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Welcome! Hackensack Groundhog Removal is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in the removal of groundhogs (aka woodchucks) in Hackensack, New Jersey. Call us at 201-328-0537 any time. Whether you have a problem with groundhogs digging under your shed or porch, eating your garden, or digging unwanted holes in your yard or next to your house, we can solve it! We are fully trained and know everything about the wildlife of New Jersey, especially New Jersey woodchucks. We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. See why we are voted Hackensack's best animal removal company! Check out our Hackensack trapping prices. Some of the services we offer include:
- Humane Groundhog Trapping & Relocation
- Property and Yard Inspections
- Preventative Groundhog Damage Repairs
- Garden Fence Installation
- Hackensack, NJ Woodchuck Control
- Poison-free Animal Control Solutions
- Porch or Shed Exclusion Barriers
- Groundhog Burrow Filling
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Hackensack Groundhog Tip of the Week: Why do groundhogs dig?
Groundhogs are excellent diggers and the burrows they dig up are often the first sign of their presence in an environment. They love to dig so much it has earned them the nickname; the underground architects. Groundhogs can dig simple burrows or complex burrows that stretch out many feet. They can dig as deep as 5 feet into the soil and as far as 30 feet. Usually, they place two entrances on each burrow; a large entrance plugged with soil and dirt and a less visible one used mostly as an emergency exit in case of an invasion. The burrow groundhogs dig can be used for several purposes. Sometimes, they may dig a long, deep hole and then partition them to suit various purposes. They can have a sort of toilet, a birthing chamber, and a hibernation chamber partitioned in the same burrow. Some reasons why groundhogs dig include:
Groundhogs spend most of their life underground and only come out to feed. They, therefore, need a place to stay when they are not on the surface. In fact, one of the first things baby groundhogs are taught is how to dig their own burrows. Groundhogs use the burrows as a shelter during the winter. They settle in burrows right before going into hibernation and only emerge after the winter.
When compared to many animals in the wild, groundhogs are relatively small and they have many predators. They, therefore, need a place to escape when threatened by a predator. Most times, they run into their burrows and wait for the predator before coming up again.
To raise babies
Female groundhogs have babies once a year. Although they sometimes have less than 5 babies at once, they can have up to 10 at other times. They, therefore, need a place to raise the young ones before they are old enough to look after themselves. Groundhogs make burrows for this purpose. After the babies are old enough, the mother abandons them and will sometimes leave them in the burrows which will serve as a temporary home to them before they build their own.
As a tunnel
Groundhogs can sometimes use burrows to go from one place to another. If there is a barrier on their way, the groundhogs will just dig burrows under the barrier and use the burrow to tunnel to the other side. They may use burrows to get into a fenced property if the fence is not properly erected.
What Prices Do We Charge?
Every wildlife situation is different: What type of animals? do you need trapping, prevention, repairs, cleanup? Call us and we can give pricing for your situation.