Professional Woodchuck Trapping and Removal in PA and NY

Woodchucks Are Vigorous Burrowers and Agricultural Pests

Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control provides professional trapping and removal of woodchucks in NE Pennsylvania and Central New York. Woodchucks (also known as groundhogs or whistle pigs) can create a variety of nuisance situations for humans, particularly as a pest affecting farmers, homeowners, orchard operators, and landscapers. They are vigorous burrowers and their food habits tend to directly conflict with a variety of commercial agricultural operations. The preferred foods of woodchucks include:

  • Alfalfa
  • Soybeans
  • Beans
  • Squash
  • Peas
  • Fruits

Woodchucks Gnaw Underground Cables, Hoses, and Shrubbery

Woodchucks are also known for their ceaseless gnawing. This behavior is very destructive to a variety of vegetation and items of human interest including: ornamental shrubbery, woody vegetation, foundations, dikes, underground power cables, and rubber hoses in vehicles and farm equipment (such as vacuum and fuel lines).

Woodchuck Mounds Create Fall Hazards and Equipment Damage

The massive mounds of soil and empty holes left behind by woodchucks as they burrow create dangerous hazards. People walking in these areas may trip and fall or break their ankles when they unknowingly encounter the remnants of woodchuck burrow systems. Farm animals including horses also face risks when encountering the piles of soil and holes left behind by woodchucks. Farm equipment is frequently damaged as a result of damage to the landscape caused by woodchucks.

Woodchucks are known to contract rabies, but it is not a common issue. If you are experiencing a nuisance or dangerous situation as a result of woodchucks on your property, contact us as soon as possible. There are only certain times of the year when woodchucks can be humanely evicted from their existing burrows. Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control is committed to providing effective, 100% humane removal of woodchucks that have created a nuisance situation at your home or farm. Contact us toll-free at (866) 442-9360 to schedule professional woodchuck removal and barrier installation to prevent re-entry.