MN Nuisance Wilflife Control
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WOODCHUCK REMOVALWoodchuck
Woodchuck biology
Minnesota’s woodchucks are a member of the squirrel family and are vegetarians. They have many names including Marmots, Ground hogs, whistle pigs. They weight between 5.5 to 12 lbs and are 20-25” long. They have 1 litter a year in April or early May with 4-5 young. The young are born blind and fur less. They open their eyes and start crawling out at 1 month old.

Symptoms
Seeing large piles of earth around a 8 to 12” hole. Large amount of dirt under decks or near the foundations. Woodchucks will dig between 2-5 entrances to it burrow and the dirt will be piled at the main entrance. Damage to vegetable crops such as beans, squash and peas can be costly and extensive. Fruit trees and ornamental shrubs also may be damaged by woodchucks. If you are loosing large amounts of plants, it could be whistle pigs doing the damage. If threatened woodchucks can climb trees and swim!!!!

Woodchuck Removal
Removal
The removal all starts with a inspection. We will come out and access the damage and identify the specie doing the damage. Then we will set the appropriate traps to remove the animals. We will also recommend habitat modifications and exclusion available for your site.





Exclusions

A more permanent solution to a Woodchuck problem is to use a exclusion technique to permanently keep the woodchuck from burrowing under your deck, shed or other structure. For this we use hardware cloth buried into the ground and attached to the structure, this prevents the woodchuck from burrowing

Health Concerns
Woodchucks are known carriers of Colorado tick fever, Rabies, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Leptospirosis, Murine Typhus, Plague and Tularemia. Even though most of these diseases are rare in Minnesota, they have showed up in other woodchucks around the country.