We received a phone call from a residence 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 us 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.