New Holland

Squirrel and pest removal in New Holland PA

Recently, we received a call from a family, located in New Holland, reporting noises coming from walls. Usually, noises in walls and ceilings are indications of rats, mice, or squirrels. With their home, we found usual signs of squirrel entry.

What damage to squirrels cause to a home?

Squirrels are always chewing on something, their teeth are always growing! While it can be entertaining to watch squirrels forage for food and chase each other up trees, they quickly become a safety hazard.

In this situation, the squirrels the squirrels chewed through areas around the gutter, crown molding, and the fascia board. Luckily, none of the wiring was damaged during their chewing. While squirrels in homes are a safety issue, their damage requires a variety of repair processes.

Our Removal & Repair Process

After our inspection of the home was completed, we were able to begin the trapping process. Once the offending squirrels were no longer in the home we repaired the entry points. We sealed the home to prevent squirrels or any other animal from entering.

Furthermore, the clean-up should be handled by a professional. Their droppings are a breeding ground for harmful organisms such as salmonella and leptospirosis. Altogether, extreme care should be taken during the process of squirrel removal.

Additional Services

As an extra measure, we also provide the option of chimney cap installation. Unprotected chimneys are a common entry point for squirrels and other critters.

Additionally, we offer custom screening specific to each home or business. With all of our repairs, we strive to match the existing aesthetic of the structure.

If you are hearing noises in your attic or walls, please call 717-419-0781 or use our contact form. Backyard Wildlife Solutions are your licensed wildlife control technicians for squirrel removal and other animals. We are currently serving all of Central PA: ‎Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, York, and surrounding counties.