Category Archives: Groundhog, Woodchuck & Gophers

3 Interesting Facts About Woodchucks

Whether you call them woodchucks. groundhogs or whistle pigs the brown furry rodents are one of the most common nuisance animals in yards and gardens.  Regardless of their antics, they can cause severe damage to lawns and landscapes and when … Continue reading

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Top 3 Most Dreaded Spring Time Yard Pests

Spring is in the air!  That is a good thing, but it also means that in addition to the wonderful new buds and blossoms the dreaded animal pests that become active when the weather warms are on the move.  Below … Continue reading

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Woodchucks and How to Get Rid of Them

Marmota Monax — better known as the groundhog, woodchuck or whistlepig – can be found throughout the United States from Alaska to Alabama. Ubiquitous in the yards, roadways and fields of nearly half the United States woodchucks can often be a … Continue reading

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Why Shake-Away Woodchuck Repellent is Effective

Woodchucks, sometimes called Groundhogs are rodents of the family Sciuridae, and are of the grouping of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Damage Caused By Woodchucks Woodchucks are burrowing animals that live in dens which they access through a series … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Woodchucks

Whether you call them woodchucks, land beavers, groundhogs or whistle pigs, the varmints can cause all manner of damage to your yard and garden.  Deep holes, tunnels and destroyed landscaping and garden plants are some destruction they cause.

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5 Interesting Facts About Groundhogs and How to Get Rid of Them

Groundhogs are the largest members of the squirrel family and have become something of a cultural icon. Still, they can be quite a nuisance if they get into your garden or yard. The following 5 interesting facts about groundhogs and … Continue reading

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Differences Between a Woodchuck and a Gopher

Woodchucks and gophers are commonly enemies of gardeners. They each feed on vegetation and uproot your tubers and bulbs while digging their underground network of tunnels. They also pose a menace by gnawing on electric wires. Both these creatures belong … Continue reading

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Woodchuck Behavior and How to Use It to Your Advantage

Woodchucks, also called marmots or groundhogs, are one of the main critters in gardens and yards. The adult woodchuck’s body is 24 to 33 inches long inclusive of a 6 inch-long tail, and weighs 14 pounds. The creature’s heavy and … Continue reading

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Why do I Have Woodchucks in My Yard and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

If you have discovered a big hole and a pile of earth by your shed, your plants are being eaten, and your sapling trunks are being chewed when you are not looking, it is more than likely a woodchuck has … Continue reading

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What’s The Difference Between Gophers, Woodchucks and Groundhogs

What is the difference between Gophers, Woodchucks, and Groundhogs? It’s now near the planting season and one of the common garden problems you may soon be facing are highly aggressive members of the Marmot family.  Yes, marmots that not only … Continue reading

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