Michigan Bat Control, Inc.

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intro to groundhogs

Groundhogs or woodchucks live in open plains around trees and in holes underground, hence the name "groundhog". Groundhogs are predominately vegetarians that eat flowers, leaves, crops and other vegetation. They have flat hands and rounded claws for digging and climbing. They are considered the largest ground squirrel in Michigan.

Groundhogs in Michigan are found living under decks, in rock walls, and in hills. Groundhogs have rounded claws used for digging.

Our Nuisance groundhog Procedure and Pricing

We trap every type of nuisance wildlife, and groundhogs are no different. We are a safe and humane groundhog relocation company. Any groundhog trapped will be located within Washtenaw County to prevent the spread of diseases. All groundhogs are relocated at a safe distance to prevent the animals return. We provide groundhog trapping and relocation for all of Washtenaw County.

Groundhog trapping requires some skill, patience and experience. There are some things you must know when trying to trap nuisance groundhogs from your home. It is not as simple as buying a live trap and filling it full of bait, then waiting for the animal to enter the trap. We take pride in catching all of your nuisance groundhogs in a timely fashion but sometimes it does take patience. We always go for the target animal and never charge for non targeted animals. Trapping requires some knowledge to catch the wanted groundhog from their disturbance areas. 

Groundhog trapping is the best and really only method to get rid of them. Charging for groundhog trapping is much like trapping raccoon's, squirrels, or skunks. We charge a set up fee/inspection to come out to your home to survey the property and strategically set traps. Depending on the location of your home you may expect to pay an inspection fee of $90-$125. Typically for groundhogs we charge a per animal cost or we may charge a per trip charge. Per animal cost could be anywhere from $60-$100 depending on the placement of the traps and location of your property. Trip charges depend on the location of your property. This is the method we usually use for groundhogs. This cost is usually cheaper than the initial service call. At an added cost once the groundhogs are trapped and removed we can also screen of decks or fill in holes to keep them from returning. For free detailed quote contact us today.

Groundhog Removal Services

Local Groundhog Trapper Serving Washtenaw County, MI

groundhog Capture and Relocation

A More In Depth Look Into Groundhogs 

We offer groundhog trapping services in the following cities in Washtenaw County, MI: Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti and all surrounding Washtenaw County areas.

groundhog nuisance concerns

Groundhogs dig holes on top of hills creating landslides. They also dig holes under sidewalks and rock walls creating the cement and rocks to come tumbling down. Eating your flowers and plants are also a concern with homeowners. Groundhogs are not considered aggressive towards humans or pets, but are most certainly a nuisance. However, groundhogs living under decks close to homes are often found pestering pets. 

groundhog trapping

Groundhogs are trapped in live traps usually by baiting traps with vegetation like lettuce, carrots, or apples. Once trapped they can be relocated withing Washtenaw county where they are caught. Holes should be filled in, because coyotes and foxes will take over the den site causing more nuisance wildlife problems. Deck barriers can be made to keep them out from under your deck.