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Welcome! Scranton Groundhog Removal is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in the removal of groundhogs (aka woodchucks) in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Call us at 570-904-8590 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 Pennsylvania, especially Pennsylvania woodchucks. We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. See why we are voted Scranton's best animal removal company! Check out our Scranton trapping prices. Some of the services we offer include:
- Humane Groundhog Trapping & Relocation
- Property and Yard Inspections
- Preventative Groundhog Damage Repairs
- Garden Fence Installation
- Scranton, PA Woodchuck Control
- Poison-free Animal Control Solutions
- Porch or Shed Exclusion Barriers
- Groundhog Burrow Filling
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Scranton Groundhog Tip of the Week: Is it legal for me to trap a groundhog?
Whether to trap a groundhog or not can be a subject for many days of debate since the answer isn't an outright yes or no. Instead, it depends on both federal and local laws. If groundhogs have invaded your property, you definitely need to get rid of them before they cause extensive damage to your garden. These critters love to burrow and can be a nuisance if not contained. If you spot one groundhog on your property, you need to inspect your property to identify where it lives. This way, you will know how many there are and how best to get rid of them. And in most cases, trapping is always the most effective way of getting rid of these critters.
Why trapping is a popular method of getting rid of groundhogs
One of the most effective and popular methods that you can use to get rid of the unwanted guest is trapping and removal or relocation. This is particularly effective because once you trap and remove the critter, it may never find its way back to your property.
Besides, trapping is also a humane way of getting rid of groundhogs as long as you use live cage traps. But, if you use a body grip trap, you will injure or instantly kill the animal. With live cage traps, all you need is to place it around or near the burrows. Once the critter gets into the trap, the trigger door will close instantly, trapping it in. You can then relocate the creature far from your home.
Legal implications for trapping groundhogs
Do you want to trap your unwanted guests, but you wonder whether it is legal to do so? If you are not aware of the laws regarding the trapping of wildlife, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law. The major challenge is that almost every state has restrictions on who can trap which animal and when and where you can trap the animal. Moreover, most states regulate the type and size of the trap that you can use. In most states, it is legal to trap groundhogs if it is on your property. However, you will need a permit to trap the critter if it is not on your property.
Since groundhogs carry rabies and other disease-causing microorganisms, it's illegal to relocate them in some states such as Pennsylvania. Not being able to relocate the critters will definitely limit your options of getting rid of them. All you can do is deter them from accessing your property by using a repellent.
Note: If you're unsure whether trapping animals in your state is legal, the best thing to do is visit your local wildlife office.
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.