Groundhog Removal and Control
Ground hog removal and control is a very common problem in Virginia, these furry creatures kind of resemble a beaver and we have heard them called anything from a beaver to a badger. Groundhogs are common to Virginia and live throughout the state.
Groundhogs cause damage in many ways, to name a few, the groundhog will totally destroy a garden, they will eat all types of flowers and shrubs and they will dig holes under buildings and beside the foundation of homes and buildings. Groundhogs are probably the 3rd most destructive animal in Virginia.
How to Trap a Groundhog
Ground hogs are fairly easy to catch, the groundhog is a relatively large animal that can exceed 20 pounds. So therefore you need to have a large trap, This will cost you about $85.00. Once you have the trapping supplies you need, you now need bait, this will consist of a floral type bait that you can buy at any of the online stores for about 30.00 a jar.
Now its time to get started trying to catch the animals. Once you have trapped the animal you have to dispose of it in a humane manner in accordance with the Virginia State law. You can not let the animal go on someone else’s property. This is illegal! You must release the animal on your own property. So, what was the point in trapping it?
The easiest way around all this expense is to call a professional wildlife trapper in Virginia. You can find the trappers we recommend here. Just select the areas on the right that best represents your location and call the number listed on the page.